Pediatric nurses work exclusively with children and their families to ensure a child’s healthy well-being until reaching adulthood. Individuals in this career field have expertise not only in general health, but also have a strong understanding of how a child’s body grows and develops and the countless conditions that can affect that process.
As a nurse, you are continually in communication with patients, their families and co-workers. Solid communication skills are essential for a successful nursing career. Communication directly impacts all people you interact with, such as:
It happens. You accept and begin a nursing job that wasn’t exactly as expected. Maybe you’re not a huge fan of the facility, their systems, the pay or the people you work with or under. A number of reasons can affect your happiness at a job. Even several small aspects can add up and are enough to make you unhappy.
Pharmacists undeniably play an integral role in healthcare. For decades, the public has relied on pharmacists to dispense medications and provide counsel for proper usage. In the ever-changing healthcare landscape, the role of pharmacists has been slowly evolving to respond to changes in the pharmacist-patient relationship.
There are few careers as meaningful or important to society than being a nurse. It is a rewarding, gratifying job that allows you to make a difference in patient’s lives.
April is Occupational Therapist Month. During this month, we celebrate the many ways in which occupational therapists help change the lives of their patients every day. We continue to share information gained, learn about successful treatments, and help build a strong and supportive professional community.
While it may be hard to believe 2019 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.
Whether you’re a PT student, new grad or an experienced PT looking to make a career switch, choosing the right PT setting and specialty may seem overwhelming. Even for experienced PT professionals, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-in-day-out crunch of your job and forget that there are more options available to you out there. The variations of practice settings, specialties and diversity of patients in the field of physical therapy are often unrecognized.
There is a reason Gallup Inc. ranks nursing as the most trusted, honest and ethical profession in the country. After all, patients, and their family and friends, see you as their main point of contact for healthcare insight and support. Earning and maintaining that trust goes beyond delivering quality care. It also depends on building positive relationships with those you come in contact with. Here are six “real life” tips to keep in mind when dealing with patients to help make those relationships stronger.