Retain
How To Retain International Nurses At Your Facility

In our previous blog, we explored how to effectively integrate international nurses into your US facility through a process of selecting the right staffing partner and building robust interview and...

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Meet The Conexus Team: Leanne Howell and Veronica Sanchez

As you know, the team at Conexus works hard to build lasting relationships with all of our nurses and healthcare facilities in the US. That’s why we want you to meet them! Each month, we’ll be intr...

Usa Vs Canada
What Are The Differences Between Healthcare In Canada And The US?

More Canadian nurses than ever are moving to the US, thanks to an abundance of opportunities and a favorable cost of living. Additionally, there’s a special visa for Canadian citizens that enables ...

Nursing
How To Effectively Integrate International Nurses In Your Facility

According to Harvard, there are 3 million immigrants already in the US healthcare system, accounting for 1 in 4 workers in that field. This is, in part, due to US healthcare facilities going global...

Timetohire
Expanding Your Nursing Team: When’s The Right Time?

Your nurses are the lifeline of your facility and provide all of the essential care and support your patients need. That’s why it’s integral to maintain the right nurse staffing levels for continui...

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Conexus Monthly Roundup - Cathy Vollmer

Our latest monthly roundup is brought to you by Cathy Vollmer, our VP of Operations:    

Vaping
E-Cigarette and Vaping Associated Lung Injury

The United States of America has recently seen a significant increase in the incidence of e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury (EVALI). The outbreak is thought to have begun in June 2019, w...

Flu Jab
Mandatory Flu Shots

Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious acute viral infection of the respiratory tract that is spread through droplet transmission. Flu has a short incubation period and on average symptoms will sta...

Beds
Nurse Staffing Shortages: Is Closing Beds The Right Answer?

For several years, nurse shortages in the US have forced healthcare facilities to make some difficult decisions. Do they collectively pay billions of dollars to recruit and retain nurses, or risk p...

Blo
Technology In the Staffing Industry: Hindrance Or Help?

ASA-certified staffing professional and Registered Nurse (RN), Cathy Vollmer is Vice President of Operations at international healthcare staffing agency, Conexus Medstaff. Here, Cathy explores the ...

Graduates
Winter Graduates: You’re In Demand! (But Are You Prepared?)

Every December, thousands of international students studying in the US don their caps and gowns to graduate from nursing schools across the country, and this year is no exception. While winter grad...

Diversity
The Importance of Diversity In Nursing

It’s no secret that diversity in nursing provides greater opportunities to deliver quality care to all patients. The formula is simple: If a nursing workforce reflects a hospital’s demographics, co...

2020
Ripped From The Headlines: The Good News Addition!

In this edition, we’re celebrating nurses by bringing you some heart-warming and inspiring good news stories from the US healthcare industry. Reward yourself and the great work you do by grabbing a...

Handwashing
National Handwashing Awareness Week 2019

National Handwashing Awareness Week   December 1 – 7 2019 is National Handwashing Awareness Week in the US. Handwashing is the most basic of infection prevention and control measures, however...

End Of Life
End of Life Care – Cultural Considerations

End of Life Care – Cultural Considerations   The term culture can be defined as the ideas, customs and social behaviours of a particular group of people. A person’s culture can be influenced ...

Tn
Could Foreign Nurses Solve the US Rural Hospital Staff Shortage?

It’s no secret that the US is facing a nationwide nursing shortage, with 203,700 new RNs required each year up to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019). And, it’s healthcare prov...

Pressure Ulcer
NDNQI: National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Survey for Pressure Ulcers

As a new grad, staging pressure ulcers/wounds was a struggle for me until I joined the wound care team of my hospital. Quarterly, they participated in the National Database of Nursing Quality Ind...

Paper Team
Meet The Conexus Team: Cathy Vollmer and Benjie Jalasco!

At Conexus, we’re committed to building real and lasting relationships with all of our nurses and US hospitals. That’s why each month, we’ll be introducing you to members of the amazing Conexus tea...

Rippedfrom
Ripped From The Headlines: Saving The Planet, Texas Wages, And Identical Twins

Each month, the Conexus team brings you a selection of news stories from the US healthcare industry. Always informative, sometimes controversial and occasionally heartwarming, Ripped From The Headl...

Travel Nursing Topics
International Nurse Staffing Vs. Travel Nurses: What Are The REAL Cost Savings?

We’ve evaluated the traditional 13-week contract and why more acute and post-acute care facilities are exploring staffing alternatives. One popular option is using international nurse staffing opti...