Great Nurses in History

by Jeremy Winograd on May 4, 2018

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nurses weekIn our book, every nurse is a hero (well, almost every nurse). Despite the job’s obvious value on an individual and societal level—you know, saving lives and what not—it can sometimes feel thankless when you’re doing it. Nurses don’t always get the tremendous amount of credit they’re due for keeping the healthcare system running, which can be discouraging. That’s why, this National Nurses Week, we are highlighting ten renowned nurses who made major and lasting impacts on not just their profession, but on the course of history. While every nurse makes a difference in some way, the legacies of these ladies (and one fella) serve as benchmarks to aspire to. Make sure you read on to the end, as there’s a special contest for those who are nursing history buffs! [continue reading…]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

by Howard Gerber on May 3, 2018

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mental health awareness monthMay is Mental Health Awareness Month. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, roughly one in five people in the U.S. are affected by mental health disorders. Unfortunately, some people do not seek treatment due to embarrassment or shame.

Although some progress has been made, there is still more that can be done to change misconceptions about mental health issues. Mental health awareness month is a time to help get rid of the stigma and change the perception of mental illness.

As a healthcare traveler, you will likely encounter patients that have mental health issues. Having a better understanding of mental illness may help you be more compassionate and work more effectively with your patients. It may also help you recognize mental health issues that may be affecting you or your loved ones. [continue reading…]

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healthcare traveler cityStarting a new healthcare travel assignment is exciting. Not only do you have the chance to develop new skills, but you also get to experience a new city. Traveling and living somewhere different may be one of the best perks of working as a healthcare traveler.

Although living somewhere unfamiliar can be fun, it’s helpful to have a plan. Below are several suggestions to enjoy your new city during your travel assignment. [continue reading…]

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Shadowing a School-Based Occupational Therapist

by Howard Gerber on April 19, 2018

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shadow occupational therapistFor students considering a career as an occupational therapist, shadowing is one of the best ways to get an idea of what an OT does. Along with shadowing in settings, such as a hospital or clinic, it’s also beneficial to see OTs at work in other areas. Shadowing a school-based occupational therapist is one option to consider. [continue reading…]

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Travel Nursing Specialties You May Not Have Considered

by Howard Gerber on April 12, 2018

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nursing specialties dialysisTravel nurses work in all types of specialties in various healthcare facilities. Specialties, such as the ICU, emergency room, and operating room will always be in demand. There are also several other specialties where travel nurses can find assignments including: [continue reading…]

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speech therapy traumatic brain injurySchool-based speech therapists work with children will various types of conditions, such as down syndrome, autism, and cleft-palates. Although it might not be as common, school speech therapists also treat children who have had traumatic brain injuries (TBI). According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, about 18% of speech therapists who work in a school setting treat children with traumatic brain injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries in children may result from car accidents, falls, and sports-related injuries. Non-accidental brain injuries from abuse can also occur in children. Depending on the extent of the injury, children may have cognitive, physical, and speech impairments. [continue reading…]

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Managing Your Money as a Travel Nurse

by Howard Gerber on March 29, 2018

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nurse managing moneyTravel nurses often have different assignments throughout the year. Salaries may vary, which may make sticking to a budget a little difficult. Plus, different parts of the country have a higher cost of living than others. So, you may be spending more money during some travel assignments than others.

Although expenses and salary may vary, it’s still possible to manage your money effectively. You don’t have to be a financial wiz to handle your money well. You just need to keep a few things in mind. [continue reading…]

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