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There has been a lot of buzz surrounding healthcare improvement, since President Trump declared the opioid crisis a health emergency in the United States on October 26, 2017.  Leading the discussion of healthcare reform in the United States is the Healthcare of Tomorrow Conference.  The...

Skill 34-1 Administering Oral Medication Administering Oral Medications Equipment NeededMedication or cart tray Disposable medication cups Glass of water, juice, or preferred liquid Drinking straw Pill-crushing or pillating device (optional) Paper towels MAR or computer printoutAdministering Oral MedicationsAssess for any contraindications to client receiving oral...

The 40th annual national nursing assistants' week is June 15-22, 2017 starting with career national nurse assistant day on June 15.Now as never before, attention is being directed to care of our elder and disabled citizens and greater attention also is directed to the workers...

If you want to be more focused at work and feel less exhausted at the end of it, take a lunchtime walk, suggests a new study in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Researchers wanted to see if people could get more out of their half-hour...

Being helpful is a nice thing and all, but it’s also exhausting — so much so, in fact, that research has shown that offering to help your co-workers too frequently can actually make you worse at your job. Even just being on the receiving end...

This month you get to meet Kayla Neitzel. Kayla has worked in the healthcare field for 17 years."I started out as a CNA/CMA. I graduated with my LPN in 2003 and my RN in 2011."The majority of Kayla's work in the healthcare field has been in LTC, acute...

Mothers shape us. 1. You learn the value of independence. You don’t need a man to save you or anyone to take care of you, you learn by example from strong mothers. You learn  that you are capable of living a full and happy life without having...

Most people have "okay" jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.But some people perform at...

Congratulations, Renee! Renee is our Tuition Reimbursement Winner for February! She will be getting a refund from us soon. You could be next!"Renee is a Western Plains Graduate.  She has worked at Grissell Memorial Hospital for 2 years and is looking forward to being a CNA in Grissell Memorial...

The best assisted living communities make it a priority to have an energetic and creative activities director on their staff.  This individual is tasked with keeping residents busy and happy and stimulated. A good activities director will continually ask residents and their loved ones for...

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