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Healthcare Professionals Aren’t Always Well-Rested (7 Helpful Tips for Managing Sleep Deprivation at Work)

Most nurses and medical professionals are concerned about their sleep quality given the demands of working in healthcare. Many focus on sleep hygiene and dedicating enough hours every night for sufficient rest. However, even the most diligent professionals sometimes find these efforts aren’t enough to completely prevent sleep deprivation. Here are seven helpful tips to… Read more »

2019 Healthcare Trend: Rise of Value-Based Care (How Nursing and Home Health Companies Can Stay on Top of the Change)

Value-based care (VBC) is not a new concept. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has slowly implemented guidelines and reimbursement schedules to facilitate positive patient outcomes over many years. However, 2019 is proving especially transformational for hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies. The evolution from fee-for-service to valued-based care affects all… Read more »

Mindfulness for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals (3 Breathing Exercises to Feel Better at Work!)

“Mindfulness” may seem a curious term for folks who are a bit more traditional. But, science suggests that the benefits are real. The concept basically states that people are overwhelmed by life’s daily stresses, and relaxation techniques can refocus attention for improved health. It’s no secret that nurses and medical workers have particularly high-pressure jobs.… Read more »

Diamonds in the Rough (Why Smart Healthcare Leaders Nurture Employees’ Talents)

A quick review of job postings for nurses and medical professionals reveals many employers seek to hire senior-level folks from outside of their own organization. This is sometimes necessary. However, it does beg the question why more leaders aren’t promoting from within. If you’re a supervisor or manager in need of seasoned healthcare workers, now… Read more »

Landing Your Dream Healthcare Job Starts With that First Conversation (11 Phone Interview Tips to Get You to the Next Phase)

Many nurses and medical workers are apprehensive about job interviews. They’re concerned about appropriate attire and challenging questions. With all the focus on face-to-face meetings, it’s easy to forget about the significance of the phone call that usually comes first. Here are 11 ways you can stand out in a phone interview and secure an… Read more »

Demand for Nurses is Skyrocketing: Facts You Should Know and Ways Your Healthcare Company Can Confront the Challenge

It’s no secret that nurse shortages have challenged the U.S. medical community for many years. As baby boomers continue to age, healthcare resources are stressed to the max. RNs, physical therapists and healthcare professionals seem to be worth their weight in gold! The challenge for companies and facilities is there’s really no end in sight.… Read more »

5 Fun Healthcare Podcasts for Nurses and Medical Professionals

Isn’t technology great? We live in a time when we can now stream our favorite music for free while driving to work. If you’re old enough, you may remember the days of sitting next to the boom-box and waiting for your favorite song to play. My how things have changed! With endless forms of entertainment,… Read more »

Important Signs that an Employee May be Experiencing Emotional Turmoil

Let’s face it—most of us spend the majority of our days at work. Whether we realize it or not, our employees and colleagues in healthcare eventually become a form of family. And, sometimes the people we care about face personal issues that negatively affect their work. Poor employee performance often stems from unacknowledged emotional turmoil.… Read more »

Here’s why Healthcare Professionals Should Accept LinkedIn Requests

We all know of someone who abuses social media. Perhaps it’s the brother-in-law who relentlessly solicits business from relatives on Facebook. Or maybe you have a best friend who shares way too many cat memes. Whatever the scenario, it’s clear that some people lack social media etiquette. However, when it comes to your nursing or… Read more »

Why Digital Health Tools are growing in Popularity

Times are certainly changing. From email to text messaging and social media platforms, our forms of communication evolve daily. These technologies are also affecting the world of healthcare. And while many medical professionals appreciate the benefits of new advancements, it’s important for all healthcare companies to fully understand the implications. Here are 3 big reasons… Read more »