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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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    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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    What Healthcare Professionals Should Never (Ever!) Wear

    We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn't matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on the caliber of their work. Unfortunately, that's not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning *reflects how you feel about your job* – that you take your position seriously, ...
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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 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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    Lessons From the Code

    Lessons From the Code
    One of the greatest lessons I ever learned in healthcare happened a few years ago when I worked in an emergency department as a crisis clinician. An adolescent was brought into the code room after experiencing symptoms of asthma. The team worked quickly and collaboratively trying to save him, but their efforts were unsuccessful and he died after about forty-five minutes. ...
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    12 Things to Never Say to Older and Younger Coworkers

    With the downturn in the US economy, workplaces are becoming more and more diverse age-wise. Older workers are working alongside younger workers as people at every stage in their health care career are getting laid off. With this generational gap among health care workers widening, there’s a lot of potential for miscommunication or differing perspectives. Though many people will absolutely ...
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    10 Tips for Staying Happy at Work

    10 Tips for Staying Happy at Work
    If you find yourself longing for greener work pastures, don't immediately go looking for the first exit ramp off of your chosen career path. The Balance Team, which specializes in professional- and personal-growth seminars for administrative and executive assistants in Fortune 1000 companies, suggests these 10 tips for staying content at work: [widget:earn_your_healthcare_degree] 1. Keep Personal Problems Personal: When you're preoccupied ...
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    10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable

    Don't just sit there, basking in your continued employment... Phew. You survived the culling. Or maybe your company has managed to avoid a mass layoff. Either way, you're one of the lucky ones. Unlike so many of your friends and family, you won’t have to deal with the unemployment office or cancel your cable -- yet. But instead of sitting ...
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    10 Ways To Stay Healthy While On The Job

    10 Ways To Stay Healthy While On The Job
    You know the healthcare drill-long hours, high demands, and stressful situations leave you feeling accomplished, fulfilled, and...exhausted! You may feel like there's just no time in the work day to take care of your number one patient: yourself. Although the work you do for others is amazing, it is important to give yourself the same attention! Here are 10 ways to ...
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    Six Tips to Survive Your First Year as a Hospital RN

    The first year on the job is often the toughest for new nursing graduates, especially those who work in hospitals. In fact, new nurse graduates account for more than half of the turnover rate in some hospitals, according to a study published in 2007 by Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing researchers. “There really are multiple reasons for [the first-year ...
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    15 Dumbest Ways to Lose Your Job

    Sometimes, a person will lose their job through no fault of their own. The whims of a psychotic boss, an economy in shambles, or a simple misunderstanding can have an otherwise satisfactory employee packing up his or her cubicle. Other times, a person will lose their job because they have done something so incredibly foolish, you wonder how they ever ...
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    8 Friends to Make at the Hospital

    Hospitals can be crazy places. From ambulances rushing in patients and nurses shouting vitals to security having to deal with frantic family members, you may blink and find you miss an important moment. But for many healthcare professionals, hospitals are their second home. With all the different departments and types of healthcare workers in hospitals, it’s not uncommon for newbies ...
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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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    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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    Make a Difference as a Patient Advocate

    Make a Difference as a Patient Advocate
    The role of "patient advocate" is new and evolving. As the importance of patients' rights gains momentum, a group of healthcare professionals has banded together to stand up for the best interests of their patients. Because patient advocates are a new career path, many healthcare professionals declare themselves "patient advocates" after extensive experience in the fields. However, degree programs focusing on ...
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    Scrub Styles For Every Body Shape

    You spend a lot of time in scrubs, so it makes sense that you want your scrubs to flatter your body type and be fashionable. We’ve picked seven of the most common body shapes (Full Bust, pear-shaped, full-figured, petite, tall, long-waisted, and athletic) and found scrubs that’ll look great on each. Now find your shape…and see the scrubs that highlight ...
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    What's Holding You Back in Your Career?

    What's Holding You Back in Your Career?
    Is there some task or project you've been doing your creative best to avoid working on? I'll bet there is. But instead of wasting mental energy worrying about it, you can learn to overcome your resistance and tackle important, high-value tasks quickly and efficiently so that whatever your goals, you'll move forward faster. Here's how. Identify What You're Resisting >> [page] ...
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    7 Secrets to Career Success

    7 Secrets to Career Success
    Best-selling author and entrepreneur Keith Ferrazzi offers six secrets to help you get ahead and stay ahead when it comes to your career. It's more than just a great resume and flawless cover letter. Landing your dream job or scoring a big promotion means going the extra mile, utilizing the skills you have, and striving to learn something new every day. ...
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    How to Avoid Getting the Axe from Your Healthcare Job

    How to Avoid Getting the Axe from Your Healthcare Job
    We all know that the economy is shaky. People are getting laid off left and right. Luckily, healthcare is one of the few industries that is still hiring. However, this may not apply to every job, every facility, or every region. You job might be at risk. If your employer is considering laying employees off, here are some proactive steps to ...
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