Travel Inspo: Fall 2020

Travel nursing is one of the most rewarding and exciting careers in healthcare. What other job allows you to live in different cities multiple times a year? When you’re trying to decide where to go this fall, consider one of these 5 great spots that MSSI Team Members picked out! Rapid City, SD Rapid City Read more…

Meet the Recruiter: Kelly

Meet Kelly! Kelly is an MSSI recruiter and has been for three years! Kelly is from Sheboygan, Wisconsin but moved to Minnesota when she accepted her position at MSSI. When Kelly is not in the office, she loves to cook and bake. Kelly also found a new interest in flower arranging and gardening. Read some Read more…

HIPAA- Patient Confidentiality

By Jenny Palmgren, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager, MSSI Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) went into effect in 1996 to protect health information (PHI) and medical records. PHI breaches can occur with electronic documents, paper documents, and spoken conversations.  Research shows breaches have occurred while caregivers are completing handoff outside of patient’s rooms.  Read more…

Influenza Prevention

It is that time again – flu season is upon us! Every year in the United States, between 9.3 million and 49 million cases of the flu arise, resulting in nearly 140,000 – 960,000 hospitalizations and 12,000 – 79,000 deaths annually. Influenza can happen to any of us, but as healthcare providers who are in direct contact with vulnerable patients every day, we have a duty to keep our patients safe.  

Silos in Healthcare

Think of the last time you sat in a meeting with your coworkers. Did you look around and wonder what they all do in their departments? In healthcare, we fall victim to this all the time as we tend to ask only the staff on our unit of their previous experiences, when indeed it is best to reach out to other units and individuals that may have more experience.

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