Registered Nurses Drive Quality Improvement in Hospitals
Find Out Why and How
Nurses set the stage for quality improvement by creating programs that get everyone involved in the healthcare experience, with the end goal of bettering patient outcomes and quality of life after discharge. The effort also requires travel nurses to be active team members and leaders, engaging with the entire healthcare team. Quality improvement is possible for every hospital, skilled nursing facility and outpatient center, but it takes a village as they say—not to mention a great nursing staff!
RNs who help their healthcare employers achieve quality improvement work in positions that range from traveling case management jobs, ER jobs, just to name a few. Travelers have a unique opportunity to pick up pointers on the floors of award winning departments featured in the Honor Roll of Best Hospitals. Travelers can experience the best practices at elite facilities and take that experience with them wherever their careers may lead.
Travelers Can Deliver on the Promise of Quality Improvement Wherever they Go
- Consider specializing as a Care Coordinator: Nurse Care Coordinators not only help educate patients across the board on health issues, resulting in making better decisions about their care, but they also help cut costs for insurance companies and healthcare employers, too. Talk about quality improvement!
- Stay on top of Industry Trends Regarding Health Reform: In today’s healthcare landscape, nurses must be prepared to adapt to expected changes in healthcare legislation. Nurses have become the key caregivers in hospitals, and can significantly influence quality of care there; they can, essentially, make or break a healthcare employer’s reputation for excellence.
- Know Everything There is to Know about Your Future Employers: Traveling RNs are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the National Data Base of Nursing Quality Indicators or (NDNQI) to see how the hospitals they may work in measure up.
50 States Staffing Offers a Gentle Reminder about Where We Stand on Quality Improvement
Lastly, remember this: In order for a healthcare employer to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, it must report core quality measures; these include initiatives in myocardial infraction, heart failure, ventilator associated pneumonia, surgical care improvement, children’s asthma and pregnancy, among many other criteria. 50 States Staffing is also proud to be Joint Commissioned Certified. Our reputation for excellence has made us a valued staffing provider to many of America's best hospitals. We hope to find a spot for you in one of these prestigious facilities!