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 …

How hospitals can make the most of travel nurses

One of the easiest ways to make the most of travel nurses and to have them fit your culture better is to simply make them less “travel” and more like “semi-perm”, Which means having them work at your hospital longer than the typical 13 week assignment. The question is how do you do that. There are two areas …

Travel nurses and hospital culture – Make sure they fit

One continual challenge of using travel nurses to meet staffing needs in your hospital is the culture fit of the nurse into your unit. This is understandable considering how short of a time they are in your hospital and how little information you have about them before they get there and vice-versa. Compare this to what you …

How nurse managers can improve a hospital's use of travel nurses

You are used to giving feedback to your full-time nurse staff, but how often are you giving your travel nurses or travel nursing companies feedback? If you already do, that is great, but if not, it may be something you should look at instituting at your hospital. There are benefits for all three if you do. Benefit …

What types of nurse staffing do travel nursing companies provide?

This can be dependent on the company’s size and the number of candidates in their pool, but travel nursing companies normally should be able to provide you with nurse staff for almost all specialties and sub-specialties. Of course they will face similar challenges to you when it comes to harder to find specialists, but the thing …