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18
Sep

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Tags: flu season ; Healthcare employers ; nursing jobs ; registered nurses ; traveling nurses ;

RN with patient getting the flu shot vaccine RNs know that prevention and control of seasonal influenza is contingent on getting vaccinated; therefore, those working in nursing jobs throughout the United States hope to educate the demographic with the lowest vaccination numbers last year. Not surprisingly, RNs are not included in that demographic. According to the CDC’s updated research for the 2014/2015 Flu Season, the highest number of those who sought flu shots last year were pharmacists and nurses, with RNs being recorded at **84.3%. And it is no surprise, as healthcare facilities everywhere have stringent requirements. Mary Kay Hull, Vice President of Recruitment at American Traveler Staffing Professionals shares: All of the facilities we staff have flu vaccination requirements for the traveling nurses and healthcare professionals we place in our client hospitals. 6 Compelling Reasons Why RNs Should Help Raise Awareness These are compelling reasons from the CDC’s updated **2014/2015 Flu Season page to get vaccinated: Reason#1: The flu shot can reduce chances of transmission by between 50% and 70%. Reason #2: Flu shots affect quality! **The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published flu vaccination rates for healthcare workers as part of its list of quality measures. Reason [+]

26
Aug

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Tags: EHR Systems ; Electronic Medical Record ; EMR ; travel nursing jobs ;

It always pays to be ahead of the curve when it comes to landing the most coveted travel nursing jobs. And one of the ways to do that is to learn as much as you can on the basic fundamentals of each Employee Health Records (EHR) system you encounter on your travel nurse assignments. Doing so will not only improve your job effectiveness; it will make you more marketable to hospital hiring managers. RN using Electronic Medical Records EHR/EMR adds new challenge to travel assignments Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems add a new layer of complexity to travel nurse assignments. While the core functionality of EHR systems is the same, the look and feel of different systems is apparent. On the core functionality side, each system offers medical document management, e-prescriptions, and messaging services. By focusing on these fundamentals, registered nurses can easily get up-to-speed quickly on different hospital systems. As for the look and feel, it depends on the EMR software . Some are computer-based software applications while others offer cloud-based services with varying interfaces and architecture. In an article a recent article, Derek Kosiorek, of MGMA Consulting, gives this advice to nurses, “If you know what the [+]

03
May

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Tags: National Nurses Week ; nursing career path ; Nursing Leadership ; registered nurses ;

It's also about Appreciating What They Do in a Rapidly Evolving Healthcare System This week, registered nurses are being celebrated for the dynamic range of responsibilities they execute so well: from ensuring smooth and seamless patient care, to getting supplies ready for every medical procedure under the sun, to EHR implementation (electronic health records), a new technology for many of the nation’s millions of RNs.national nurses week 2014 Nurses, while on the front-lines of patient care, also work behind the scenes as critical users of EHRs; their evolving duties in a 21st century medical landscape require special leadership qualities that are recognized around the world on International Nurses Day (May 12) and all week through, May 6 through the 12th in the United States. The theme chosen for this year’s National Nurses Week, "Transforming Healthcare Through Nursing Leadership" lives up to its name on the ANA website, where RNs can register for a free webinar that explores the evolving nature of healthcare, and educates nurses on how to step out of their comfort zones and meet the needs of thousands of new patients, as a result of healthcare reform and changes to Medicare. INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY ARE REQUIRED [+]

20
Mar

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Related entries: Education ; Nurse Certifications ; Nursing Career ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: AACC ; AACN ; AWHONN ; Emergency Nurses Association ; Healthcare Certifications ; Nurse Credentialing Associations ; nursing jobs ; RN Travel Career ;

Even though there is a nationwide workforce shortage, the best nursing jobs go to those who are the most qualified. That’s why Mary Kay Hull, Vice President of Recruitment at American Traveler Staffing Professionals suggests that all healthcare professionals enhance their qualifications with advanced and specialty registered nurse certifications.

