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Keeping Your Back Healthy While Working in Healthcare

by Howard Gerber on August 22, 2013

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back pain relief  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…]

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travel assignments southwest 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…]

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travel assignmentOnce you land your assignment as a healthcare traveler, you may wonder what to do about your current home. In some situations, you may not have to do anything. For example, if you are currently living with someone else who will be staying in your home, you may not have to do anything but move. In other instances, if you live alone, you will likely have to decide what to do with your place while you are away on a travel job. Below are a few options to consider. [continue reading…]

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What if You Are Unhappy With Your Travel Assignment?

by Howard Gerber on July 25, 2013

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travel assignment 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…]

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Tips for Dealing with Stress

by Howard Gerber on July 11, 2013

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yoga, relaxation 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…]

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Is Oncology Nursing Right for You?

by Howard Gerber on June 20, 2013

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Oncology nurses are usually RNs or nurse practitioners who specialize in working with cancer patients. Working as an oncology nurse can be extremely rewarding, but it also has its challenges. As with all specialty areas of nursing, it is essential to weigh the positives with the negatives in order to decide if oncology nursing is right for you. [continue reading…]

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Dealing with Homesickness on the Road

by Howard Gerber on May 16, 2013

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Starting a travel assignment is a great opportunity to meet new people, see a new part of the country and learn new skills. Although it is an exciting time, it’s normal to deal with some level of homesickness. This may especially be true if you are leaving children or a significant other behind. While you don’t want to forget family and friends back home, you don’t want homesickness to spoil your time. Consider some of the suggestions below to cope when you are missing home. [continue reading…]

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