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5 First Time Travel Nursing Tips

by Howard Gerber on September 20, 2018

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travel nursing tips first assignmentStarting your first travel nursing assignment is an exciting time. There is a lot to look forward to from learning new things to making friends. To decrease any stress associated with moving and starting a new job, there are several things you can do. Consider the following tips before you hit the road on your first travel nursing assignment. [continue reading…]

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back to school therapyAs summer wraps up, it means it is time to start another school year. If you are a school-based occupational, speech or physical therapist, you’ll meet the students on your caseload and start working on IEPs. The start of the school year is a fresh start and a great time to develop new treatment strategies.

In order to start the school year off on the right foot, it’s helpful to keep several things in mind including the following suggestions: [continue reading…]

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allied health settingsAllied health is a growing career field. If you are considering becoming an allied health worker, you have a lot of options. Allied health professionals include a variety of careers including respiratory therapists, physician assistants, and medical assistants. Allied health professionals work in various settings including healthcare facilities, private medical practices, and government agencies. Below are the most common settings for allied health workers. [continue reading…]

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speech therapy trachSchool-based speech therapists work with children with a variety of hearing, communication, and language disorders. Some conditions may require the child to undergo a tracheostomy. Therapists need to have a good understanding of the challenges and impact a trach has on speech and language development in children. [continue reading…]

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Connecting While on the Road as a Healthcare Traveler

by Howard Gerber on August 16, 2018

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healthcare traveler roadOne of the biggest concerns some healthcare travelers have before they start an assignment is whether they will be lonely or homesick. You might be looking forward to work but are a little less sure about how you’ll spend your time on your days off.

It might be easy to make instant friends when you’re in grade school. But being the new kid in town as an adult can be a bit intimidating, especially if you’re an introvert.

Connecting with people and making friends makes your travel assignment more fun and memorable. Fortunately, you don’t have to be the life of the party to connect with people. Consider the following suggestions to make new friends while on the road. [continue reading…]

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school OT questionsSchool-based occupational therapists work with children to help them reach their academic potential. Therapists that think they may be a good fit for school-based therapy should consider several factors before making the leap. [continue reading…]

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Timely Topics for Travel Nurses

by Howard Gerber on August 2, 2018

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travel nursing topicsNurses will always play a central role in caring for patients. Some nursing responsibilities may remain the same throughout the years. But like many career fields, nursing also changes and evolves. Advances in technology, research, and the needs of society change the way nurses do their job. Some timely topics that may alter a nurse’s job include the following: [continue reading…]

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