Today, hospitals are under tremendous pressure to provide care that results in quality outcomes. Certain untoward events even cost hospitals money. Falls, infections, wrong-site surgeries all affect a hospital’s bottom line.
Research has shown that proper staffing is one way of reducing “never events” and increasing patient satisfaction.
One way of providing proper nurse staffing is by the use of travel nurses. These nurses offer these benefits to hospitals:
The commitment to adding a travel nurse to the staff is only for thirteen weeks. Travelers are on-boarded to fill open positions caused by pregnancy, illness, or seasonal patient increases. There is not long term expense related to paying benefits of keeping a nurse longer than is needed.
Increased Patient Satisfaction
Higher patient satisfaction scores are directly related to positive interactions between patients with nurses. Coupled with the fact that travel nurses are reported to have more experience, as good an education, and comparable skills as perm staff, travelers make sense.
Improved Quality of Care
Here again, adequate staffing produces better patient outcomes. Makes sense that the more prepared nurses are to provide care to patients, the better the quality of care.
These three benefits lead to a better bottom line with happier patients and staff. Travelers just make good sense!
Learn about travel nursing opportunities – available nationwide – at www.pprtravelnursing.com.