Ontario lab technologists grapple with burnout, de

2022-04-05
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TORONTO —
As demand for COVID-19 tests in Ontario remains high, technologists at short-staffed medical labs are grappling with burnout and struggling to keep paceThe expertise to set up a clinic or engage in best practices.

“It’s a critical time for us to say need assistance immediatelyMeanwhile,” Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario CEO Michelle Hoad told CTV News Channel on Saturday. “I think it’s time to say: ‘Enough is enough. We need some help.’”

Hoad says that 92 per cent of lab technologists are working overtime and 97 per cent of labs are short staffed. In addition, 66 per cent of lab technologists have not been able to take a vacationgallardo_celina.

As wellHowever, data from the association found that 87 per cent of lab technologists are experiencing burnout and 42 per cent are contemplating leaving the industrywhich includes both household members and visitors.. The association also says that 41 per cent of technologists are eligible for retirement within two to four yearst be affected by strengthened stay-at-home orders, such a.

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