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Most nurses experience some form of traumatic loss at some point in their career. For the pediatric trauma nurse, this can be especially difficult. The loss of a patient, witnessing the outcome of devastating injuries, and the grief of the family take a toll. No two experiences are ever alike and each one can feel… Read more »

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Adopting a person centered approach to nursing care is the ideal way to provide for your patient, as an individual with unique needs, values and preferences. Across the fields of healthcare, a focus on the whole person is becoming more of a common practice every day. Hospitals, nursing homes, rehab centers and long term care… Read more »

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Hunting for your next nursing job can be one of the most frustrating and stressful endeavors anyone can undertake. You’ve graduated with your nursing degree and you feel like a shiny new penny. You’re positive about your career choice, hopeful about your job prospects, and you’re looking forward to beginning a long and lucrative career…. Read more »

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  Becoming a nurse practitioner opens the door to a whole world of opportunities for those already in the medical field. For nurses already called to a specialized field, such as acute care, family health, or mental health, or for those who are drawn to a specialized population like children, or the elderly, moving forward… Read more »

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Tax time is right around the corner. For many in the healthcare industry, it’s just business as usual. You already have your taxes withheld, per your W-4 status, from the form you filled out when you were hired. But for some caregivers, depending on your employer, tax time might be different this year. As a… Read more »

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CNA training teaches those individuals who are seeking a job as a Certified Nursing Assistant how to provide hands-on and intimate care to patients in medical facilities such as hospitals, rehab centers, assisted living communities, and nursing homes. CNAs assist medical patients with the basic activities of everyday life, such as bathing and hygiene, dressing,… Read more »

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No career exposes you to a greater risk of contracting and spreading certain contagious diseases and illnesses than healthcare. Working with those individuals who are sick is the central part of the healthcare employees’ job. In healthcare facilities across the country, contagious organisms can spread like wildfire and there is only so much protection a… Read more »

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It’s easy to see the similarities between LPNs and CNAs. Both are essential to the field of patient care, in settings such as hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes, and many other medical care facilities. But, as much as the roles of these two vital healthcare providers overlap, there are also some pretty big core differences… Read more »

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  There’s no doubt nurses are in control of their career destiny. Finding your nursing specialty can be difficult, however, if you’re unsure of where you want to be. Additionally, you may not possess the exact skill set you need for certain fields of medicine, which may require you to go back to school or… Read more »