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What We Love About Healthcare

Feb 5, 2018 3:23:51 PM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Education, General Health

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With all the political discussions that surround healthcare in the U.S., it’s easy to lose sight of the amazing things happening in the healthcare and medical industries today. Millions in the U.S. and around the world are alive and thriving as a result of the prevention strategies, advancements in treatments and care, and cures that exist today. In the last five years, there have been substantial improvements and advancements within the healthcare and medical industries made to boost overall quality, accessibility, and safety for both healthcare professionals and their patients.

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Reflecting on Black History Month and African American Healthcare Pioneers

Feb 1, 2018 9:55:46 AM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Awareness, Education, Holiday

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As our country celebrates Black History Month, now is an excellent time to reflect on all the contributions and medical advancements made by African-American physicians, nurses and other medical professionals. These individuals have profoundly impacted not only their fields, but our society as a whole.

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The Increased Need for Blood Donation

Jan 9, 2018 4:10:54 PM / by General Healthcare Resources

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Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. This is equivalent to 36,000 units of red blood cells every day. In order to meet hospital’s need for blood, American Red Cross, who is the source of about 40% of all the U.S.’s blood supply, must collect approximately 17,000 blood donations every day from volunteer donors.

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Six Ways for Nurses to Avoid Burnout

Dec 21, 2017 3:14:00 PM / by Amanda Blanton posted in Nursing, Career Advice

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Nursing is one of the most challenging professions out there, and it’s no secret that the dropout rate for nurses is high. The long hours, high-stress situations and physical toll on the body can drive anyone out the door. Good news, though! We have six tips that are sure to help you avoid nursing burnout. Let us help you rejuvenate your work life and add more pep in your step.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Nurses

Dec 18, 2017 11:30:21 AM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Nursing, Career Advice, New Year's Resolutions, Goals

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While it may be hard to believe 2017 is coming to an end, it’s time to start putting together our list of New Year's resolutions. The end of the year is the perfect time to not only reflect on all your personal and professional accomplishments but to set new intentions for the future. As nurses, these goals or resolutions may include professional development, volunteering, networking, etc. As the backbone of the healthcare industry, it's critical for nurses to take time and reflect on how they can improve treatment for their patients and the overall quality of care provided by their facilities.

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The Top Five Apps Every Nurse Should Have

Dec 15, 2017 9:09:00 AM / by Amanda Blanton posted in Nursing, Career Advice

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There is a wealth of knowledge and technology right in your back pocket. We’ve chosen our top five favorite mobile applications that are must-haves for nurses. They are sure to make your life easier and healthier!

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New Year, New Job: What Nursing Job Seekers Need to Know in 2018

Dec 6, 2017 2:27:13 PM / by Editor posted in Career Advice, New Job, Job Search

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With the new year just around the corner, many nursing professionals may be adding a new job to their list of resolutions. Whether you have a new nursing degree or many years of qualified nursing experience and education, you've worked hard to get where you are and deserve a position that is fulfilling and enjoyable. However, the reality is that the nursing job market is competitive, especially for top healthcare organizations. With the advancements in technology, employers and recruiters can quickly skim through hundreds of resumes in minutes. Here's what you need to know to stand out in the nursing job marketing in 2018.

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Healthcare Worker Survivor’s Guide to the Holidays

Nov 20, 2017 10:17:15 AM / by Editor posted in Holiday, Survival Guide

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While everyone else is lighting candles, caroling, opening gifts and spending time with family, healthcare workers are still caring for patients. Hospitals must remain fully staffed with doctors and nurses even around the holidays. Although for healthcare workers this may mean not being able to be home for the holidays and celebrate with family or friends, everyone can pull together to celebrate and make the best of their situations while caring for their patients.

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Tips for Adapting to the Night Shift

Nov 1, 2017 10:18:47 AM / by Editor posted in Nursing, Career Advice, Night Shift

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Nursing is an occupation that doesn't stop at 5 p.m. when everyone else is heading home from work. Every night, many nurses put on their scrubs and head to work while everyone else is going to sleep. Caring for patients in hospitals, long-term care facilities and nursing homes is a 24/7 

occupation.

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Back to School and Mental Health Tips for Classroom Teachers

Sep 29, 2017 10:19:00 AM / by General Healthcare Resources posted in Education, General Health, Mental Health

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The start of a new school year can be a stressful time for students, teachers and parents. Between adjusting to new schedules, preparing supplies and lessons plans, the beginning of a new school year brings on a range of emotions from excitement to anxiety and everything in between. During the transition of getting back into the routine of the school year, mental health should be a top priority for students and teachers alike.

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