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3 Tips for Taking Time Off for the Holidays (Without Feeling Guilty)

The holidays are upon us. And while the season can be joyous – celebrating with friends, family attending parties, etc. – it can also be a time of stress. After all, as a healthcare professional, you know that the hospital or clinic runs 365 days, 24-hours a day, and the work doesn’t stop for a holiday.   While hospital administrators, healthcare managers, and medical team leaders have… Read more »

5 Ways to Be the Best Healthcare Manager You Can Be

As a healthcare hiring manager, HR professional, or hospital administrator, you’ve likely had to deal with employee turnover. It’s a natural occurrence for a medical professional to move on for more money, generous PTO, or a better title.  But perhaps the facts say otherwise.  According to Gallup analytics, today’s employees are leaving organizations that they believe in – where they love the pay… Read more »

All Those in Favor of Increased Healthcare Safety Raise Your Hands!

We’ve all heard – and as a healthcare professional, you’ve likely told your patients – that it’s best to drink eight glasses of water per day for optimum hydration and health. But is there a rule of thumb for doctors, nurses, and medical staff to ensure proper hand hygiene during a shift? Especially during cold… Read more »

4 Reasons why Wearable Healthcare Monitoring Devices are Here to Stay

One of 2019’s most notable healthcare trends is wearable technology monitoring devices. For the past few years, wearable fitness technology including Fitbits and Smartwatches have weaved their way into society, and the digital transformation that includes wearable health monitoring devices that capture user health data shows no sign of slowing down. Driven by the increasing… Read more »

How to Stay Focused When You Have Holiday Fever

As a healthcare worker, you’re used to dealing with all types of sicknesses.  But what about that year-end ailment called “holiday fever?”  We all experience holiday fever to some degree – coping with the shopping frenzy, cooking, cleaning, and family gatherings. The holidays can be joyous – but they can also create feelings of stress and sadness. Stress can happen when you try to juggle your professional workload at the hospital, clinic, or healthcare facility with… Read more »

How Will Your Hospital Manage if Nurses Go on Strike?

In September 2019, more than 6,500 nurses across California, Arizona, Florida, and Illinois walked out of hospitals and declared a strike. In recent months, other nursing strikes occurred – or were threatened – around the U.S.   In virtually all cases, nurses were urging hospitals and health care facilities to expand staff. The main crux is that the lack of sufficient staffing forces nurses to work longer hours, putting patients at risk.   Nurse staffing is an… Read more »

3 Great Ways for Nurses to Prepare for a Week of Swing Shift

As a nurse, working a week of swing shifts can be tough on your mind and body.  If your hospital has you scheduled for an extended period of clinical swing shifts, you’re not alone. Most RNs, at some point in their career, will have to work these grueling hours, so it’s essential to focus on taking care of yourself.  Here are three suggestions to… Read more »

Blockchain Technology: Innovation That’s Transforming the Healthcare Industry

Blockchain technology is an essential digital trend in the healthcare industry for 2019. But what exactly is it? And what does this critical advance mean to healthcare professionals?  We all know that technological change is coming to healthcare. And while it may seem daunting to some, according to Goldman Sachs, today’s digital revolution can save the healthcare sector $300 billion – which is nothing to sneeze at (no… Read more »

7 Intangible Skills You Need to Get Hired

Many healthcare workers assume that their experience and credentials are enough to land their “dream” job. While those attributes are certainly necessary for success, it’s a mistake to think that they’re sufficient to guarantee job-search success. Even in today’s hot job market, savvy candidates learn to express desirable “intangible” skills. Here are 7 intangible skills… Read more »

Could Social Media Help You Attract Better Workers?

Most Americans engage on social media platforms in one way or another. Whether it’s posting pictures for friends to see on Instagram or updating the family on Facebook, social media is a big part of modern daily life. But many healthcare companies have yet to use the technology for recruiting and hiring purposes, which is… Read more »