Flu season: Seven ways travel nurses can prepare

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

Flu season is upon us! For healthcare professionals, such as travel nurses, it's important to stay as healthy as possible during the fall and winter months. You may find yourself surrounded by patients who have come down with the flu, and your good health will allow you to provide them with high-quality care.

Packing and preparing for your travel nursing assignment

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

When you accept a position in travel nursing, you'll want to be prepared for all situations. This includes packing important documents and paperwork, as well as the right clothing, electronics, housewares and anything else you'll need during your stay.

Don't let EHRs decrease patient interaction

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in On the Job

Electronic Health Records, or EHRs, help improve the efficiency of patient care.

Should nurses be using LinkedIn?

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

Is having a LinkedIn presence necessary to get a job?

Connecting with fellow travel nurses on social media

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

Connecting with other travel nurses can be quick and easy. By using social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, you can chat with other nursing professionals for information, advice or job opportunities, or just to socialize. Remember to follow social media rules to maintain the professionalism of your online interactions.

How to streamline your supply chain

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Healthcare Facilities

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are faced with many challenges. To remain competitive in the eyes of consumers, a facility must continue to offer the highest quality, cutting-edge patient care. However, to do this is costly for facilities to maintain, so working within budget is a main concern. Streamlining your supply chain is a good way to address critical budgetary issues.

Understanding the role your nursing staff plays in ICD-10

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Healthcare Facilities

Ready or not, ICD-10 is coming. By October 1, 2014, ICD-9 code sets will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets.

Traveling with your cat or dog on assignment

Traveling with your cat or dog on assignment

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in On the Job

Traveling with your pet by vehicle is typically easier than traveling with them by air, but is not always possible if your assignment is too far. Different pets will travel differently in vehicles; some dogs and cats are able to travel outside of their kennel while others cannot.

Bilingual? Why a travel nursing job is a great career opportunity

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Not all American patients speak English. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 47 million people in the United States have a native language other than English. All patients need the highest level of care, but this can become difficult with the presence of language barriers. How do you communicate a treatment plan or instructions for taking medication? That's where bilingual healthcare professionals—including travel nurses—take the spotlight.

Employment health requirements for medical professionals – why?

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Application & Interviews

As a nurse, you may have questions about why healthcare facilities are requiring vaccinations and tests for certain illnesses as a condition of employment. This has raised issues about the infringement of the rights of healthcare workers.

Nurses: We couldn’t do it without you!

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Most people don't think twice about the roles of nurses and often take them for granted. If you look closer at all the things nurses do, you will see how important they are to the quality of healthcare we all receive.

Having a specialized focus as a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Education & Career Advancement

A career in nursing is full of opportunity. As a nurse working in a specialized field, you'll be able to gain experience with specific patient conditions. Popular nursing specialties include labor and delivery, pediatrics, oncology and surgery; however, nurses can specialize in just about any branch of healthcare.

6 tips for connecting with new co-workers as a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in On the Job

When you begin a new assignment as a traveling healthcare professional, you also have to work with new people. Naturally, the relationships you form with your new colleagues are important, as they can make your job fulfilling or frustrating.

Unhappy in your travel assignment? Here's what to do

Unhappy in your travel assignment? Here's what to do

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

It happens to many travel nurses—you go an assignment and find out it's not what you hoped it would be.

How nurses can prepare for an aging population

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the percentage of the country's entire population that was aged 55 and older in 2011 was 26.5 percent. That percentage is projected to increase to 31 percent of the population by 2030, according to AARP.org.

How to handle difficult patients on travel assignments

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in On the Job

As a travel nurse, your job requires you to provide the best possible care to all patients, regardless of their behavior towards you. You may encounter patients who are angry, depressed, nervous, feel a sense of entitlement or even those with personality disorders or drug and alcohol addictions. It takes planning, compassion and inner poise to prepare yourself to deal with difficult patients.

Finding the recruitment agency that works for you as a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Travel Nurse Tips

What are your career goals? The right recruitment agency can help you achieve them. As a travel nurse, you can advance your career by working with a recruitment agency that provides you with the job opportunities and education you're looking for. You can find a best-fit recruitment agency in just a few steps.

National Breast Cancer Month? What you can do to help raise awareness

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Every October, it's time to "think pink" for breast cancer awareness.

State licensure: What you need to know to be a travel nurse

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Application & Interviews

Travel nursing has developed in response to our country's nursing shortage and has many great advantages for nurses. With travel nursing, you'll be able to grow in your nursing career through a dynamic lineup of different clinical experiences.

How travel nurses can combat understaffing

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Industry News

Nurses are essential to any healthcare team. They play a vital role in patient care and perform important tasks such as patient observation, medication and treatment administration, and medical documentation. But with its current nursing shortage, the United States is failing to meet the growing need for nursing care, which has led to understaffing in the healthcare industry.

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