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The Future of Allied Health

by Howard Gerber on November 5, 2018

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allied health futureMedicine and the medical field continually evolve. Emerging technology, as well as the changing needs of society, causes shifts in the medical field. The allied health field is one area that is experiencing rapid growth and other changes. [continue reading…]

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Flu Shots: What Healthcare Travelers Should Know?

by Howard Gerber on October 4, 2018

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flu season vaccineThe fall season may mean football games, hayrides, and cooler weather. It also means the start of the flu season. The flu can affect anyone, but healthcare travelers who are providing direct patient care are especially at risk of contracting the flu. [continue reading…]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

by Howard Gerber on May 3, 2018

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mental health awareness monthMay is Mental Health Awareness Month. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, roughly one in five people in the U.S. are affected by mental health disorders. Unfortunately, some people do not seek treatment due to embarrassment or shame.

Although some progress has been made, there is still more that can be done to change misconceptions about mental health issues. Mental health awareness month is a time to help get rid of the stigma and change the perception of mental illness.

As a healthcare traveler, you will likely encounter patients that have mental health issues. Having a better understanding of mental illness may help you be more compassionate and work more effectively with your patients. It may also help you recognize mental health issues that may be affecting you or your loved ones. [continue reading…]

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Sunny Forecast for In-Home Healthcare

by Howard Gerber on June 12, 2017

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Curious about the future of healthcare jobs? We did some research and found some interesting information, especially about the home health industry. Check it out!

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Looking for a sunny outlook in your career? Shine bright by checking out our latest home health care jobs right here.

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Your Role in Your Patients’ Advance Care Plans

by Jeremy Winograd on April 16, 2017

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advance care planningNational Healthcare Decisions Day (something of a misnomer, since it’s been extended to an entire week this year) serves as a means of initiating often difficult conversations between Americans, their loved ones, and their healthcare providers, about living wills, end-of-life directives, and other types of advance care decisions. It’s understandable why many view such undertakings with trepidation, whether due to fear of death, or simply assuming it would be too much of a hassle. As a result, as many as three quarters of Americans don’t have some form of advance directive, including as many as one quarter of people aged 60 or older, for whom they are most crucial. [continue reading…]

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Zika Virus Information for Nurses

by Howard Gerber on September 8, 2016

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zika virus infoYou don’t have to be a nurse to be concerned about the Zika virus. It seems that the virus is making headlines more frequently, and nurses are on the frontlines of the emerging health issue, both as caregivers and potential patients. If you’re a nurse traveler, you might wonder if you should avoid taking assignments to certain states due to the risk of contracting Zika.

Researchers are still finding out new information about Zika, but some facts are known. As a nurse, it’s helpful to become educated on the Zika virus so you can provide the most accurate information to your patients and keep yourself safe as well. Consider the following questions and answers regarding Zika.   [continue reading…]

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How Soft Skills Help Nurses Excel

by Howard Gerber on August 25, 2016

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nurse soft skillsIt takes a lot of different skills to succeed as a nurse. Some skills are technical, such as knowing how to start an IV or change a dressing. Other skills are intellectual including calculating medication dosages or interpreting lab results.

But there are also another set of skills that are equally important for nurses to have. Soft skills are not something you can easily measure, but they are an important part of being a good nurse. [continue reading…]

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