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    Interested in Retention? - Debrief Your Team!

    Interested in Retention? - Debrief Your Team!
    It’s a busy Monday afternoon in your Emergency Department. All of the beds are full and you have several people waiting to be seen in the waiting area. As you look about the department, you notice the energy of your team throughout the department. After a stressful day of multiple codes and a heavy volume throughout your department, it feels like ...
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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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    Working in Your Workout

    Working in Your Workout
    Oops. You missed your spin class again. It’s just as well – you still haven’t gotten through the day’s email, you’re hungry as hell and American Idol is on in an hour. You’ll try again tomorrow. “Try” being the operative word. Because despite your regular attempts, these days you never seem to get out of work in time to hit the ...
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    How to Negotiate Your Severance Package

    How to Negotiate Your Severance Package
    When you are laid off from your job, one of your hopes is that you receive a good severance package, equipped with both severance pay and continued benefits. Most often, severance is based on how long an employee has been employed by the employer, but benefits often vary depending on the employer. In addition, employers are not required to provide severance ...
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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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    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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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
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    Developing Diversity in the Healthcare Industry

    Developing Diversity in the Healthcare Industry
    While it is no surprise that minorities are underrepresented across all industries, many companies are courting diverse individuals because they have learned that it is good for business. Research from a Sullivan Commision on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce has shown that when there are more minority doctors and nurses, the quality of healthcare for minority groups in general increases. Diversity ...
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    Strategies for Healthcare Retention - What Makes Employees Leave & What Makes Them Stay

    Strategies for Healthcare Retention - What Makes Employees Leave & What Makes Them Stay
    Healthcare industry turnover hovers around 18 percent, according to a 2004 survey by Compensation Resources. But this figure, just slightly above the 17.6 percent overall national average the survey found, doesn't tell the whole story: The US Department of Labor predicts that from 2002 to 2012, 10 of the 20 fastest-growing occupations will be in health services, and the industry will ...
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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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    Money Matters: Recession-Proof Your Salary

    Money Matters: Recession-Proof Your Salary
    Whether you believe the recession is getting better or there's no end in sight to this full-blown financial crisis, we can agree that managing your money has never been more important. You may have just entered the working world or you could be 50-year veteran -- either way, you want to make the most out of your paycheck. Learn how to ...
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    Are Personal Beliefs Ruining Healthcare?

    Are Personal Beliefs Ruining Healthcare?
    An EMT instructed to transport a woman to an abortion clinic declines, citing personal beliefs. A nurse ordered to administer a large dose of morphine to a terminal cancer patient in pain refuses, saying the medication could hasten death. A physician turns away a gay patient, apparently on the basis of his sexual orientation. Are these scenarios examples of healthcare workers ...
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    Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette

    Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette
    At the end of a hellish day, it can be fun to go out and have a few with your favorite coworkers. But drinking with your office mates isn’t like drinking with your friends on the weekend. The same rules just don’t apply. No matter how laid-back your office may be, your actions always reflect on your professional persona. So what ...
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    How to Create Your Personal Work Life Balance Plan

    You have probably heard the saying, ‘Plan your work and work your plan’. With work life balance in mind, I would like to add, ‘Plan your work and plan your play’. Without planning your work-life balance program effectively, you run the risk of poor family relationships, deteriorating health, illness and disease. Moreover, you probably will not be as effective and productive ...
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    Beat Burnout in Home Health

    Beat Burnout in Home Health
    While burnout is a constant threat for healthcare workers in many settings, those in home health aide careers face some unique stressors that can wear down even the most energetic and enthusiastic caregiver. These tips can help you avoid burnout in this emotionally and physically demanding field. h4. Nurture Your Client Relationships Research shows that home health aides' longevity in the ...
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    10 Ways to Take Control of Your Health

    If you're ready to take control of your health, start by washing your hands for 15 to 20 seconds, about as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice. Doing this simple act, while avoiding certain behaviors -- smoking, excessive drinking and eating too much -- can dramatically improve your health, said internist William Meller, who specializes in evolutionary ...
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    Ten New Year's Resolutions for Entry-Level Workers

    Ten New Year's Resolutions for Entry-Level Workers
    The dawn of a new year can be depressing if you focus on all the things you could or should have done the last 12 months. But if you look to the future, you can turn things around, especially if just starting your post-college career. How? By making a few career-related New Year's resolutions and committing yourself to achieving them in ...
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    10 Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Just Got Laid Off

    Someone you know just lost their job. Yikes. You want to be supportive. You want to help them see the positive side of their misfortune. You want to buy them a drink. And you should! But please, tread carefully. The time directly following a layoff is a delicate one. Your friend will want your help, but they may not be ...
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    How to Negotiate a Raise in Healthcare

    How to Negotiate a Raise in Healthcare
    Although the thought of asking for a raise may give you the jitters, you probably won't be able to avoid the issue forever. At some point in your healthcare career, it's likely you'll have to request a salary increase to get paid what you deserve. Here are some tips for negotiating a higher healthcare salary with a minimum of angst. [page] ...
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    Keeping Germs off Your Hair, Hands and Face

    Keeping Germs off Your Hair, Hands and Face
    We all want to look good at work, but we want to stay healthy as well. In Part II of The Perils of Beauty, Dr. Brady and Nurse Rebekah talked about white lab coats as carriers of germs. Here, they tackle your hair, hands and face. Nurse Rebekah: Our last stop on this adventure through hospital wardrobe is hair. I have ...
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