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travel nursing questions and answersWorking as a travel nurse may be something you considered, but you might still have questions. Understanding the basics of working as a travel nurse will help you decide if it’s right for you. We want to help by providing some answers to the questions our team nurses have asked us frequently. If you have any additional questions you’d like answered, reach out to our team directly or submit your questions in the comments section! [continue reading…]

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8 Reasons Working as a School PT is Awesome

by Howard Gerber on March 9, 2017

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school physical therapist perksWorking as a physical therapist is a great career choice. Physical therapists help people improve movement, balance and strength. Knowing this makes working as a therapist in any setting fulfilling. If you’ve ever considered working as a school-based physical therapist, it can offer even more rewards. [continue reading…]

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Preventing Compassion Fatigue as a Travel Nurse

by Howard Gerber on March 2, 2017

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nursing compassion fatigue

Nurses and other healthcare workers are often compassionate people. To care for patients who are sick or injured takes a certain type of personality and a desire to help people. But even nurses who have the best intentions can find themselves developing compassion fatigue. [continue reading…]

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sensory sensitivity therapyIf you’re working as a school-based occupational, physical, or speech therapist, at some point, you’re likely to work with children with sensory processing disorder. Although it may vary, children on the autism spectrum often have sensory processing disorder. But the condition can also affect kids who are not on the autism spectrum.

Sensory processing disorder involves either hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity to sensory stimuli. The disorder can affect any sense including taste, touch, sound, sight, and smell. Some children may have hypersensitivity to one type of stimuli, such as touch. For other children, more than one sense may be involved. Usually, to be diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, the condition must interfere with everyday functioning. [continue reading…]

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travel healthcare housingEven if you’re excited about working as a healthcare traveler, it’s okay to be a little homesick, especially at first. One way you can feel comfortable right from the start is by making your temporary housing feel more like a home.

Although you will spend time at work and exploring your new city, enjoying your home is an important part of your healthcare travel experience. This will help you feel settled and comfy. [continue reading…]

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Six Myths About Working as a School Nurse

by Howard Gerber on February 9, 2017

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school nurse mythsIf you are considering making a switch and working as a school nurse, you have a lot to consider. Working in a school setting is very different than working in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center. While it may be nice to work during school hours and possibly have summers and holidays off, school nursing is not a walk in the park.

There are several misconceptions about what a school nurse does and what working in a school involves. Continue reading to separate myths from the facts. [continue reading…]

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travel nurse immunizationsNurses are often exposed to a variety of viruses and bacteria that could lead to serious illnesses. It may not be possible to prevent contracting everything. But there are steps you can take to keep yourself healthy. One thing you can do is to get immunizations for certain disease.

Although it can vary, certain immunizations may be required for nurses, while other vaccines may be recommended but are not mandatory. As a travel nurse, it’s important to determine which immunizations are required by the facility you’ll be working.   [continue reading…]

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