Four Tips to Developing a Thankful Mindset Year Round

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When Thanksgiving approaches, many people begin focusing on what they’re thankful for. It feels good to practice gratitude — and it brings numerous benefits — so why limit it to one specific time of year? You can practice gratitude 365 days a year, and we have a few tips to help you get started. Commit… Read more »

When Is Virtual Reality Coming to the Operating Room?

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At one time, virtual reality was a novelty, mostly focused on video games. Those days are gone; today, virtual reality is a useful tool, including in the medical field. When is it coming to the operating room, and why does that matter? In Some Cases, It’s Already There Take Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport… Read more »

Test Resources for Surgical Techs Trying to Earn a Certification

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Do you enjoy taking tests? Most people answer that with a definite no. If you’re on the path to becoming a surgical tech, you may be worried about your certification exam. However, there are ways to make testing a little easier and less intimidating, and we’re here to help with that. Here are a few… Read more »

Your Co-Worker and Friend Just Quit – Now What?

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Work friendships can be important. You may eat together, laugh on good days, and boost each other’s spirits on bad days. Then, one day, your best friend at work decides it’s time to move on. Where do you go from here? We have a few tips to help you cope. Give Yourself Time to Adjust… Read more »

Six Best Practices to Keep Your Mental Health in Check

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How do you deal with stress and optimize your mental health? These issues are essential for all of us, especially in a profession that involves caring for people or helping them care for themselves. Here are a few tips to keep your mental health in check.  Keep a Journal  Writing things down can be helpful… Read more »

Four Ways to Move Up the Ranks in Your Healthcare Position

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Even if you love your current job, you may be dreaming of what comes next. Do you envision more responsibility? A supervisory role? Leading a department or facility? Whatever your goals are, there are a few steps that will help you move up the ranks in healthcare. Keep Learning Many healthcare roles have continuing education… Read more »

How to Manage Conflict with a Co-Worker

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Conflicts can happen anywhere in life: at home, between friends, at work, and elsewhere. Any dispute can be difficult and stressful, but work conflicts can feel especially intimidating. We have some tips to help you manage conflict with a co-worker. Assess the Situation What’s the nature of the conflict? When did it start? If you… Read more »

What Is the Difference Between a Surgical Tech and a Sterile Tech?

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If you’re considering a career in the medical field, you may be trying to narrow your options down a bit. For example, there are various tech roles, and it may be helpful to explore two popular options: surgical tech and sterile tech. It will give you a better idea of the differences between the two… Read more »

How to Manage Your Stress in a Surgical Position

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Any job can be stressful, but a job that involves keeping people alive and healthy can be particularly stressful. It can also be incredibly rewarding, and that’s why so many people choose to work in these positions. However, it’s important to manage your stress so it doesn’t become overwhelming. Talk About It Any day can… Read more »

Three Questions to Expect in Your Medical Assistant Interview

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Wouldn’t it be great to know interview questions ahead of time? It would allow you to prepare yourself, think through your answers, and put your best foot forward during the interview. Good news: we can help! Although it’s impossible to know all the questions that may come up during your medical assistant interview, you can… Read more »