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It’s that dreaded time of year once again-tax time. You hunt for receipts for scrubs and the tools of your trade, travel, and loan payments. You curse the mess of paper and lost payment records and you vow to do better next year. There has to be a simple way to get through tax time…. Read more »

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The role of nurses in todays medical environment, including hospitals, clinics, care facilities and doctor’s offices, has changed significantly over the past few decades, with the biggest changes in the way nursing has evolved taking place in very recent years. As healthcare becomes increasingly specialized, nursing staff has taken on a much more significant role…. Read more »

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  It seems obvious that lessening the number of patients a nurse must care for at each shift would result in improved patient care. Improving the care of the patient results in shorter hospital stays, faster recovery time, and lowers the number of patient deaths significantly. In fact, a recent study by the JAMA supports… Read more »

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Technology has made life much easier for all of us. Apps can help us keep track of our kids, turn on lights, even when we aren’t at home, and pass the time by playing a favorite game or listening to music. As we move forward, technology paves the way. Medicine and technology are ever-evolving-and intersecting…. Read more »

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The health care industry is a fluid and somewhat malleable organization. For the good of the consumer, those in need of care, as well as the individuals who provide that care, trends come along which help form the industry, as a whole. Each of the 7 trends that shaped the health industry in 2016 are… Read more »

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A medical receptionist is an essential part of any successful healthcare office. Providers look to their receptionists to embody the personality of the practice. The receptionist must create a pleasant, assuring, and welcoming atmosphere, as the first point of contact patients have with the healthcare team. It takes a special person to be a medical… Read more »

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  Maintaining a healthy meals on the go diet isn’t always easy for traveling health professionals. Running from patient to patient, case to case, or one healthcare facility to the next can be exhausting, and sometimes the easy way out is also timely and tasty; a meal of fast-food. But all of those grease-laden, sodium-filled… Read more »

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Typically there isn’t a lot that happens on a nightshift. Unless you’re in an ICU environment, pediatrics, or perhaps mother-baby, your patients don’t require much attention, and there are few, if any visitors or concerned phone calls to deal with. After quiet rounds, charting and meds, you’re left with time to fill. As your shift… Read more »

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Each year, publications and groups come up with a list of the “Best Hospitals” in the country, based on diverse criteria, ranging from patient care, to communications, use of technology, even food and availability of Wi-Fi. With such extreme variances in categories, it’s easy to get confused. The most valid yardstick by which any healthcare… Read more »

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Working for a temp agency offers the utmost in professional flexibility for those who wish to work full-time, part-time, or in different areas or specialties involving patient care. Temp agency employment allows you to “test the waters”; find out if a particular facility or field might be a good fit for you. They also allow… Read more »