Phone Interviewer Tips for Nurse Leaders

As the war for clinical talent in the healthcare industry intensifies, hospital leaders need to interview their candidates quickly to attract the best and brightest. If you don’t have a managed service provider to interview candidates for you, Medical Solutions’ Clinical Nurse Manager Natalie O., BSN, RN offers the following tips for phone interview success: …

5 Ways Travel Nurse Staffing Can Benefit Your Facility

As the future of healthcare reform remains murky and the epidemic nursing shortage continues, hospitals managers need to rethink their staffing practices. Asking your staff to work longer shifts isn’t a long-term solution, and finding new perm staff might not be an option. It’s time to consider using travel nurse staffing as a part of your …

4 Successful Strategies to Improve Nurse Staff Engagement

A recent Kronos Incorporated survey found that 98 percent of hospital nurses said that their work is physically and mentally demanding. Of the 257 nurses surveyed, 41 percent have considered leaving their jobs in the past year due to burnout. Although not surprising to most healthcare providers, these statistics are further proof that hospital leaders …

Healthcare Industry Reacts to the BCRA

Healthcare leaders and advocacy groups universally panned the Better Care Reconciliation Act, citing concerns that the bill will harm rather than help America’s most vulnerable patients. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the BCRA would leave 22 million Americans without health coverage by the next decade. Below, you can read the responses from several healthcare …

Poor Environment, Higher Patient Loads Linked to Missed Pediatric Care

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing determined that pediatric nurses with poor work environments and higher patient loads are more likely to miss required care. Researchers surveyed approximately 2,187 pediatric registered nurses in 223 hospitals between 2006 and 2008. More than half of the nurses in the survey reported having …

Medical Solutions Celebrates Nurses Week 2017

All year long, your nursing staff works tirelessly to provide safe and effective care to your facility’s patients. With Nurses Week just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to show your nurses how much you appreciate their efforts. Searching for ways to celebrate at your facility? Tell your nurses about Medical Solutions’ 2017 Nurses …

Nurse To Serve as Acting Surgeon General

President Trump recently named Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams as acting surgeon general, according to The New York Times. Trent-Adams, one of the first nurses to be appointed to the office, is also the first non-physician surgeon general. Dr. Richard Carmona, the surgeon general who served during the Bush administration, was both a physician and a …