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Stepping Away From the Acute Care Hospital

by Howard Gerber on March 6, 2014

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sub-acute-facilities-jobsWorking in an acute care hospital or medical center is a great place to start your nursing career. In fact, most new graduates start out in a hospital and with good reason. In a hospital setting, you will likely see a large variety of illnesses and work with different types of patients. Working in a hospital is a great way to gain nursing experience and learn new things.  [continue reading…]

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avoid-seasonal-flu-hospitalIf 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…]

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Sunbelt Staffing Named Business of the Year

by Howard Gerber on November 21, 2013

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 The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 2013 Business of the Year award recipients in an event hosted by The Tampa Bay Downs. Sunbelt Staffing was named the 2013 Large Private Sector Business of the Year.  Ken Kistner, Division Director, accepted the plaque on behalf of the entire Sunbelt Staffing team at the awards ceremony. Check out the event here:

2013 UTB Chamber of Commerce Businesses of the Year

Sunbelt Staffing’s official news release: Sunbelt Staffing Named Business of the Year.

For more information about the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, visit: http://www.utbchamber.com.

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Hospital Infections – Understanding MRSA, VRE, and C-Diff

by Howard Gerber on September 26, 2013

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hospital infectionsIf 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…]

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Siri, Do I Have the Flu?

by Howard Gerber on March 7, 2013

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Science fiction to science fact is not a new concept. Many of the technological devices and medical advances common today were first envisioned by science fiction writers with big imaginations, including the Internet, described in 1904 by Mark Twain as global communication where people can see and talk to each other in real time. Sound familiar? [continue reading…]

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Chances are when you think of natural disasters, the first things that come to mind are hurricanes, notably Katrina and Sandy. And well they should; they’re huge, frightening, devastating, and affect large swaths of populated areas. But hurricanes are not the only catastrophes you might have to deal with during your career. During any kind of a disaster, from a snowstorm to a large-scale natural disaster on the level of a wildfire, tornado, flood, or hurricane, nurses are always in great demand. [continue reading…]

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Transitional Care is Now Billable to Medicare

by Howard Gerber on February 14, 2013

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Beginning in January, Medicare now covers Transitional Care Management (TCM), the services necessary to move patients from inpatient care to home care or other healthcare environments. While some will surely question the cost of administrative services not directly involved in patient care, RNs and APRNs charged with making arrangements know how crucial transitional care is to patient outcomes.

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