How do you orient travel nurses?

One of the big concerns of nurse managers and hospital staffing managers is the length of time it takes to truly orient a new travel nurse into their hospital and unit. This is an understandable concern, if you consider you only have a temporary nurse for basically three months at your unit and if they are …

Alphabet staffing?

Over at HospitalImpact.org was a great post about emotionally intelligent patient care using DISC personality profiles (Dominant, Influential, Steady, Conscientious). The thought of personality types in a hospital unit is intriguing for a couple of reasons. The first being the impact on patient care on an individual basis and being able to recognize what your …

Minimum Staffing Levels: Essential for quality care

As of January 1, 2008 California has implemented it’s historic safe hospital staffing law which states that every hospital must abide by certain ratios for every department within the care facility. These ratios have transformed hospital care and helped increase patient safety by ordering them to maintain minimum, specific nurse-to-patient staffing ratios for all hospital …