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Established by the American Chronic Pain Association in 2001, September is Pain Awareness Month. The idea was to change chronic pain perception both in medical environments and through the general public. Chronic pain can cause a ripple effect for individuals affected and their families, including depression, difficulty in caring for themselves or their families, and… Read more »

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Nursing has always been a stressful job. Add to it the major health crisis happening now with COVID-19, and it’s easy to see how stress can become quickly compounded. How do you lead your nursing staff in a crisis like this when your team is being pushed to the limit? Burnout is very real, so… Read more »

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  Both registered nurses and respiratory therapists are both jobs in high demand. While you may know the daily duties of an RN, what does an RRT do on the job every day? What’s the difference, and how do you know which to consider for your long-term career goals? In this post, we want to… Read more »

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August 23, 2020, is Health Unit Coordinators Day. On this day, we want to honor the HUCs in your practice who help make the teamwork happen. Why is it important for you to show them that they matter to your productivity and success? And if you’re in the market to hire a HUC, what qualities… Read more »

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Dialysis nursing is an in-demand field. If you’ve been working as an acute dialysis nurse, you may consider altering your career to become a chronic dialysis nurse. What is the difference? How does it affect your day to day duties? There is a nationwide need for either specialty, so you may want to weigh your… Read more »

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Anyone with an older parent or a loved one with a serious medical condition understands the value of a medic alert ID. A simple accessory, often taking the form of a bracelet or necklace, can save a life. What is the purpose of a medic alert ID? Who qualifies to wear one? And what are… Read more »

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Burn out is a serious concern for people in the healthcare industry. We bet you can think of at least a dozen times in your career where you’ve thought about running away from it all. And sometimes, breathing exercises and yoga just don’t cut into the stress you’re feeling about your job. You may need… Read more »

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You know you need to complete reference checks on potential employees, but what exactly are you looking for when you make that call or send that email? Reference checks may not be what you expect when you dig into them. What is a successful reference check? What can’t a reference check do for you? And… Read more »

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Listening to podcasts is a great way to use your passive time to learn something new. They’re perfect for commuting or leisure time like going for a walk or cooking dinner. What are some great podcasts for nurses? If you need something different to listen to on your way to your next new assignment, these… Read more »

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As a hiring manager, your responsibility is to hire the best-qualified healthcare candidate for any open position. And when you receive dozens, sometimes hundreds, of applications for open jobs, how do you begin to narrow down the field? The problem is, many hiring managers will rule out great candidates for the wrong reasons. This can… Read more »