Whether you love kids or have no experience with them, there may come a time where you have to treat pediatric patients. It is important to understand children and teens are not just miniature adults. They have different needs and levels of understanding. In some cases, working with pediatric patients can be a challenge, but it can also be very rewarding. Although all patients are going to be different, consider some general guidelines in order to work effectively with pediatric patients. [continue reading…]
Many regular staff members will welcome a nurse traveler and be grateful to have the help. But a few permanent employees may still have a few preconceived ideas about travelers. For example, some regular employees may believe travelers are making a lot more money than a regular staff member, so they should work harder. Another misconception may be that travelers don’t take the position as serious as permanent staff since they are only temporary. A great first impression helps overcome any misconceptions or stereotypes. It also helps decrease any resentment or resistance from permanent staff members. Consider the suggestions below. [continue reading…]
Working in healthcare can be very rewarding, but it can take a toll on your back. Transferring and lifting patients, pushing around equipment, and being on your feet all day can place significant demands on your back. Both acute and chronic back injuries and problems can develop. If back injuries are severe enough, it can cut a career short and interfere with your quality of life.
Back injuries are due to several factors including using poor posture and lifting techniques. Repetitive motions can also cause back problems. Keeping your back healthy and knowing how to prevent injuries is essential if you work in the healthcare field. There are things you can do in order to maintain a healthy back. [continue reading…]
While some healthcare travelers want to find travel assignments in Florida, California and Hawaii, there are also plenty of other great places in the United States to land a healthcare travel job. Why not consider the southwestern US?
States including Nevada, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona are part of the southwestern United States. There are plenty of large and small medical centers and other facilities where healthcare travelers may be needed. All four states have large cities, small town, national parks, monuments and a variety of cultural and recreational activities to enjoy. Consider some of what the southwest US has a lot to offer travelers. [continue reading…]
Whether you are on your first healthcare travel job assignment or your tenth, you want it to be a good fit and an enjoyable assignment. So what do you do if you’re unhappy with your travel job? The first thing to do is relax and remember you have options. Consider some of the following suggestions to help you figure out how to handle an assignment that leaves you disappointed. [continue reading…]
It would be nice to have a world where going to work was always a great experience: co-workers were always eager to lend a helping hand, and patients smiled and said thank you. While that may happen some of the time, it’s unlikely that everyday working in healthcare is blissful. In fact, in can be very stressful. [continue reading…]