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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Reducing Caffeine Intake May actually be the Secret to More Energy—Here’s Why

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in America. Starbucks can be found on nearly every street corner and in many supermarkets. And, while a good cup of coffee is delicious and provides a quick “boost,” too much caffeine can actually drain healthcare professionals of their energy. If you’re feeling a bit sluggish throughout… Read more »

5 Reasons Hydration at Work is Especially Important for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Most people know that good hydration contributes to healthfulness. This is particularly true for nurses and healthcare workers who have studied human physiology. However, many still fail to stay properly hydrated, and the fast-paced environment of working in a medical facility can make the problem worse. Here are 5 important reminders of why staying hydrated… Read more »