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21
Feb

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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.

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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 [+]

19
Dec

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The travel nurse lifestyle is ideal for nearly everyone, even registered nurses and allied healthcare professionals with young children. Here’s a peak at what top RN job locations have to offer you, your family—even your pets. Arizona Nursing Jobs Are Simply Breathtaking: Travel nursing careers here distinguish themselves, not just in top notch hospitals and rehab facilities, but in what they can offer visitors and residents. Because travel nursing offers plenty of flex time, it’d be remiss not to take the family out on excursions to other worldly places like Lake Powell, Tanque Verde Ranch and the Sonoran Desert, with over 100 horses to ride! Arizona is a wonderful mix of urban and natural delights, in cities like Phoenix (don’t miss the Arizona Science Center) and Scottsdale, not to mention breathtaking landscapes like the Grand Canyon. Family Memories Shine in California Nursing Jobs: Travel nursing in the Golden State creates warm memories for people of all ages and stages. Whether you’re taking your own photo or it’s a group shot, Mount Shasta makes a magnificent backdrop; shop and dine at the foot of this legendary mountain, or delight in other northern California hot spots like the Napa Valley or San Francisco. Your [+]

27
Nov

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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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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 [+]

29
Aug

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happy labor day to nursesAs Labor Day, the first Monday in September rolls around, America will celebrate the economic and social contribution of its workers. Why not start with registered nurses, many of whom will report to work during this holiday. While it is true that R.N.s work in one of the most rewarding and exciting professions, a nursing career does require long hours, overtime, and holiday shifts. Still and all, R.N.s from coast to coast will enjoy celebrating this important holiday with patients and colleagues. In honor of Labor Day, consider these reasons to thank a nurse, as well as celebrate his or her positive impact on healthcare. Thank an R.N. for Comforting and Healing Even the Most Difficult Patients. Nurses set the tone for a patient’s overall experience. More often than not, a nurse is the first healthcare professional to interact with a patient. Emotions are running high, sometimes the patient is in a lot of pain, and it’s the nurse job to soothe them into a speedy recovery.  Celebrate this challenge in nursing because:  R.N.s go home every day knowing they gave someone the gift of a lifetime: healing and hope.  Does it [+]

16
Jul

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Tags: ambulatory clinics ; basics on hand washing ; Biovigil ; Biovigil solution ; hand hygiene technology ; healthcare ; Healthcare Facilities ; Hospital-Acquired Infection ; hospitals ; long-term care facilities ; nursing jobs ; Patient Outcomes ; registered nurses ; surgical centers ; videos ; YouTube video ;

Read About Hand Hygiene Technology Here According to the CDC, 1 in every 20 U.S. patients contracts a Hospital-Acquired Infection each year—or, as it’s known by healthcare officials—HAI.  A serious problem in American healthcare facilities that range from surgical centers, ambulatory clinics, long-term care facilities and hospitals alike, HAIs cause an estimated 1.7 million infections each year and 99,000 fatalities. Thankfully, hospitals are aware and employing high tech solutions to bring these numbers down. Companies like Biovigil have created monitoring systems that remind hospital staff to sanitize and chart high and low compliance areas. Interested R.N.s can watch the Biovigil solution demonstration on the YouTube video below. How it works  The R.N. wears a badge linked to the hospital computer database; every time the nurse enters or exits a room, the badge blinks red, giving hospital staff approximately 40 seconds to sanitize their hands. Once that’s done, the R.N. places hands close to the badge and rubbing alcohol is detected, giving them a green light to treat the patient.  Non-compliance sounds an alarm. Everything is recorded electronically, with the eventual goal of raising hand hygiene compliance into the 90th percentiles. Some hospitals have already met this goal, dropping HAIs at Miami Children's Hospital [+]

02
Jul

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Tags: acts of terrorism ; BLS certification ; CEdirect courses ; Community Emergency Response Team ; Continuing Education for nurses ; CPR training ; disaster competencies ; Disaster Relief Plan ; FEMA ; healthcare professionals ; Nurse.com ; registered nurses ; therapists ;

