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    8 Ways to Manage a Complaint (and Protect Your Nursing License!)

    8 Ways to Manage a Complaint (and Protect Your Nursing License!)
    Did you know that anyone – your employer, a co-worker, a patient, even a jilted lover – can file a complaint against your practice? Handle it well, and you could turn it into a valuable learning experience. Handle it poorly, and you could lose your license. AllHealthcare spoke to a Sheryl Oakes Caddy, a nurse, nursing faculty instructor and an attorney ...
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    Healthcare Professionals' Guide to Getting a Promotion

    Healthcare Professionals' Guide to Getting a Promotion
    We've all been there, whether you are a registered nurse or a medical assistant. You've worked a job for a number of years (or even months!) and you are doing far more than your original job description required. You know it's time for a promotion, but does your boss agree? In an industry where most people stay at the same level ...
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    How You Can Eat Healthy at Work and Home

    How You Can Eat Healthy at Work and Home
    You're a busy healthcare professional, and you've probably got a lot more on your plate than just your job. You might have a family. A hobby (or two, or three!). A social life. Between everything you take in, you might forget about the food you put into your body. It's easy to swing by the fast food restaurant on the way ...
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    10 Best and Worst Bosses: Which One Are You?

    We’ve all had bosses that we’ve either loved or hated. The boss who helped you get that promotion, or the one who clipped his toenails at his desk. Some help us advance our career, while others seem to hold us back. Different leadership styles can lead to different results for each employee. But certain styles seem to be good or ...
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    Patient Safety Awareness Week Tips and Tools

    Patient Safety Awareness Week Tips and Tools
    The Joint Commission is marking National Patient Safety Awareness Week from March 8-14 by helping patients and their families become more involved and informed in their health care through its award-winning Speak Up(TM) education campaign. As the accreditor of more than 16,000 health care organizations in the U.S., The Joint Commission advocates for safe, high quality care. "Patient safety is a ...
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    Work-Life Balance: Why You Need It & How to Get It

    Work-Life Balance: Why You Need It & How to Get It
    Americans, for many years now, have been striving to do more with less. Less time, that is. The challenge is one that confronts nurses, many of who work long hours in high stress environments and then juggle multiple home responsibilities as well. The following statistics illustrate just how time-crunched we all are in this increasingly go-go society: • Nearly 50% of ...
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    Stress-Relieving Home Decor Ideas on a Budget

    Stress-Relieving Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
    Kim Danger, nationally-recognized savings expert and founder of www.mommysavers.com, has teamed up with Uniroyal Tire to release a series of e-books for the frugal-minded. The team’s e-books and videos can be found here, and they are available for free. My latest e-book, Pamper Yourself for Less, is all about making yourself a priority and creating some “me time.” The best place ...
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    9 Ways to Wake Up Earlier for Your Morning Shift

    Some of us are night owls. Others, early birds. Apparently, based on your chronotype, you will be more naturally alert earlier or later in the day. And your type may dictate when and for how long you sleep. But while a natural variance in sleep patterns is natural, it appears that the early bird is indeed the more coveted of ...
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    Healthcare Workers Make a Difference as Summer Camp Volunteers

    Healthcare Workers Make a Difference as Summer Camp Volunteers
    While some people might be looking forward to a cruise or family trip this summer, many healthcare professionals plan to use their time off to volunteer their expertise at medically supervised summer camps that serve children and adults with medical conditions ranging from asthma to AIDS. These camps, typically held over the course of a week or weekend, rely on nurses, ...
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    10 Ways to Make Next Week Better

    10 Ways to Make Next Week Better
    On one of the last episodes of “Seinfeld,” the main characters are stuck in traffic on a Sunday night. Galpal Elaine, who desperately wants to get home, wails, “All I know is that it's Sunday night, and I have got to unwind! Now, who's with me?” If perpetually single Elaine felt that way, you can imagine how the rest of us ...
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    10 Things NOT to Wear to Your Work Holiday Party

