4 Strategies for Success as a Home Health Nurse

With 75 percent of Americans over age 65 and coping with the chronic health conditions related to aging, the growing need for home health care can only increase. In fact, according to CNBC, the job outlook for home health care nurses is expected to grow by 26 percent from 2016 to 2026,  much faster than most professions.  According to Bayada HomeContinue reading “4 Strategies for Success as a Home Health Nurse”

Waging War on the Measles

“Imagine the action of a vaccine not just in terms of how it affects a single body, but also in terms of how it affects the collective body of a community.”  — Eula Biss, On Immunity This year’s August recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month comes amid the country’s worst measles outbreak in over 25 years,Continue reading “Waging War on the Measles”

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”

Improve Patient Care with a Focus on Soft Skills

The goal of every health care facility: hire the best, most qualified personnel for every position within the organization to provide the highest level of patient care. “Hiring the most-qualified healthcare providers is a complex task since you can’t rely solely on test scores and certifications. The criteria for employees who provide direct personal careContinue reading “Improve Patient Care with a Focus on Soft Skills”

Job Stress and the Health Care Worker

Every job has the potential to cause stress. Whether it be due to deadlines, challenging projects and responsibilities, meeting employer expectations, and/or co-worker relationships; every employment scenario comes with, at the very least, occasional stress. But for healthcare workers, too often stress far surpasses the occasional or short-term variety and can quickly become chronic, long-term,Continue reading “Job Stress and the Health Care Worker”