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Stay Healthy with National Handwashing Awareness Week

Did you know the first week in December is National Handwashing Awareness Week?   And, with COVID cases spiking around the country, keeping our hands clean is one of the best lines of defense. So, get your workplace involved and have everyone brush up on their handwashing knowledge.    Why Handwashing Works  When you wash your hands, soap molecules act like crowbars. They pry dirt, oil, and germs from your skin. In addition, soap breaks down the outer membrane of many microorganisms and… Read more »

Conquering the Challenges of Healthcare Staffing In the Face of a Pandemic

Numerous positions in healthcare have been in high demand and faced shortages over the last several years. A global pandemic has impacted this industry even more so making hiring healthcare employees a bigger challenge right now. And in many cases, the demand for medical staff has increased significantly. So how do you combat the challenges… Read more »

Best Practices for Integrating Telehealth/Telemedicine into Your Facility

Telehealth was already experiencing growth as an industry. But with the spread of the novel coronavirus, we’re seeing a lot more clinics and practices offering telehealth services. If you want to integrate telehealth into your facility, what are the best practices? Let’s take a closer look at the important aspects for you to consider. Have… Read more »

Flu Season is Approaching, do You Know if Your Patient has COVID, or The Flu?

Since March, hospitals and clinics have been facing a situation under extreme pressure. The COVID-19 pandemic has tapped out many resources and cases continue to rise. But as flu season approaches, how can you determine if your patient’s symptoms are COVID-19 or the flu? What are the differences and similarities? And, most importantly, what are… Read more »

7 Tips to Calm a Patient During an MRI

For so many patients, MRIs are a nightmare. But they’re also a necessary diagnostic tool for determining certain medical conditions. If your patient feels anxious or expresses how they feel claustrophobic inside the machine, it’s your job to make the experience a little less stressful. Here are seven tips you can use today to calm… Read more »

The Many Benefits of Adding Online Scheduling to Your Practice

Did you know that adding a feature as simple as online appointment scheduling can increase patient satisfaction? If you’re not using online scheduling, there are some benefits you should know about using this technology. With the world changing rapidly due to COVID-19 along with the hyper-connected reality of our modern age, online scheduling is going… Read more »

Easy Ways to Reduce The Cost of Care

Many patients believe the cost of care is fixed, but that’s not always the case. You can reduce the cost of care by collaborating with payers, such as insurance companies, to ease healthcare burden on the community. With the conversation around healthcare at a crossroads, it’s up to service providers and payers to consider the… Read more »

Can an Interim Nurse Leader Add Value to Your Team?

You know leadership is essential for your department. But sometimes, finding the right leader takes time. What happens when the role goes unfilled? Without leadership, you may be pulled in too many different directions for your team. Don’t allow a vacancy to lead to a void in your leadership. An interim nurse leader can add… Read more »

What’s The New Normal for Job Seekers?

Has your job search been affected by COVID-19? Many people imagine that the medical industry is unaffected, that’s simply not true. Healthcare positions encompass a lot of possible jobs and even hospitals and medical groups are experiencing layoffs at this time. We are entering a new normal for job seekers. How will this shift impact… Read more »

Putting a Mentoring Program in Place for New Nurses

Whenever you’re onboarding new nurses on your team, you need to consider all the possible factors that will help them be successful. Has your office or department considered a mentoring program? These programs are highly successful and can give new nurses access to the knowledge and experience of their teammates. Here are a few reasons… Read more »