3 Mental Health Coping Strategies for These COVID-19 Times

Six months ago, terms like self-isolation, shelter-in-place, and yes, social distancing had no place in everyday vocabulary. Now these phrases pepper nearly every conversation around the clock, across the globe. While these necessary measures protect our physical health in this time of viral crisis, they can wield a damaging blow to our mental and emotionalContinue reading “3 Mental Health Coping Strategies for These COVID-19 Times”

Career Goals Check-Up for 2020

You know the poking nudge you get each January to reflect on your professional life? The prodding you often try to tamp down or ignore altogether? Well, considering that this January not only launches a new year, but a new decade, now is the time to give serious thought to your career. Are you happyContinue reading “Career Goals Check-Up for 2020”

4 Reasons to Pursue a Career in Healthcare Management

With healthcare remaining one of the fastest-growing sectors in the nation, the field of healthcare management offers a career path with a lengthy list of perks. A review of the stats confirms the wisdom in pursuing a career path in this burgeoning field. An 18% growth in all healthcare occupations from 2016 to 2026, predictedContinue reading “4 Reasons to Pursue a Career in Healthcare Management”

6 Strategies Toward Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

“If we manage conflict constructively, we harness its energy for creativity and development.”                                                                                       – Kenneth Kaye Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. Personalities will clash. Disagreements will erupt. Stress will escalate minor irritations into mountains of maddening frustration. Cue lashing out and arguments that impede teamwork, productivity, and, ultimately, may hamper customer relations. TheContinue reading “6 Strategies Toward Conflict Resolution in the Workplace”

Choose a Career in Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting is one of today’s hottest career choices. These positions offer a pleasant working environment, excellent pay and benefits, and the chance to make a difference in people’s lives. A myriad of opportunities awaits medical assistants in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and many other healthcare environments. The employment outlook for thisContinue reading “Choose a Career in Medical Assisting”

6 Strategies for Assisting Anxious Patients

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” –William Osler Raise your hand if you enjoy doctor appointments. Dental visit? Hospital procedures? If you enjoy being sick, get that arm in the air. How about a lengthy hospital stay? Anyone?? Of course, we don’t enjoy such things.Continue reading “6 Strategies for Assisting Anxious Patients”

Trends in Nursing for 2019 and Beyond

The question humming through many a mind is this: Will the healthcare industry be able to meet the demand for nurses? The growing emphasis on preventative care coupled with an aging baby boomer population and increasing rates of chronic conditions have those in the business of healthcare declaring, we’re going to need a lot moreContinue reading “Trends in Nursing for 2019 and Beyond”

Bring “Spring Cleaning” to the Workplace

Ah, spring cleaning. The time-honored task that for many, conjures up visions of grandma beating rugs strung from a clothesline and flipping all the mattresses over and end for end. While the methods may (or may not!) have changed, many still observe this same yearly ritual that scrubs corners free of cobwebs and leaves theContinue reading “Bring “Spring Cleaning” to the Workplace”

The Critical Role of CNAs

The certified nursing assistant is one of the most vital roles in the world of healthcare, yet many folks remain uninformed about this critical role, while others view the position of CNA as too low on the totem pole to be of much importance—a notion that couldn’t be further from the truth. CNAs perform aContinue reading “The Critical Role of CNAs”

4 Strategies to Enjoy Greater Job Engagement

We know job engagement matters. Research shows that higher engagement impacts a plethora of positive outcomes including individual job performance and team effectiveness as well as customer satisfaction ratings.  “When you feel engaged at work, you’re energized, focused, and motivated to do better. And that energy spreads – you’re a joy to be around! And not justContinue reading “4 Strategies to Enjoy Greater Job Engagement”