Florence, South Carolina 2021-02-26 08:25:04 –
Holly County, South Carolina (WBTW) – Health professionals in Holly County, South Carolina say there is a shortage of health care workers throughout the system.
If you go online Hundreds of healthcare jobs are open to all unemployment sites and types in the Myrtle Beach area.
Lorraine Aldrich, a professor of nursing and academic chair at Horry Georgetown Technical College, said the shortage of nurses, in particular, has been long-standing.
Aldrich examined the factors and said the area is experiencing a cycle of shortages.
The shortage is due to the pandemic keeping hospital beds close to or at maximum capacity.
“I think we’re going through a cycle. I think that’s what people have to be aware of. Professional nursing is always going through a cycle we’re lacking, and we’re always having that problem. I’m paying attention to, but it’s more dramatic because of the pandemic, “Aldrich said.
Not only that, there is a wave of nurses preparing for retirement throughout the field.
There is a shortage of nurses not only in the medical field but also in the classroom.
“If I have to look at the gap, it’s probably the gap, and how to get more nurses interested in nursing educators, provide those resources, and only need in the future Is it possible to create a nurse for? “Said Aldrich.
The number of nurses leaving the workforce has increased from about 40,000 in 2010 to 80,000 by 2020. American College of Nursing Association (AACN)..
AACN Report A long list of factors behind a shortage of nurses, such as a shortage of nursing educators, a big wave of retired nurses, and life expectancy for more help.
“We are also an industry that has learned from technology. People live longer. Whether in the community environment or inpatient environment, they have more problems and more services. Nurses continue because they need it. They need to be in demand and ready to meet that challenge, ”says Aldrich.
Despite the pandemic, Aldrich said he has seen no decline or application for medical programs and is devoting himself to the medical profession, if not more.
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