Thursday, March 10, 2011

Birthday Fun For Gabby

On the one hand, Continental Travelnurse loves our nurses; when it's your birthday, we try to reach out and wish you the best wherever you are in the world. When Gabby came into the office right around her latest birthday, we were delighted to belt out our best wishes and light some candles.

On the other hand, we do love cake!

If you'd like to learn more about the Continental Travelnurse family and the opportunity to travel Europe and practice your profession in some of the best medical centers in the UK where you will be respected and well-paid, check out our website!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Zero Tolerance For Preventable Errors In Medicine

A new article in Washington Monthly highlights preventable errors in medicine and how difficult it can be to even get data on hospital care or even something as simple as infections patients received while at a hospital. The author's solution? A national program of tracking each and every error and near-miss, detailing the incident and looking for lessons learned. he wants to model it on the airline industry and the pro-active way it deals with every single mistake. Even a pilot turning a plane briefly in the wrong direction when pulling away from a boarding gate is noted and examined. Last year, the airline industry had no fatal airline accidents in the developed world. Why shouldn't hospitals strive for the same zero tolerance?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Birthday, Gabby!

We love it when our Continental Travelnurses pay us a visit at our offices in London. Gabby Simon came by and gave us a chance to sing her "Happy Birthday!" (and enjoy a slice of cake). If you want to be part of the Continental Travelnurse family and find out more about how you can travel the UK as a nurse, visit our website.