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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.