“Healthcare facilities hold highly-educated RN travel nurses in high esteem. Advanced certifications are starting to become the norm at many leading hospitals. It can help put nurses on the fast track to career advancement leading to higher pay and improved job satisfaction.” said Mary Kay Hull Advanced Certifications Open Career Doors There are an estimated 25,500 RNs working travel nursing jobs in the United States and the advantages for obtaining advanced certifications are different for every healthcare practitioner. Individual motivation may be: To be the best that one can be in their chosen profession To be on the shortlist for the most attractive top travel nurse locations To become qualified to work at magnet hospitals, teaching and research facilities To become specialists in a particular healthcare niche To receive higher pay and benefits For new or inexperienced nurses to enhance their resume Whatever your motivation for pursuing higher education, there are a number of choices to achieve your [+]

21
Feb

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Tags: hospital employers ; nurse winter shift ; travel nurses ; travel nursing staff ;

In the Northeastern part of the United States and as far south as Atlanta, record breaking cold and snow does more than create traffic jams and close federal buildings—it’s also impacting hospitals, as the hardest hit areas’ healthcare facilities endure slow moving ambulances, supply shortages and understaffed cafeterias that make lock-down situations especially hard. Registered nurses in these situations consistently show a willingness to miss lunch breaks, work late, and leave family members for extended periods, caring for patients and supporting fellow staff; for this they deserve not just recognition, but the highest praise.

travel nurse winter-shift

Deborah Bacurin, RN, Clinical Account Manager shared: “Nursing is that rare profession where it’s still commonplace to put everyone else’s needs ahead of your own. So when hospital clients on the Eastern Seaboard called in to me after the snow storms, I wasn’t surprised to find these healthcare employers had nothing but great things to say about our travel staff. Many of our nurses on assignment worked double shifts to cover for permanent staff that could not make it in due to the road conditions. And other Travelers did what they had to in this [+]

11
Feb

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Tags: American Heart Month ; Go red for women ; healthcare professionals ;

Get your numbers, Own your lifestyle, Realize your risk, Educate your family, Don't be silent—these are healthy lifestyle directives created by GO RED. It’s that time of year again; the first Friday in February has been, for a decade now, “National Wear Red Day”, an awareness initiative created by the American Heart Association that has celebrated national heart health awareness every February since 1964; a half century later, health professionals are still putting their hearts into educating patients, family and friends. The R.N.s Shortlist of Heart Health Initiatives in February and Year Round! Visit Go red for women now! Heart disease is the #1 killer of American women; in fact, more women die of heart disease and stroke each year than men, and it's been that way every year since 1984.  Sponsored by the American Heart Association, “Go Red” is making strides in reversing that trend. For 10 years, Go Red has been successful in increasing the number of women who get an annual heart healthy check-up. Visit Go Red today to create a personalized plan that helps you live and maintain a heart healthy lifestyle! Support Legislation that Bans Smoking in Hospitals: Non-smoking healthcare facilities are popping up across the United [+]

27
Nov

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Tags: Healthcare Employment ; nursing jobs ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nursing ;

For healthcare professionals and their employers, statistics coming from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics represent both good news and the challenge of matching supply with demand.  The American Association of Colleges of Travel Nursing Jobs and RecessionNursing is among the fray, calling for an expansion of enrollment in nursing schools, in the hope that this will help meet an increased need for healthcare services. Talented nursing graduates across the U.S.A. are within reach of hot nursing jobs, with highly flexible schedules and competitive incomes that erase debt and leave R.N.s poised for a comfortable retirement. Whether R.N.s travel or work in permanent jobs, current employment figures will establish an upward trajectory in their careers between now and 2020. The BLS is projecting a steady spike in healthcare jobs throughout the rest of this decade, with an annual employment rise of 3%; that’s just ahead of the second strongest job market in construction. While this news is excellent, filling the BLS’s projected increase of 712,000 nursing jobs (by 2020) will require a fundamental improvement in nursing education, both before and after R.N.s receive their licenses. Nurse staffing agencies help health professionals stay current in their specialties, [+]

