July 2014 Category

29
Jul

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Tags: boston nurse jobs ; healthcare professionals ; Heroes of Every Day Life ; hunger gap in Boston ; Sodexo ; travel nursing jobs ;

From right to left: Maude Meade and her daughter Jennifer

From left: Jennifer Meade with mother Maude Meade, a Hero in Every Day Life

The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston wouldn’t be as remarkable as it is without its Food Service Manager, Maude Meade, whom American Traveler is lucky to know by proxy. Maude is the mother of our Talent Acquisition Specialist, Jennifer Meade. To Jennifer and hundreds more, Maude is more than a Sodexo employee in a hospital; she also plays an instrumental part in filling the hunger gap in Boston, where an **estimated 10% of the population struggles to put food on the table. Maude’s efforts to help the hungry and serve as a leader in local fundraising, earned her the prestigious 2014 Hero of Everyday Life Award, an event that raised over a million dollars to fight hunger in America. Now that summer is here and school is out, food expenses are estimated to climb as much as **$300 a month—that’s when Maude’s work at the St. Mary’s food pantry, packing hundreds of boxes filled with nutritious food each week, is more critical than ever! The healthcare professionals at her hospital [+]

22
Jul

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Tags: American Society of Clinical Oncology ; cancer patients ; melanoma ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nursing ;

Patients, their families and the RNs treating them will be heartened to know that melanoma patients are living longer after their diagnoses, thanks to new medications that prompt the body’s own immune system to attack the cancer. Ipilimumab (Yervoy) is being prescribed for advanced malignant melanoma and can increase average survival from 6 months to 10 when combined with standard treatment. Nurses who work in every specialty are excited to see the positive effects of immunology drugs as they enter the market; however, they know they must learn to help patients mitigate some harsh side effects along the way.

As RNs who work with skin cancer patients may already know, **melanoma is in the top 5 most common cancers in the United States. There were over 75,000 new cases in 2013 and, currently, almost 1 million live with the disease now**.  Although melanoma is a small percentage of skin cancers overall, it does represent the majority of skin cancer deaths—and that’s why one of the most active areas in oncology research is melanoma. Targeting the patient’s immune system rather than the tumor was the “Breakthrough of the Year” title from Science Magazine late [+]

15
Jul

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Tags: Male Nursing ; Male Travel Nursing ;

As the demand for skilled nurses continues to rise nationwide, it appears that more men are entering the profession. And why not? The U.S. healthcare industry is one of the few industries that continue to offer well-paying, stable employment. According to the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) the number of male nurses was at 58,000 in 1983, less than 5 percent of the nursing workforce. Today, there are 280,000 male nurses or 9.5 percent of the nursing workforce. Over 27 years, male nurse employment increased by 166,000 or an average of 5,500 per year. But in 2011 through 2012, male nurse employment took a dramatic leap rising by 56,000. Why the Large Leap in Male Nursing? There are a number of causes for the large leap in male nurses such as gender diversity programs and recruitment drives by various healthcare organizations. But it doesn’t explain a ten-fold increase. For that, many are looking at the economic recession as the main reason for men entering the nursing profession, like Sean an ER RN on a travel nursing job in Florida. The recession analogy goes like this: Even before the 2008 recession, U.S. manufacturing jobs were being off-shored leaving many men (and women, but manufacturing is [+]