Fastaff Travel Nurse Staffing Solutions

The pioneer and industry leader in Rapid Response® travel nurse staffing for more than 30 years

Fastaff guarantees delivery of experienced and hard-to-fill specialized nurses, often in 10 days or less. Discover how our flexible-length assignments, as short as two weeks, save time and money for our clients.

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Read our latest case studies, infographics and white papers on our successful RN staffing solutions.

Five Things Hospitals Can Do To Prepare For Flu Season During a Pandemic

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As the winter months loom, anticipated overlap of COVID-19 and Influenza have hospital administrators and healthcare experts concerned. Kathy Kohnke, Fastaff Senior Vice President of Client Services, provides the five most important protocols hospitals should enlist to prepare for these possible new challenges. 


COVID Response: Q and A with Fastaff CEO Bart Valdez

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Fastaff applies 30 years of experience in Rapid Response travel nurse staffing to help battle the Coronavirus. 

Discover how even amongst many unknown factors during the COVID pandemic, the Fastaff team acted immediately to ensure reliable delivery to our clients while ensuring the safety of our nurses.

COVID Response: Q and A with Karen Fountain, Fastaff Director of Clinical Services

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On the ground in New York City, Karen Fountain treated patients alongside our courageous travel nurses during the first wave of COVID. Read her firsthand experience, as healthcare providers came together like never before.

COVID Response: Q and A with Kathy Kohnke, Senior VP of Client Services

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Fastaff SVP of Client Services Kathy Kohnke, describes Fastaff's initial response to the surge in demand for travel nurses in healthcare facilities across the country from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

COVID Response: Q and A with Christie Potter, U.S. Nursing Vice President

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After an intense month of staffing two concurrent strikes in CA & IL, and as part of a team introducing the revolutionary process of 100% virtual induction, Christie Potter switched hats in July and headed down to Texas to help stand up a desperately needed alternative care site with 48 beds, a pharmacy and a lab. 

Case Study: One Staffing Shortage, Two Hurricanes, Three Busy Weeks and 100% Success

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  • Within three weeks, two natural disasters and an urgent staffing shortage for highly-specialized pediatric nurses occurred
  • Fastaff met the critical needs for all three situations, delivering nurses in less than 48 hours
  • Fastaff expedited recruitment, hiring and credentialing for nurses, including most in a hard-to-fill specialty
  • In order to deliver nurses for hurricane relief, Fastaff nurses were transported by the National Guard to the facility.

White Paper: Emergency Preparedness
Is Nurse Staffing the Weakest Link?

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Does your hospital have a detailed staffing plan in the event of an emergency?

Preparing for the “what if” can be complicated, but one thing remains certain – nurses are an essential component of emergency preparedness and disaster response.

Read our detailed white paper, Emergency Preparedness – Is Nurse Staffing the Weakest Link, to discover the benefits of a staffing insurance policy in the wake of a public health event (PHE), including several example case studies.

White Paper: The Art of Financial Optimization
How the Strategic Use of Rapid Response Travel Nurses Helps You Win

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How the strategic use of Rapid Response® travel nurses help you win the balance of cutting costs while providing quality care.

White Paper: Era of Shortages
Nurse Staffing Strategies for an Era of Shortages

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With nursing as the largest cohort in a hospital, human resources professionals face both short and long-term challenges in workforce management.

In our latest white paper, Era of Shortages – Nurse Staffing Strategies, we address several key issues impacting staffing levels:

  • Retirement
  • Attrition and turnover
  • Succession planning
  • Talent acquisition

White Paper: From Cost Center to Value Center
A New View of Nurse Staffing

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Nursing shortages aren’t new to seasoned clinical executives.

However, with the evolution from volume to value, executives now have to manage the shortage that doesn’t just reflect the number of nurses available, but also their experience.

Download our new white paper, From Cost Center to Value Center, by Dr. Kim Windsor, a healthcare and staffing executive with more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Windsor delivers a powerful strategy for managing nurse staffing during reimbursement changes, including:

  • How the nursing shortage is different in the current value-based model.
  • Alignment of frontline nursing care to the financial performance of the facility.
  • Impact of patient consumerism in nurse staffing.
  • Supporting both clinical outcomes and the hospital’s bottom line through strategic staffing.

White Paper: Population Health
Nurse Staffing is Key to Launching Population Health Initiatives

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Implementing a population health strategy may seem impossible in the era of labor shortages and tight operational budgets.

In our latest white paper, we provide solutions to four major population health barriers facing hospitals:

  1. Workforce planning
  2. Attrition
  3. Community initiatives
  4. Data upgrades

Discover how your facility can partner with Fastaff to launch a successful population health strategy.

Case Study: Face the Flu Head-On with Fastaff

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  • Fastaff fills 100% of 2+ week orders at eight facilities in days.
  • 100% of nurses matched in less than 48 hours.
  • 100% of nurses arrive on next available start date – most in less than a week.
  • In some facilities, 100% of nurses were offered extensions at the end of the assignment.

Case Study: Fastaff’s Bold Financial Promise Provides Guaranteed Delivery

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  • Hospital planned an EMR conversion from McKesson to Epic with a quick turnaround
  • Needed 32 contingent nurses to start in one week
  • Fastaff guaranteed delivery with a financial commitment per order, almost $10,000
  • Fastaff exceeded the timeline set and delivered all 32 nurses in less than 10 days

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