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Close your eyes and take 30 seconds to think about what makes you happy about your work.  What types of things came to mind?  Is it simply your job duties that you enjoy, is it your coworkers, or are there additional factors?  Are there things...

Visiting a clinic or hospital can be one of the most nerve-racking experiences for an individual. As such, allied health professionals should be attentive to patients and make certain they are meeting their unique needs. Whether you’re a paramedic, dental hygienist, phlebotomist...

On Oct. 30, 1990, The Doctor's Day Resolution became public law #473. A joint Resolution of the 101 Congress designated March 30th as National Doctor's Day.Purpose: To recognize and gain recognition for Doctors.How can you celebrate Doctor's Day? Here are some ideas for...

Working a 12-hour shift is challenging in any field, and health care workers specifically must deal with physical, emotional and relational stressors that can deplete their energy more than many other workers.A number of factors can also determine how taxing a shift is, including:•...

12 Days of ChristmasFind clever ways to incorporate everything from a partridge in a pear tree to twelve drummers drumming. This may include displaying topiary trees with candy pears, serving three (roast) french hens, hanging five golden wreaths to represent the rings...

This month we get to meet Cindy Gashler.  Cindy has worked in the healthcare field for 13 years. She began her career as a CNA, then completed her LPN, and continued with an ADN degree.  She functioned as a Long Term Care charge nurse,...

I (Tina Lanciault) spend time in nursing forums answering questions that other nurses may have about alternative careers and I came across a nurse who was asking about forensic nursing. She is an LPN and wanted to know if there were any forensic LPN nurses...

There are four basic body types. Knowing your type is imperative in creating the right look. Many people differentiate these shapes by using fruit as examples. I don’t really like to think of myself as a pear, even though I might have...

Ever feel awkward about leaving your job interview and what to do next?  Here's some good advice on how to leave your prospective employer with a good impression.The way in which you follow up after a job interview can be as important to your job...

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