    December is great time year! The work load lessens and social calendars fill up. Most employers get into the spirit of the holidays by hosting a party to celebrate the year's accomplishments. It's a time to kick back, relax, and get to know your fellow coworkers on a more personal level. If you've worked hard on your professional reputation, don't ...
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    Work with International Healthcare Colleagues

    Work with International Healthcare Colleagues
    Immigrant workers are important contributors to the US healthcare system. Some 13 percent of healthcare employees in the US -- or 1.1 million -- are from other countries, according to a report from the American Immigration Law Foundation. More than 11 percent of registered nurses, 25 percent of physicians and nearly 15 percent of pharmacists in the US are immigrants. Being ...
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    Reduce Nursing's Physical Strain

    Reduce Nursing's Physical Strain
    Nursing can be hazardous. There are infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, chemical exposures and workplace violence, not to mention the fact that caring for patients is just plain exhausting. How can you minimize the job's physical demands? Susan Randolph, MSN, RN, president of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, offers some healthy reminders. h4. Recognize the Risks You need to be ...
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    The 10 Worst Mistakes Career Changers Can Make

    The 10 Worst Mistakes Career Changers Can Make
    Changing careers is never easy. Half the world thinks you've lost your mind, headhunters say you'll never work again and your relatives contribute the old "I told you so" routine. But for many burned-out, bored or multitalented folks who are sitting on skills they're not getting a chance to use, changing fields is the only way to keep from losing their ...
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    13 Bosses and How to Make Them Love You

    Along with paychecks, deadlines, and overtime, bosses are one of the things you just can’t avoid in the workplace. But how to identify these strange characters and deal with them? Don’t go it alone — it’s a jungle out there. We show you how! [page] The Robot Distinguishing characteristics: An empty work space, no family pictures. What they do: All business, ...
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    Manage Work/Life Stress During the Holidays

    Manage Work/Life Stress During the Holidays
    Denver, Colo. - With the holidays upon us, already stressful times become even more challenging. The headlines scream of economic downfall, corporate giants crumbling, jobs balancing on a thread, and expectations of Norman Rockwell holiday bliss cause great stress for even the most balanced individuals. Concierge Resource, a life management firm providing on-site and virtual assistance to employees of hospitals and ...
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    How Nurses Can Detect an Unhealthy Work Environment

    How Nurses Can Detect an Unhealthy Work Environment
    When you’re looking for a new nursing position, the quality of the work environment will play a big role in determining whether you’ll be happy or miserable on the job. Fortunately, you can get an indication of that intangible but important element while you’re interviewing -- if you know what to ask and what to look for. Before Your Interview: Do ...
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    How Nurses Can Fight Sexual Harassment

    How Nurses Can Fight Sexual Harassment
    Sexual harassment of nurses can be as simple as a patient's unwanted flirtatious winks or as elaborate as a male hospital physician's systematic assaults on female employees. And nurses are likely to encounter this occupational hazard. In a University of Missouri study, 21 of 29 nurses surveyed said patients had sexually harassed them. A 2001 NurseWeek/American Organization of Nurse Executives study ...
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    Resign from a Healthcare Job Gracefully

    Resign from a Healthcare Job Gracefully
    Planning an escape from your current job? Everyone will face this task at least once -- or more likely several times -- over the course of a lifetime. You don't want to burn any bridges when you leave. After all, you may want to return to that employer someday, or you may cross paths with your soon-to-be ex-colleagues in another organization. ...
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    8 Things to Never Say to a Patient

    You don’t get to choose your patients. So your relationship with them can range anywhere from “match made in heaven” to “your worst nightmare.” Any appointment can be a potentially difficult situation, mainly because when patients come to see you, they’re probably already anxious. They may be concerned about what’s ailing them, be uncomfortable with the sterile atmosphere, or have a ...
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