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Working in healthcare is stressful. Those who work in healthcare professions have increased risks of stress, burnout, and mental health challenges. All of these can impact a healthcare provider’s quality of life. They may even result in depression, anxiety disorders, trouble sleeping, and other adverse health consequences. When a healthcare provider struggles with burnout, it… Read more »

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Surgical techs are vital members of surgical teams and fill a unique role in operating rooms. They typically work in a hospital environment and have many essential roles. Working as a surgical tech can provide unique career pathways too. For example, once you are an experienced surgical tech, there are opportunities for contract staffing positions… Read more »

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Many parents find that juggling a family and a career can be challenging. Even the most carefree days can present logistical problems. Many people are unaware that staffing agencies can be a massive help for working parents who are seeking jobs in the healthcare field. Are you a parent searching for the right answer for… Read more »

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With COVID-19 cases throughout the United States, are there new processes for sterile techs to follow? Sterile techs have been — and continue to be — a primary defense against infection in healthcare settings. Their work keeps patients, healthcare providers, and others safe from disease, including COVID-19. Follow Standard Procedures Sterile techs clean, disinfect, and… Read more »

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For many of us, life consists of a lot of rushing around, getting ready for work, grabbing a quick coffee on the way, a hectic shift, making a quick dinner, and falling into bed. Sound familiar? If so, mindfulness may help. Meditation What is meditation anyway? It’s a common topic, but many people aren’t sure… Read more »

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Healthcare today is very different from a generation ago; it’s even different, in many ways, from a decade ago. It’s always evolving, especially based on new technology and discoveries. What’s coming up in terms of customer service? Increased Focus on Communication It’s essential for patients and caregivers to communicate effectively. Patients must convey problems and… Read more »

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Think of smart features in a home setting. Lights, a television, a thermostat, and other items may be controlled by voice, a remote control, or other means. This can improve life in a variety of ways, and it eliminates the need to get up and do something manually. This can be especially important when you’re… Read more »

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Everyone experiences stress at one time or another. Stress rates can be higher in trying times; many people are finding that their stress levels are higher now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ignoring stress doesn’t make it go away, but there are several steps you can take to help manage your stress. Don’t Deny Your Feelings… Read more »

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How many times a day do you wash your hands? Have you ever noticed a colleague who doesn’t wash their hands as often as they should? It’s part of our routine, but when things are very hectic, it can be overlooked. And that can cause problems. There’s Always Room for Improvement Although it may seem… Read more »

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Safety is always a top priority in any healthcare situation, but COVID-19 has introduced new complications. The coronavirus is part of our current reality, and safety measures wouldn’t be complete if they didn’t address it. What can increase operating room safety during this time? Test When Possible As we know now, it’s possible that people… Read more »