Tips on What to Do for Victims in the Event of a Disaster   Registered nurses and allied healthcare professionals typically treat patients in a controlled environment, but when natural disasters or acts of terrorism strike the communities they live in, they are called upon to provide emergency treatment outside of a hospital. These are a few disaster preparedness tips that travel nurses and therapists can use to help victims in the event of a disaster. Seek training in disaster competencies. Healthcare professionals at American Traveler have access to free and unlimited Continuing Education (CEUs), and can take these courses online. To date, there are several CEdirect courses on mass casualty as well as emergency preparedness, and what other nurses (besides ED and trauma) can do to assist the public and victims waiting in shelters. Click on this professional resources link to find relevant nurse licensure, education and training information that make you better prepared in a crisis.Nurse CPR training Keep current on basic life-support certification and make sure your training covers CPR and first-aid skills: Most healthcare employers require BLS certification, but not necessarily first-aid treatment, which is strongly encouraged for an R.N. at any [+]

11
Jun

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To meet the needs of the current and projected state of healthcare, The White House has earmarked millions in federal spending to expand the nation's health workforce capacity and distribution of primary care providers. The following are positive outcomes of these White House initiatives, effecting registered nurses all over the country. Continued support and funding for the Title VIII nursing workforce development program Advancement in the nursing sciences through funding of the National Institute of Nursing ResearchWhitehouse innitiatives for nurses A stronger commitment to ensuring all Americans have access to high-quality care, by increasing access to nurse managed health centers as well as primary care health providers Reduction of costs by decreasing the need for more invasive treatment, preventable through early and continuous follow-up care, managed or overseen by care coordinators/navigators; this is a new process and nursing position that is a result of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”. Promoting the importance of advanced educational degrees in nursing that bolster the R.N.’s role in the country’s evolving healthcare system. Ensure that survey figures released by The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) continue to rise. (According to the AACN, enrollment in all types of professional nursing [+]

03
Jun

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Read This if You Are Among the R.N.s and Therapists Looking to Make a Change What registered nurse or therapist wouldn’t hope for a scenario like this: living close to work, great views from private luxury housing, and seamless transitions from one healthcare job to the next, with appreciative patients and colleagues along the way, all helping to create memories you’ll never forget. According to CareerBuilder, more than a third of healthcare workers plan to look for a new job in 2013; this is a sharp rise from last year. More than 34% ofnew healthcare job search those surveyed plan to stretch their hunt for ideal nursing or therapy careers into the 2-year range—and an overwhelming portion of those (82%) say that they would be open to a brand new experience, given the right opportunity. And that’s what travel nurses can expect: a brand new experience. They are helping pave the way in a healthcare system that is evolving, thanks to healthcare and Medicare reform. In fact, it’s travel nurses who are helping bridge the gap between the number of R.N.s needed, and the number of staff there are to meet the challenges in American healthcare today.  [+]

23
Apr

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Tags: Allen Institute for Brain Science ; Alzheimer cure ; analytic jobs in nursing ; BRAIN ; brain injury ; Brain Mapping Research ; Capitol Hill ; Case Management Jobs ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Jobs ; healthcare professionals ; Obama BRAIN Initiative ; Parkinson cure ; President Obama ; registered nurse jobs ; registered nurses ; therapists ;

How Brain Mapping Research Could Improve Patient Outcomes & Lead to More Jobs Healthcare professionals who work with patients following a traumatic brain injury or stroke will be excited to learn all they can about the BRAIN initiative, a 10-year-project that President Obama unveiled this April. Congress is deciding, sequester or no, whether to grant $100 million for this groundbreaking research initiative; it would begin in 2014, with the goal of creating new healthcare jobs and better treatment for patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism and wide spectrum of brain disorders. obama brain projectThe news from Capitol Hill comes on the heels of Mr. Obama’s February State of the Union speech, in which “Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies” (BRAIN) is expected to help neuroscientists understand how we think, how we remember, and how we learn. BRAIN is a collaboration between the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation, as well as private partnership with organizations like the Allen Institute for Brain Science—with backing like this, BRAIN is sure to take the healthcare industry by storm, just as mapping the human genome did last year. Obama’s BRAIN mapping project differs [+]