Tag: Float teams

Session: Strategy to reduce temporary labor expense

Editor's Note “How many of you are still struggling with staffing?” Tammy Straub, MSN, RN, APRN, CNOR, administrator of perioperative services at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, asked attendees of this session. Everyone in the room raised their hands. Straub and Alexandre Warman, MBA, CEBA, administrator of perioperative business…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 6, 2024

Maximize your staff: Developing and using successful float teams

Float teams have been a staple of nurse-staffing plans for many years, but they have not been widely used in the operating room. Utah Valley Hospital, a Level II trauma center in Provo, Utah, and part of the Intermountain Healthcare system, has been developing float teams for nearly 2 decades.…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, BS, RN
February 22, 2023
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