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Predictions in Health Care for 2021

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Expect multiple changes as we enter 2021. Due to the presence of COVID-19, digital and virtual technologies will expand and treat more patients virtually. Containing rising health care costs will remain a priority. There will continue to be a huge demand for nursing staff, telehealth will expand, and many health care facilities will go green. Let us take a… Read more »

How to Set Realistic Business Goals This Year

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The events of this year are unprecedented. COVID-19 and the subsequent economic crisis is challenging entrepreneurs in ways never expected, and with the active virus ravaging across the globe, there are still unforeseen challenges ahead. Planning is more vital than ever before for the ongoing success of your business. It is time to take the lessons of… Read more »

Create New Year’s Resolutions That Will Help Your Nursing Career

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As 2020 winds down, it might be time to consider your New Year’s resolutions. Although this is a great time to reflect on your past year’s professional nursing accomplishments, it is the idyllic moment to plan for the coming year. As a nurse, your goals for 2021 might include professional development, further education or volunteer work. This… Read more »

How to Show Appreciation to Your Nurses and Health Care Staff

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It is an ideal moment to show your gratitude to your nurses and health care staff members with the holidays approaching. You have many options for letting your employees know you appreciate them, from simple notes of appreciation to a full celebration at a fine restaurant. If you give it a little thought, you will find that… Read more »

Help Your Team Achieve SMART Goals This Year

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Goals are essential to life because they provide us with a sense of direction, motivation and focus. When you establish an objective for yourself, you are setting up a target for which to aim. A SMART goal is a tool to help guide goal setting. SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely. A SMART goal integrates these criteria to help… Read more »

4 Ways to Practice Self-Care This Winter

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The holiday season conjures up thoughts of delicious foods, visiting with family and opening presents. However, the season is a little different and can also bring stress, disappointment, and overindulgence. Taking a moment for yourself during the planning, shopping, and talking with relatives is crucial. Following are four healthy things you can do as a holiday gift to… Read more »

Where Will Your Nursing Career Path Take You?

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You are probably aware that the field of nursing offers many options for specialization. If you like variety and flexibility, this is a fantastic career choice. However, many decisions can be overwhelming when you try to focus on your nursing career path. What education will I need? Will I need experience? How do I get… Read more »

What is the Cost of an Open Position in a Medical Facility?

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Costs are always under scrutiny in a health care organization, especially regarding an organization’s hiring and staffing needs. Hospitals and health care organizations must balance costs during budgetary shortages, increase their market position, manage their physician groups and keep patient satisfaction high. When vacancies arise, these tasks become an even greater challenge. What is the true cost of a vacant health care position… Read more »

On the Job: A Day in the Life of a Lab Processor

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Lab processors process biological specimens and information from a patient once the specimen arrives at a lab. Lab processors are also known as specimen processors, laboratory aides, phlebotomy technicians or clinical laboratory technicians. If you are engrossed in finding out about the typical duties of a lab processor, read on.   Job Duties  As a lab processor, you… Read more »

How Do You Handle Stress as a Healthcare Worker?

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Stress is the emotional and physical tension you experience when an event or thought makes you frustrated, angry or nervous. It is the body’s reaction to demand. Stress helps you avoid danger, but it can also be harmful to your health. Stress causes many people to collapse. However, some mentally strong people handle stress well. Adversity is… Read more »