Do You Feel Well-Rested During Your Day? (Use This Cheat-Sheet to Grade Your Sleep Habits)

Sleep and restfulness are hot topics in today’s busy world of work, family and endless electronic stimulation. It seems people are being told they need more sleep right at a time when life is actually getting busier. So, how much sleep to people actually need, and what can be done to improve sleep habits? Here’s… Read more »

Sometimes it Pays to Be Memorable (Why It’s Important for Nurses and Healthcare Workers to Stand Out in Job Interviews)

We live in a world of people seeking attention. From ridiculous YouTube “challenges” to endless photo sharing on Instagram, society seems obsessed with standing-out. Those of us who are more humble may want to push back against the trend of self promotion. However, that’s a mistake when it comes to your nurse or healthcare job… Read more »

Workplace Diversity Requires Active Measures (5 Ways to Get There)

Most healthcare companies today are concerned about facilitating a diverse workplace. While promoting awareness and education is great, it takes more substantive efforts to achieve the goal. Targeted operational directives must be implemented in order to make a real difference. Here are five actionable ways any healthcare organization can prioritize diversity in ways that make… Read more »

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 »

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 »