Healthcare and Big Data 101

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Big data. The term sounds like it has to do with numbers in large quantities. It sounds far removed from individuals or from anyone’s health. Big data is everywhere, including healthcare. What exactly does that mean? What is big data? People toss the term around, but what does “big data” really mean? Bernard Marr examined… Read more »

What Do Nurses Want from Their Managers?

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During a given day, nurses work with patients, patients’ family members, doctors, and other healthcare professionals. They also work with managers. A great manager can help a nurse achieve job satisfaction and be successful. On the opposite end of the spectrum, a manager can reduce a nurse’s job satisfaction and ability to succeed. High-Quality Leadership… Read more »

Why Is It Important to Continue Learning after Graduation?

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Learning ends when school days are done, right? In some professions, the answer is yes. For many professions, including healthcare, learning continues well beyond a diploma. Learning that occurs after an individual has fulfilled their degree requirements is generally known as continuing education. It’s required in healthcare, as well as in many other fields, including… Read more »

How Soft Skills Help You Get a Job in the Medical Field

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Do you relate well to others? Are you patient? Empathetic? If so, you possess some very important soft skills. “Soft skills relate to the way employees relate to and interact with other people.” Soft skills, also called people skills, are differentiated from hard skills, which are “teachable abilities or skill sets that are easy to… Read more »

What Is Collaborative Nursing?

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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 »

Where Can I Work Besides a Hospital?

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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 »