Travelers Conference 2015

Just a few weeks left until Travelers Conference 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada September 13-15! This annual event is aimed at traveling healthcare professionals, allowing them to meet and network with other travelers, companies, and industry experts and leaders. There’s a professional, educational, and social component to Trav Con. Many of the sessions even qualify …

Demand for Travel Nurses Reaches a 20-year High

A recent USA Today article from Kaiser Health News discussed that alongside economic recovery and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the demand for Travel Nurses reaches a 20-year high in 2015. That’s according to a representative from Avondale Partners, who estimated in the article that “the demand for nurses and other healthcare personnel …

Clinical Corner: Patient Satisfaction

There have been large amounts of media focus on patient satisfaction during medical procedures and/or hospital stays. A key topic of focus is on HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems). The goal of HCAHPS is to provide a standardized set of questions that can be used by all facilities to evaluate patient …

How Travel Nurses Can Lower Pneumonia Rates in Your Hospital

Under staffing of nurses is a major concern because of the effects it can have on patient safety and quality of care. According to a US Department of Health EPC report, five studies were conducted to examine the relationship between adverse patient outcomes and hospital nurse staffing. All five studies found at least some association …

What to Look for When Working with a Travel Staffing Agency

It can be often difficult finding a quality healthcare staffing agency to hire. You need to trust the company is sending you qualified healthcare staff that integrates well with your hospital. Here are some things to look for when working with a healthcare staffing agency: Experience-One important factor to consider is how long the agency …

Student’s Answer to Becoming a Travel Nurse

For all those aspiring travel nurses out there! We’ve designed a new easy-to-follow Student Guide to Travel Nursing for those students wanting to chose travel nursing as career. The student guide details information on the required education, experience and necessary skills to become a successful travel nurse. Please pass this on to any students interested …

How Do You Create an Effective Hospital Culture?

It’s proven that hospitals with an effective culture provide better patient care and outperform competitors.  To achieve a desired hospital culture, you must identify what kind of culture you currently have, decide what you want your culture to be, and shift everyone toward the preferred culture. The easiest way to assess current culture is to …