eLABorate Topics

Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 5: Useful Tips to Survive as an Understaffed Lab

Critical staffing, under-staffed, short-staffed – it’s all the same.
And, no matter what terminology you use, most labs (especially recently) have faced this significant problem. The stress of not having enough staff to cover the needed shifts and cause anxiety for the entire laboratory.

In this episode of eLABorate Topics podcast hosts Lona Small, Tywauna Wilson, and Stephanie Whitehead had a great roundtable discussion discussion useful tips to use if your lab is understaffed.
The podcast hosts discussed:

  • An overview of common reasons that laboratories are experiencing workforce shortages.
  • Operational tips to provide support and find solutions for the staff working through the shortage
  • Team and cultural changes to help retain staff and prevent turnover

Listen to this full episode to get detailed information on how to survive being short staffed in your laboratory.

Also, for more information check out our previous episodes related to this topic:

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