October 2012 Category

30
Oct

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Related entries: Healthcare employers ; Hospitals ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: Debbie Bacurin ; hurricane sandy ; NY flooding ; NY Travel Nurses ; RNs ;

One of our valued American Traveler Client Hospitals, just outside New York City, has been at the center of Hurricane Sandy. Widespread flooding, power outages, blocked roads and storm damage have made it difficult for staff to make it to the hospital -- and for emergency responders to reach those in need. Local citizens with storm-related injuries and acute conditions (that must be treated even when it is so hard to get to the hospital) have presented this facility with many urgent situations in the last 24 hours. Debbie Bacurin, Clinical Account Manager at American Traveler, checked in with the RN Administration at this facility to see how things are going. The administration staff reported that three of American Traveler's RN's -- Brian, Emmanuel, and Elson -- "have been wonderful." They clocked in before the storm hit full force, pulled double shifts, and as of Tuesday afternoon were finally resting. The hospital now feels the worst of the storm has passed. They have begun to clean up and wait for things to get back to normal. Nowhere are RN's like these more needed -- and appreciated -- than in situations like this. [+]

29
Oct

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Tags: hurricane sandy ; nursing emergency preparedness ; storm preparedness ; travel nurse disaster ;

October 29-30, 2012: Hurricane Sandy Update. We want to help you be safe and prepared during your travel nursing jobs. As you know, the East Coast is currently bracing for the full impact of Hurricane Sandy. Forecasters are predicting that the hurricane will have a major effect on coastal areas and large cities from the Carolinas to Maine. Regional authorities are concerned about flooding and power outages. Airline and train travel has been suspended in several areas. Whether you're currently on a travel nurse job or not, we urge you to follow all local news reports to find out what's happening in your area. As South Florida locals, we know that preparation and common sense advice can make a severe weather situation more manageable. (We also know that you shouldn't hesitate to follow the advice of local authorities. If for some reason authorities recommend evacuation in your area, please do so.) As always, if you are experiencing any nursing jobs-related  issues, please call the American Traveler hotline 800-884-8788. We will be on standby 24 hours a day. Emergency calls will be routed to the appropriate contact, and someone will get back to you ASAP. Advice [+]

26
Oct

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Related entries: Events ; Guide for Nurses ; halloween ; haunted ; Hospitals ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Tips ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: Athens Ridges ; Children's Hospital in Columbus ; halloween ; Happy Halloween ; haunted hospitals ; Heather Hills Hospital ; Highland View Hospital ; nurse jobs in Georgia ; nursing jobs ; NY travel nursing jobs ; Ohio nursing jobs ; Poole Hospital in Cleveland ; The Marshall House in Savannah ; Waverly Sanitarium in Louisville ;

Can you hear that? It must be the footsteps of a fast approaching Halloween. While some limit their celebration of this fun guide to haunted hospitals for Halloweenholiday to decorations and candy, there are others with a keen interest in touring well-known haunted spots. If you’re an R.N. who loves a good fright, then this post is for you—as so many “on the map” places for hauntings and ghost sightings just happen to be hospitals. There’s a high concentration of paranormal activity in The Buck Eye State, putting Ohio nursing jobs close to the scariest places on earth; there are also haunted hospitals worth a closer look near nurse jobs in Georgia and NY travel nursing jobs. This ghost hunter’s preferred list of haunted hospitals is ordered from supremely spooky to just plain scary. Should you decide to tour one, call the facility first to ensure tours are still happening; consider making arrangements, if possible, to stay overnight in charming hotel lodgings these cities are known for. Patients at Highland View Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio get the willies when window shades move of their own accord and doors lock shut without help. Far north of the [+]

17
Oct

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Related entries: Florida ; Healthcare employers ; Nurses ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Therapy Jobs ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nurse Tips ; Travel Nursing ; Travel Therapists ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: Best Hospitals In America ; best hospitals in florida ; Florida travel nurse jobs ; Ft. Lauderdale nursing jobs ; nursing jobs in Miami ; R.N. ; therapy jobs in Florida ; travel nursing jobs ;

Why It Pays to Consider Florida Travel Nursing Jobs Here’s a sunny daydream to entertain you as temperatures drop around the country: you, a travel nurse, are walking along miles of pristine beach. You look down and see a big, pink conch shell, holding it to your ear for that assured sound of the ocean deep inside. Now snap yourself awake and hear this: of the 620 hospitals just named by The Joint Commission (JC) as the nation’s best, 18 of these healthcare employers are located in Florida. That means in addition to offering gorgeous winters, Florida travel nurse jobs give the R.N. a chance to work in a top performing hospital. So what helped these 18 Florida healthcare employers make the grade? The ratings were based on a number of measures, some of themTravel Nurse in Florida shoreline quite specific: for instance, whether the hospital provided aspirin to heart attack patients on arrival; how reliably antibiotics were offered in the hour leading up to surgery and the quality of home management plans for kids with asthma and pneumonia. 11 of the 18 hospitals chosen as among the best by the JC are found at the [+]

10
Oct

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Related entries: Education ; Free CEU Courses ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nurse Certifications ; Nurses ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Life ; Travel Nurse Tips ; Travel Nursing ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: Academic Progression in Nursing ; American Organization of Nurse Executives ; continuing education ; Future of Nursing ; HCAHPS ; nurse continuing education ; nursing education ; Nursing Education grants ; registered nurses ; State Grants ; State nurse grants ; The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ; travel nurses ; Tri-Council for Nursing ;

In an effort to ensure that Americans have access to high-quality, patient-focused healthcare, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has issued nursing education grants to nine states. California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington will each receive two-year, $300,000 state grants through a new program called the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN). The program is run by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) under the authority of the Tri-Council for Nursing. Each state will consult with local academic institutions and health care providers to assist nurses in attaining higher education levels targeted towards high-quality patient care. Debbie Bacurin RN, Clinical Account Manager at American Traveler, a leading nursing and allied health staffing firm, is a big proponent of increased nursing education particularly in the area of customer service and patient care. Bacurin states, "When I managed a level II ED/Trauma center, customer service was becoming more and more important with all of the other facilities competing for our patients. Hospitals have long been doing customer service surveys and trying to change their unit or system to meet what the customer is looking for." "At American Traveler," she continued, "we counsel our travel nurses and have them [+]

02
Oct

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Tags: Breast Cancer Awareness Month ; Breast Cancer month ; med surge jobs ; nbcam.org ; nursing jobs ; operating room jobs ; R.N. ; registered nurses ; Susan G. Komen ;

What do national public service organizations, healthcare associations, and government agencies have in common this month? They are all working together to increase awareness, raise revenue and eventually find a cure for Breast Cancer—and who could be more interested in making strides this October than the registered nurses who treat, counsel and, in many cases, know breast cancer survivors? If you have a story to share, wish to donate, or want to walk in a local event, please visit nbcam.org for the resources you’ll need to get started. With the numbers behind diagnoses of breast cancer, it’s no wonder foundations like Susan G. Komen and the American Cancer Association have been working tirelessly since the 1980s. More women die of breast cancer each year, than they do from AIDS, TB and malaria combined. Thankfully, “making strides” is more than words, creating a sweeping effort in fundraising and research that has led to a 98% survival rate for women who receive cancer treatment before the disease spreads beyond the breast. American Traveler Thinks Pink, Encouraged R.N.s to Do the Same Breast Cancer Awareness isn’t limited to the United States anymore; it means working together for a cure around [+]