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Information on Emergency Care and Transportation of an Injured Individual

Information on Emergency Care and Transportation of an Injured Individual

Dec 31, 2014 | 12:00 pm

When a loved one is seriously injured calling 911 is as far as most people’s medical knowledge goes. The caller knows that as soon as they call 911, a team of EMTs will be on their way to help them. However, there still are quite a few important points to remember about how emergency transportation works. EMTs are coming as fast as they can When someone is hurt, minutes can feel like hours and it can seem like the ambulance is never going to come. Yes, cars do have to get out of the way and speed limits go out... Read more...

How to Become a Sterile Processing Technician?

How to Become a Sterile Processing Technician?

Dec 31, 2014 | 11:00 am

For many years, the sterile processing technician was literally invisible. It seems these team members were not respected and often scapegoats for any breach of sterile processing, no matter if it was their fault or not. With a much more serious attitude about post-operative infections, there has been a real change in the attention turned toward the central sterile processing professional. The education process for this professional has definitely changed. Over the years, on the job training seemed to be sufficient, and the skill was just passed down from one generation of wisdom to another. However, it has been discovered... Read more...

How Do You Seek Out Scholarship Opportunities for Nursing Degrees?

How Do You Seek Out Scholarship Opportunities for Nursing Degrees?

Dec 31, 2014 | 10:00 am

Scholarships help students cover some or all of the costs associated with obtaining higher education, but differ from student loans in that the money the student receives from a scholarship does not need to be repaid after graduation. Scholarship, though, are often times competitive and not everyone who applies will succeed in getting every scholarship for which they apply. Nursing scholarships is one area where it can pay to apply to as many places as you are qualified to increase the chance of actually obtaining one. But, where do you find scholarship opportunities if you want to pursue a nursing... Read more...

How Do Nursing Agencies Help You Land Your Dream Job?

How Do Nursing Agencies Help You Land Your Dream Job?

Dec 31, 2014 | 9:00 am

Even with the tough economy, nursing is still a very viable profession. However, what if you want to do more than work at a hospital or in an office. Or, what if you don’t know exactly what you want to do? This is where nursing agencies come in and help. They can give you an opportunity to test drive different areas and destinations, perhaps even help you land your dream job. Nursing Agencies and Staffing Solutions Typically, agencies provide temporary or per diem staffing solutions to a wide range of facilities in need of nurses. These can include hospitals, home... Read more...

How Are Medical Professionals Evolving with Healthcare Advancements?

How Are Medical Professionals Evolving with Healthcare Advancements?

Dec 31, 2014 | 8:00 am

Current technological and healthcare advancements have greatly contributed to the evolving nature of a variety of medical professions. Everything from nurses to doctors to IT healthcare staff has been affected by recent advancements. While the changes can be seen as a step in the right direction, they are often difficult for healthcare professionals to embrace. Change is hard, especially when a medical office or hospital has been doing things a certain way for a number of years and they are suddenly asked to change the way their entire system works. Some medical professions are handling the changes better than others,... Read more...

Fashion Guide for Nurses When They Take the Uniform Off

Fashion Guide for Nurses When They Take the Uniform Off

Dec 30, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Nurses spend most of their time in plain, drab scrubs with absolutely no regard for fashion in the workplace. Nursing uniforms need to be functional, comfortable, and well made, but not necessarily fashionable. Fashion for nurses has to happen after they leave work and after wearing dull, drab clothes all day, nurses everywhere are more than happy to focus on a little fashion. In order to completely leave work behind and focus on fashion, it is important to embrace the whole concept of completely changing appearance. Leave functionality, dull colors, and formless tops to the workplace. Instead, focus on those... Read more...

Overview of Pediatric Nursing Degree Program

Overview of Pediatric Nursing Degree Program

Dec 30, 2014 | 11:00 am

A pediatric nurse is a nurse who specializes in the care of infants and children, but a pediatric nurse is not necessarily the same as a labor and delivery nurse — pediatric nurses will care for infants once they are born. So, what does it take to specialize in pediatric nursing? Let’s take a look at an overview of the pediatric nursing degree program to help answer that question. Educational and Certification Requirements The educational requirements for nursing vary dramatically. Some nurses will choose to obtain an associate’s degree, which is the minimum requirement to become a registered nurse. Others... Read more...

Must-Follow Pinterest Feeds for Aspiring Nurses

Must-Follow Pinterest Feeds for Aspiring Nurses

Dec 30, 2014 | 10:00 am

Aspiring nurses have a world of information and opportunities at their fingertips. One of the best online resources for information is Pinterest for nurses and nursing interests. Pinterest offers a wide variety of feeds aspiring nurses should follow in order to learn more about their craft. The ‘must-follow’ Pinterest feeds listed below is a great place to start for anyone thinking of becoming a nurse. Excalibur Healthcare Medical Information Courtesy of Excalibur is a must-follow Pinterest feed for nurses because of the wealth of knowledge and vast variety of topics covered relating to healthcare. Aspiring nurses can find information on... Read more...

Social Media Networking Techniques for Nursing Professionals

Social Media Networking Techniques for Nursing Professionals

Dec 30, 2014 | 9:00 am

As a nursing professional, it can be challenging trying to find ways to advertise marketable skills when searching for a new job opportunity. Sites like CareerBuilder.com and others provide a great start to online job search, but there are quite a few online avenues that are either forgotten or never used due to lack of awareness. One of the best and most promising of these online options is the use of social media to promote a resume or build a network of like-minded professionals for future job opportunities. The proper use of social media networking for a nursing professional has... Read more...

The Importance of Operating Room Teamwork

The Importance of Operating Room Teamwork

Dec 30, 2014 | 8:00 am

When the time comes to perform surgery, it is imperative that the healthcare staff on hand understands the importance of operating room teamwork. An operating room team has to rely on each other in a high stress, critical situation where one mistake can spell disaster. If an operating room team fails to understand the importance of working together, the results can be costly for the patient and the staff. Luckily, most hospitals have a great team of surgeons and support staff on hand that fully understands the importance of working as a team. Healthcare professionals in an operating room are... Read more...