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    Cope with Working the Holidays in Health Care

    Cope with Working the Holidays in Health Care
    Are you a healthcare professional who's feeling anything but merry about working yet another holiday shift? Healthcare veterans offer tips on how to banish your inner Grinch and make the most of another holiday on the job. h4. Plan Ahead Healthcare professionals say one of the worst aspects of working a holiday is missing family events. Diane Speranza, RN, a certified ...
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    Five Ways to Build Leadership Skills in an Entry-Level Job

    Five Ways to Build Leadership Skills in an Entry-Level Job
    If you want to start developing leadership skills in your first job, here’s Lindsey Pollak’s advice: Begin with your eyes and ears. That’s what she did in her first role as a program coordinator for the American Woman’s Economic Development Corp. in Stamford, Connecticut. “My pay was very low, so my terrific boss -- the executive director of the organization -- ...
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    Survive the Night Shift in Healthcare

    Survive the Night Shift in Healthcare
    Healthcare isn't a 9-to-5 job. It's an around-the-clock profession, and working evening or night hours is a way of life for many health professionals. Such shifts can take a physical and emotional toll on workers, experts say, but there are ways to prevent the damage. Here are suggestions for surviving - and even thriving - despite a draining schedule. h4. Understand ...
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    Stress-Management Tips for Healthcare Workers

    Stress-Management Tips for Healthcare Workers
    Whether you're an ICU nurse dealing with life-or-death situations, a social worker counseling clients through traumatic events, a pharmacist faced with prescription quotas or another type of healthcare worker coping with your own pressures, learning to handle stress is critical to managing your career. Ongoing stress can manifest itself in a host of physical and psychological symptoms, including headaches, sleep disturbances, ...
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    Work Strategies for Night Owls and Early Birds

    Work Strategies for Night Owls and Early Birds
    For night owls and early birds, the traditional 9-to-5 workday can be agonizing. The exhausted night owl drags himself bleary-eyed into the office every morning, while the chipper early bird finds his energy waning well before quitting time. But there are ways to cope. Experts offer these workplace survival strategies for those with body clocks out of sync with their employers' ...
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    Six Steps to Set Yourself Up for a Raise

    Six Steps to Set Yourself Up for a Raise
    Many employees feel they’re underpaid for the work they do, yet they wait until their yearly performance review to negotiate a higher salary. But if you wait until then, you’ll be too late. You need to prepare year-round for that discussion. The following steps can help make sure you’re in position for a raise when review time comes around. First: Define ...
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    Mentoring Rules: 5 for Mentors and 5 for Mentees

    Mentoring relationships can be among the most rewarding career-related interactions you'll have -- if you take full advantage of them. Whether you're interested in mentoring someone or looking for a mentor to help steer your career in the right direction, these guidelines can help you get and stay connected with the right person. Five Tips for Being a Great Mentor 1. ...
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    Master a Healthcare Merger

    Master a Healthcare Merger
    Is your hospital about to merge with another facility? If so, you're probably experiencing a roller coaster of emotions, including fear, uncertainty and anxiety. Three merger-veteran nurses share their stories and offer the insights they gained during those white-knuckle moments. Follow their advice not only to get through the transition but also to make the most of the change and the ...
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    Five Habits of Millionaires

    Five Habits of Millionaires
    According to a study of college students at the Ernst & Young International Intern Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, 59 percent of these young leaders expect to be millionaires within their lifetime. What's more, 5 percent of them expect to hit the million-dollar mark while in their 20s. And the super-rich are a growing group. The top 0.1 percent of the ...
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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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    Find Extra Money for the Holidays

    Find Extra Money for the Holidays
    It's never too early to start tracking down extra cash for holiday gifts. And if you plan in advance, not only will you save money, but you'll also avoid the big credit-card bills that can last long after the holidays are over. "It's a matter of planning ahead so you don't have a horrible surprise in January," says Donna Skeels Cygan, ...
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    Difficult Patients: Why They're That Way and How to Handle Them

    Difficult Patients: Why They're That Way and How to Handle Them
    They complain, criticize, shout, swear and may even try to hit you. Difficult patients are an unfortunate fact of life in healthcare. But knowing how to identify, understand and respond to them can make your work life safer and less stressful. Identify Difficult Patients >> [page] Identify Difficult Patients It's sometimes possible to predict which patients will likely become difficult, abusive ...
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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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    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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    6 Tips to Get Noticed in Your Healthcare Job

    6 Tips to Get Noticed in Your Healthcare Job
    Are you a healthcare professional with high career aspirations? Before you take over the hospital (or, heck, the whole healthcare system), you’ll first need your bosses to recognize you as a rising star. Experts offer six tips on how you can stand out from your peers and get noticed. Focus on Your Individual Talents >> [page] 1. Focus on Your Individual ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    10 Career Resolutions for the New Year

    10 Career Resolutions for the New Year
    Like the old saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," it's never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions to help. 1. Pay Attention in Class Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure you learn something and use it to make yourself more ...
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