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13 11, 2019

Smoothing Your Path When Dealing with Angry, Hostile and Confused Patients

By |2019-11-13T13:26:56-08:00November 13th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Education|Comments Off on Smoothing Your Path When Dealing with Angry, Hostile and Confused Patients

Patients who are going through health crises are often filled with fear, which can leach out of them as anger. People who are usually calm and collected may suddenly be blowing up at the least provocation. As a nurse, you may be the person directly in an angry patient’s path. Although the majority of your [...]

8 11, 2019

What Is Mindful Nursing and How Can It Help You Thrive in Your Career?

By |2019-11-08T11:23:58-08:00November 8th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Education|Comments Off on What Is Mindful Nursing and How Can It Help You Thrive in Your Career?

The term mindfulness has become a hot topic these days with many wanting to know how they can improve their daily lives as they pay more attention to themselves. It has been said that you cannot take care of others until you take care of yourself. Mindfulness allows you to do just that in your [...]

6 11, 2019

Fragile Fighters: Caring for Your Sickest Neonatal Patients

By |2019-11-05T15:58:10-08:00November 6th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Career Programs, Neonatal|Comments Off on Fragile Fighters: Caring for Your Sickest Neonatal Patients

Caring for the sickest and smallest patients in the hospital not only takes a special level of knowledge and a unique skillset but also requires a great deal of compassion and personal strength. Becoming a NICU nurse is often not something one chooses directly out of college. However, some hospitals do hire new graduates. In [...]

1 11, 2019

How to Start and Advance Your Career as an EMT

By |2019-11-01T12:16:08-08:00November 1st, 2019|Education, EMT Training|Comments Off on How to Start and Advance Your Career as an EMT

Are you looking for a rewarding career that can get your foot into the door of the medical profession? Do you long to help people who are at their lowest points or to save lives? If this describes you, you may want to consider training as an EMT, a career path that offers many personal [...]

30 10, 2019

What Is a Career as a Phlebotomist Like?

By |2019-10-31T12:22:36-08:00October 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Is a Career as a Phlebotomist Like?

Among the many health care careers available to men and women of all ages today, many individuals fail to consider phlebotomy, a unique hands-on career that requires plenty of interaction with patients. Although a phlebotomist’s job is incredibly important especially for critical or emergency care, it does not come with the same amount of stress [...]

25 10, 2019

ECG Superhero: Be a Leader on Your Unit!

By |2019-10-31T12:22:36-08:00October 25th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on ECG Superhero: Be a Leader on Your Unit!

The nemesis of many medical students is the ECG or electrocardiogram. This single piece of paper can strike fear into the hearts of many otherwise knowledgeable and confident health care professionals. Because heart rhythms can take on so many variables, it requires plenty of knowledge, memorization and practice with actual telemetry strips and ECG readouts [...]

23 10, 2019

What Is the Good Samaritan Law?

By |2019-10-31T12:22:36-08:00October 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Is the Good Samaritan Law?

Now that you are a trained medical professional, you should be ready to provide health care in and out of the hospital or clinic. However, providing CPR and other emergency care when away from a medical setting can feel scary and may leave you wondering if you could get in trouble if the outcome is [...]

18 10, 2019

Enjoy a Rewarding Career as an EMT

By |2019-10-31T12:22:36-08:00October 18th, 2019|Classes, EMT Training|Comments Off on Enjoy a Rewarding Career as an EMT

For many, their first foray into the medical field is by way of a paramedic or an EMT position. The EMT occupies the entry-level emergency health care position, which requires far fewer hours of training than a paramedic must receive. However, this training can give individuals basic life-saving skills and can help them know if [...]

16 10, 2019

Fall in Love with Your First Nursing Job by Choosing the Right One

By |2019-10-31T12:22:36-08:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fall in Love with Your First Nursing Job by Choosing the Right One

While choosing nursing as your career may have been a simple decision, your choice of nursing specialization may not be so easy. After all, there are dozens of areas where you can work in any health care organization as well as numerous specialty organizations that offer home health and hospice care. You could even put [...]

11 10, 2019

Pros and Cons of Working “Only” Three Days Each Week

By |2019-10-06T14:44:38-08:00October 11th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Career Programs, Education|Comments Off on Pros and Cons of Working “Only” Three Days Each Week

Today, the majority of nurses, particularly newly licensed nurses, end up working 12-hour shifts rather than the traditional 8-hour shift. This often makes staffing easier in hospitals, and hospital managers argue in favor of the great continuity of care for patients. However, even though some love the flexibility of the 12-hour shift, it is not [...]