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Photo credit   Leaders are needed everywhere. May it be in school, a company, an institution or even in the government, good leaders are needed. A good leader is always on top of things in his or her area and this makes work easier and more enjoyable. Nowadays, many companies are always having seminars for their employees on how to become good leaders. Why is leadership training needed in an organization? These training helps...
Photo credit   When the Covid-19 pandemic started, it reminded us how we all depended on our nurses. From the first day of the pandemic and until now, we still depend on them.  Our nation's 4.3 million registered nurses work on every aspect of health care and are very crucial in delivering care, evolving health care systems locally and nationally. But, because of the pandemic nursing shortages are already rampant in our...
Photo credit   If you are one of those regular day time workers whose work routine turns 360 degrees during a pandemic then I bet, more than the challenges, you definitely gained some  skills during the time. Here are some few skills we think people have acquired the past 2 years: Technical Skills  When everyone was sent home and had to work remotely, one thing employees for sure miss is having the IT people...
Photo credit   When the pandemic started way back in 2019, hospitals have been very busy and lots of nurses quit their jobs because of the hectic schedule that hospitals have been giving them and for the fear of being infected with the virus. Hence, travel nurses became a big demand in the hospital industry. During the pandemic, many career nurses have turned to travel gigs because of the crowding of hospitals due to COVID-19...
British Columbians will soon benefit from as many as 322 more allied health professionals supporting their health-care needs as new training seats are added to public post-secondary institutions throughout B.C. Additionally, the Province is providing bursaries to internationally educated allied health professionals and existing health authority employees to meet increasing demand for health professionals in B.C. and to help make...
Nursing can be a hectic, fast-paced job. That’s why nurses need the right tools at their fingertips. Studies show that  nurses can use apps  to improve accuracy, increase efficiency, and enhance productivity on the job. Apps can aid in time management, patient monitoring, and evidence-based decision-making. #1 - Drugs.com Medication Guide Worrying over medication errors  can keep nurses up at night. But nurses...
Widely used gowns, intended to protect people, can let too much liquid seep through, new studies suggest Disposable gowns designed to deflect the splatter of bodily fluids, used in thousands of U.S. hospitals, have underperformed in recent and ongoing laboratory tests and may fall short of safety standards, leaving health care workers with a greater risk of infection than advertised. A  peer-reviewed academic study , published to...
In 2008, when I left my medical studies in China during the rise of workplace violence (WPV) directed toward doctors and relocated to finish my training in the U.S., my parents were unhappy with the thought of me -- their only child -- being on the other side of the world. But they took comfort in saying, "At least you will be safer there as a practicing physician one day." They assumed I'd be safer as a doctor in the U.S. However, after...
In celebration of National Nurses Week, we are honoring each and every nomination in the Nurses: The Heart of Health Care program. Be sure to scroll through to see a glimpse into how each of these tireless professionals impacted coworkers, patients and families. This program is supported by presenting sponsor   BJC HealthCare  and title sponsors  Centene Corporation ,  Delmar Gardens ,  Mercy ...