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Seven Tips to Survive Your First Day on the Job

by Howard Gerber on October 10, 2013

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first day travel assignmentEven if you are excited about starting your healthcare travel job, it’s normal to be a little nervous about your first day. You may wonder what your workload will be like, how your new coworkers will treat you and whether you’ll be able to find your way around. Everyone has a little apprehension about starting something new. Consider some of the tips below in order to survive your first day on the job [continue reading…]

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Tips for Working with Pediatric Patients

by Howard Gerber on October 3, 2013

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Tips for Working with Pediatric PatientsWhether 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…]

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Staying Safe While on a Healthcare Travel Assignment

by Howard Gerber on September 19, 2013

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travel healthcare safety 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…]

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The Pros and Cons of ER Nursing

by Howard Gerber on September 12, 2013

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ER Nursing One of the most exciting specialty areas of nursing to go into is emergency room nursing. If you are an adrenaline junkie and thrive on a fast paced working environment, you may already know ER nursing is for you. But working as a nurse in the emergency room is not like it looks like on television. If you are considering becoming an ER nurse there are several things to consider, such as working conditions, what types of patients you will see and the pros and cons. [continue reading…]

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Working as a Critical Care Nurse Travel RN

by Howard Gerber on September 5, 2013

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critical care nurse There are several opportunities for travel nurses who want to work in critical care. Intensive care nurses are sought after by travel companies for several reasons. Critical care nurses have specialized skills, which may transfer from one intensive care area to another. For example, if you have worked in trauma critical care, you may also be able to float to the surgical intensive care area or neurology ICU. If you are considering trying to land a position as a critical care travel nurse, below are a few specialty areas to consider. [continue reading…]

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first impression travel nurse 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…]

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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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