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In collaborative nursing, nurses work with each other or other medical professionals to achieve a common goal. Collaborative nursing is a great example of the ripple effect. This type of collaboration may have a positive impact on one patient; however, the ripples may extend well beyond that patient. The result may even be a new… Read more »

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For many people, the Internet is a favorite source of information: Weather forecast? Check. Movie theater listings? Check. Breaking news? Check. What’s causing my back pain? Check? Googling symptoms has become very common. “In fact, 86 percent of patients conduct a health-related search before scheduling a doctor’s appointment,” as noted by a Binary Fountain article…. Read more »

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There are 168 hours in a week. If a person spends 45 hours at work, that leaves 123 hours. Subtracting eight hours per night for sleep leaves 67 hours for everything else. That sounds good, especially because for most people it outweighs the amount of time spent at work. However, there are many demands on… Read more »

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Tough day at work? Everyone has days like that, but some days feel worse than typical bad days. And sometimes, it feels like every day falls into that category. When that happens, employees may say they feel burned out. The phenomenon of burnout is not unique to healthcare, but an article from PubMed Health notes… Read more »

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“Hello, what seems to be the problem?” That’s how many visits begin in the doctor’s office, emergency room, or other healthcare setting, but what happens when the patient begins to talk about the problem? Sometimes, the patient’s fear is paralyzing; in other cases, the patient may give a partial list of symptoms or be very… Read more »

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In healthcare, there’s no such thing as a typical workday. One shift may be a little chaotic, while another may be full of unexpected problems or even emergencies. No one knows exactly what may happen from one minute to the next. What’s the best way to survive – and even succeed – in that type… Read more »

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Allied healthcare professionals are critical to patient care, with the majority of CSTs and sterile techs employed in medical and surgical hospitals—but this isn’t the only clinical setting where their skills are in demand. That begs the question – what other jobs can a surgical tech do? The answer for where surgical techs can work includes… Read more »

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Surgical technology careers are plentiful in states like California, where CSTs stand to make the highest annual incomes for surgical techs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. An allied healthcare career in the OR of any hospital is a coveted role for aspiring medical professionals. If you are thinking of switching careers and joining… Read more »

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The career path of an operating room technician (ORT) or certified surgical technologist (CST) depends on where you are in life when you begin it! Perhaps you are on a wait list to get into nursing school, beginning a surgical tech program or working in sterile tech processing with aspirations of more challenging work and… Read more »

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There are so many opportunities for healthcare professionals in California, it’s no wonder this West Coast mecca is nicknamed “The Golden State.” If you think healthcare recruiters have their work cut out for them, you just might be right. California has the biggest nursing shortage in the nation, and requires many kinds of skilled medical… Read more »