01
Oct

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Tags: labor and delivery nurse ; Medical Surgery Nurses ; nurse scrubs ; scrub stains ; scrubs ; simple green cleaner ;

Here are 7 Common Stains, Each with a Foolproof Solution Working with patients in a clinical setting or rehab hospital isn’t always the spotless and antiseptic experience we, as health professionals, would like; however, there are methods beyond the “stain stick” that can get your scrubs back into crisp, pristine shape. Here are seven stains that virtually all nurses and some therapists encounter on a daily basis, and foolproof ways to deal with them. Blood Stains: You’ll need an advanced protein stain remover, and that means hydrogen peroxide; work a cap-full and some water into the stain, rinsing scrubs thoroughly before you lay them out to dry. After that, dirty scrubs solutionssimply toss the scrubs in with the rest of your laundry—that should do the trick! Sweat Stains: A health professional’s job can be demanding. Sweat happens! To deal with yellow and/or sugar-based stains, use vinegar and water. If rinsing scrubs out with vinegar isn’t yielding quite the results you’d hoped for, add a bit of rubbing salt. Let the scrubs dry before throwing them into the wash. Pee Stains: These common stains call for their own spray bottle of hand mixed solution. Put in approximately 2/3 cup [+]

20
Sep

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Tags: Americas best hospitals ; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ; Cleveland Clinic ; Duke University Medical Center ; healthcare employer ; Johns Hopkins Hospital ; Massachusetts General Hospital ; Mayo Clinic ; Northwestern Memorial Hospital ; NYU Langone Medical Center ; Pittsburgh Medical Center ; Registered Nurse ; travel nurse ; UCLA Medical Center ; USA Hospital honor roll ; Womens Hospital ;

Registered nurses and allied health professionals across the country will be interested to read about the 18 top ranking hospitals in America; these made the cut from nearly 5,000 medical facilities evaluated this year. The new 2013/14 list was released in July, and has since dominated headlines in healthcare news. Peruse this list of America’s best hospitals for 2013-2014 and see if you recognize your healthcare employer!

Best USA Hospitals 2013-2014

#1: Johns Hopkins Hospital: Travel nurses and therapists in Baltimore and the D.C. area are bound to know just how awesome Johns Hopkins is, scoring #1 rankings in ENT, Geriatrics, Neurology, plus 2 other specialties. The hospital also achieved high ranks in 10 pediatric specialties. #2: Massachusetts General Hospital: This #1 hospital in Massachusetts appeals to everyone in Boston nursing jobs, and ranks third in the nation for Diabetes/Endocrinology. #3: Mayo Clinic: Situated in Rochester, Minnesota, this award winning hospital is the first and largest not-for-profit group in the world. It’s also #1 in gynecology. #4: Cleveland Clinic: Ohio travel nurses will recognize this hospital as #1 in Ohio; it’s also ranked #1 in cardiology.   #5: UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles: This is the number [+]

12
Sep

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Tags: National Neonatal Nursing Day ; Neonatal Nurse ; NICU ; NICU Nurse Day ; nicu nurse jobs ; PICU ; travel nursing jobs ;

Happy National Neonatal Nursing Day to all NICU and PICU Nurses! NANN Love What You Do - logo The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) established this important holiday for R.N.s caring for the tiniest and most vulnerable patients over a decade ago: and now in its 13th year, Neonatal Nurses Day has chosen this year’s  theme as: “Love What You Do” Celebrate National Neonatal Nurses Day 2013 on Sunday, September 15. Knowing that NICU and PICU nurses are in such high demand is a bonus in jobs that are, in and of themselves, their own reward. Here, three neonatal nurses from the American Traveler team offer their inspiring stories, a peek at travel nurse housing, and rave reviews about their healthcare employers.

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Rachel R., a NICU nurse left her comfort zone in a permanent R.N. job, in favor of traveling the country to see how other neonatal units worked. She looked into a couple different travel agencies and picked American Traveler first, connecting with her recruiter instantly. Rachel hoped for a coveted location, and that’s exactly what she got, landing her first travel nursing job in sunny California! Rachel reports that the hospital was amazing, [+]