Temp Firms A Magnet For Unfit Nurses

With scant regulation and some agencies' poor screening, workers can hopscotch from job to job. Firms that supply temporary nurses to the nation's hospitals are taking perilous shortcuts in their screening and supervision, sometimes putting seriously ill patients in the hands of incompetent or impaired caregivers.

Topics:  firms   temp   nurses   job   screening   
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  • Report takes issue with temp nurse quality
    Titled "Temp firms a magnet for unfit nurses," the report said some nurse staffing companies aren't doing adequate background checks, and that some have become a haven for those at the bottom of the ...
    12/7/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Unfit Nurses Getting Work via Unregulated Temp Agencies
    "Temp Firms a Magnet for Unfit Nurses" (Weber/Ornstein, Los Angeles Times, 12/6). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news ...
    12/6/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Temp firms a magnet for unfit nurses
    Firms that supply temporary nurses to the nation's hospitals are taking perilous shortcuts in their screening and supervision, sometimes putting seriously ill patients in the hands of incompetent or ...
    12/5/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Temp Firms a Magnet for Unfit Nurses
    Firms that supply temporary nurses to the nation's hospitals ... Here, oversight of nurses in general has been weak. A Times/ProPublica investigation in July found years-long delays in disciplining ...
    12/4/2009 - 6:52 pm | View Link
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