Trump’s Executive Order on Healthcare: 4 Things to Know

As a result of Trump’s executive order last week, Obamacare could be left hanging in the balance. Here’s what we know so far about the order itself and any of its likely consequences: Trump’s executive order targets small businesses and individual insurance plans: Trump’s order is two-fold. Firstly, it allows small business owners to ban …

Celebrate Travel Nurses Day 2017!

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that hospital employers who regularly recognize their staff’s hard work have desirable workplace cultures. And, with Travel Nurses Day just around the corner, recognizing your Travel Nurses on staff got a lot easier. Travel Nurses Day is Friday, October 13th.  This annual holiday, created by Medical Solutions in 2013, celebrates …

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 …

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 …