Thanks to our technologically advanced and digitally connected society, social media has quickly become an increasingly useful tool for healthcare professionals. Unfortunately, with these great social platforms comes great responsibility, especially for medical professionals. While platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogging and LinkedIn are excellent ways to share information, network and stay up to date on latest industry news, presenting and conducting yourself with proper online etiquette as a healthcare professional is critical. It is imperative that healthcare employees maintain patient confidentiality and privacy at all times while being a positive representation of their workplace, as any inappropriate use of social media can lead to disciplinary and even legal action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over the last few years, technology has taken a central role in helping special education students learn and communicate better. The most important aspect is that this technology is often fairly ubiquitous in society at large, but is being adapted with applications software and programs that are designed and administrated by behavioral health professionals and educators across the country.
Productivity directly affects your success at work. Managers, executives and business owners expect the most out of their employees. There are only so many hours in a workday, therefore being efficient and making the most out of your time is critical. There are two simple ways to increase your overall output: put in more hours or work more strategically. We’ve put together helpful tips that will boost your productivity at work, which in turn will increase your output.