If you work in healthcare as a traveler, you are probably familiar with signs of the seasonal flu. Keep in mind, the seasonal flu can hit different parts of the country worse than others. The flu also varies from year to year in how severe symptoms are. Healthcare workers need to have the right information not only to protect themselves, but their patients too. [continue reading…]
Working as a healthcare traveler can be a great experience. It allows you the opportunity to travel, meet new people and learn new skills. But how is it on your wallet? Is it possible to save money while you are on the road? The answer is yes. It may take a little creativity and discipline, but saving money while you work as a healthcare traveler is possible. [continue reading…]
Whether you are on your first travel assignment or have years of experience under your belt, you may encounter a sticky situation occasionally. Knowing how to handle tricky situations is part of your job. But sometimes it can be difficult to know how to deal with certain circumstances. Consider some of the sticky situations below. [continue reading…]
You have survived the hot summer weather, and maybe you’re ready for a change of seasons. Fall is in the air, and that means football games, Halloween and cool weather. It’s a great time of year to be on a healthcare travel assignment. Take advantage of working as a traveler in the autumn and consider some of the following ways to enjoy the season. [continue reading…]
One of the areas of nursing, where there is often a demand for travelers is intensive care nursing. Intensive care nurses work in units, such as the medical, surgical ICU, neurological intensive care, trauma unit and pediatric intensive care unit. Although there can be competition for some travel positions, there are ways you can make yourself more marketable as an intensive care nurse.
If you work in a healthcare facility, you have likely heard of hospital acquired infections. Infections, such as MRSA, VRE, and C-diff, can be both common and serious in some patients. Educating yourself on what the infections are and how to prevent spreading them helps keep both you and your patients healthier. [continue reading…]
You might not like to think about it, but crime can happen anywhere. When you are starting a new healthcare travel assignment, you’re likely thinking about whether you will like your job and new coworkers. But is it also important to consider some practical things, such as maintaining your personal safety. [continue reading…]