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    10 Small Ways to Gain Respect as a Leader

     10 Small Ways to Gain Respect as a Leader
    Respect is not something handed to you when you take on a new leadership role. It is an essential leadership quality that you must build over time. Unfortunately, there is no step-by-step method for gaining respect in a leadership role. Several major areas require your attention, but many leaders overlook small gestures that get big reactions from staff members. You hear ...
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    Nine Tips for Starting Out or Starting Over

    Nine Tips for Starting Out or Starting Over
    Whether you're a new graduate or career changer, starting a career takes a lot of motivation and energy. If you're confident and know what you want, taking that first step is easy. But if you don't know where to begin or if you dread making that initial move, starting out -- or starting over -- is much more difficult. These tips ...
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    Nurses Pioneer Family Presence in the ER

    Nurses Pioneer Family Presence in the ER
    Janine Dubina, RN, held a woman’s hand as the two watched an emergency room team try to revive the woman’s husband. Dubina, a nurse manager at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center, explained to the wife that the team was doing CPR to help blood flow through the man’s body, and that they were giving medication to try to ...
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    Make Your Work Life Merry During the Holidays

    Make Your Work Life Merry During the Holidays
    It's tempting to rationalize that no one's hiring until the new year, so you might as well dump your job search down the chimney and focus on the holidays at hand. Alas, my frosty snowman, you're wrong. The holidays are among the best times to look for a job. Business slows down now, so when you call to try to get ...
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    Is Healthcare Really Recession-Proof?

    Is Healthcare Really Recession-Proof?
    Despite the downturn in the economy, healthcare professionals have been repeatedly told that their careers are recession-proof. Proponents of this outlook site statistics about the healthcare industry adding jobs each month and the increased demand for workers like primary care physicians, nurses, and medical assistants. But healthcare hasn't been immune to the recession. Healthcare professionals have been laid off - and ...
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    10 Ways to Lose Your Healthcare License

    10 Ways to Lose Your Healthcare License
    Although we would like to believe that every healthcare professional is a good person with good intentions, we can't ignore the fact that every year, state boards revoke dozens of licenses. While some of these men and women lose their ability to serve as healthcare workers because of non-healhcare related activities, others suffer the consequences of patient endangerment or worse. The ...
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    Google Wave: The Possibilities for Patient-Centered Communication

    Google Wave: The Possibilities for Patient-Centered Communication
    Google introduced Google Wave at the end of May to much acclaim. Several aspects of the product have tremendous potential for patient-centered communication online. The question becomes will the developer community respond during the developer period by building applications that takes advantage of the live collaboration tool or will HIPAA considerations nip the potential of Google Wave in the bud for ...
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    Fight Burnout in Social Work

    Fight Burnout in Social Work
    Question: How many social workers does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: I'll do it, but I have 172 other lightbulbs to change first. Alternate answer: One hundred -- one to change the light bulb and 99 to handle the paperwork. These are social worker jokes. But if you're a social worker, you know they hold an element of truth, ...
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    Go From Exam Room to Administration Office

    Go From Exam Room to Administration Office
    After a number of years on the job, many healthcare practitioners may wonder "What's next?" If you've gone as far up the clinical career ladder as you can, a natural move is to an administrative or managerial career. Healthcare administrators do a variety of tasks, from managing specific floors to running entire health systems. With practitioner experience in your pocket, you ...
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    8 Money Saving Tips from the Great Depression

    The economy is sour and we have yet to see signs of the recovery in our own lives, but there’s no need to hoard every penny you’ve got and live in fear. Why? We’ve been through bad times before. And we didn't just survive — we emerged even stronger and smarter than before. When? The Great Depression of the 1930s, ...
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    22 Affordable Ways to De-stress

    Whether you’re an EMT dealing with life-or-death situations, or a home health aide caring for difficult patients, any job in healthcare can be overwhelming and stressful. Learning how to manage stress and channel it through positive means is vital, not just for a successful career, but for your happiness and well-being too. If you don’t take time to unwind, constant ...
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    10 Things to NEVER Say to a Nurse

    Nurses hear it all: The good, the bad, and the (very, very!) ugly. From pushy patients to bossy doctors, nurses handle it all with grace. But there are some things that can get under the most tolerant nurse’s skin. AllHealthcare staff members talked to healthcare professionals, one another and (of course!) nurses to find out what phrases or questions were ...
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    The 25 Species of Coworkers

    They might be lurking over your shoulder in ICU or getting your prescription organization system all wrong. They could be nagging you daily or haunting your dreams at night. That’s right, the people you work with have the power to influence, annoy, inspire, and scare the living daylights out of you (work nightmares, anyone?). Since you’re stuck with them 40 hours ...
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    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation

    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation
    Feel like the dreary walls of the hospital are closing in on you? Time for a summer break! Whether it's a relaxing cruise, an exotic island getaway, or a sandy beach adventure, it's high time you got out of those scrubs and away from the dreariness of your busy working life. Worried your workload will keep you from some summer fun? ...
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    Second-Career RTs: Strategies for Making a Successful Transition

    Second-Career RTs: Strategies for Making a Successful Transition
    Many career changers discover age is no obstacle to starting over as a radiologic technologist (RT). They find employers value their maturity, stability and strong educational preparation. In addition, the experience gained during clinical rotations helps ease the transition into the new work environment. Three latecomers to radiologic technology share their insights on the field, as well as their strategies for ...
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    Funniest Ways to Quit

    We’ve all been there — you’re sitting at your desk or laying in bed actively imagining the infinite ways you could tell your lunatic boss “I quit!” Throwing him your resignation, haphazardly stuffing a box full of your most precious desk knick-knacks, and high-fiving coworkers as you bound out of the office, never to return again. Dream all you want, ...
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    Get Clued into Layoff Warning Signs

    Get Clued into Layoff Warning Signs
    Maybe you love your job so much you brush off hints that the company's wheels are starting to come off. Or maybe you despise your job enough that you pay no attention to anything other than getting through a full day. Maybe you don't think you have any reason to watch for signs you might be headed for a job loss. ...
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    What to Do When You've Outgrown Your Job

    What to Do When You've Outgrown Your Job
    You've been in your job for several months now and are doing tasks far above your job description. Yet you feel your boss is oblivious to the fact that you've moved way beyond the duties you were originally hired to do. How can you get not only recognition, but also a raise and a new title? This situation requires a bit ...
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    Prepare for a Layoff in Healthcare

    Prepare for a Layoff in Healthcare
    While the healthcare job market is relatively healthy, the industry is not immune to layoffs. Some healthcare workers still lose their jobs every month, and for them, the much-hyped hot job market is cold comfort. Anticipating and preparing for a possible layoff can lessen the blow and help you rebound quickly if you do get a pink slip. [page] While the ...
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    Step-by-Step Guide to Negotiating a Great Salary

    Step-by-Step Guide to Negotiating a Great Salary
    Here's a secret: Employers rarely make their best offer first, and job candidates who negotiate generally earn much more than those who don't. And a well-thought-out negotiation makes you look like a stronger candidate -- and employee. "We found that those people who attempted to negotiate their salary in a constructive way are perceived as more favorable than those who didn't ...
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