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Cultural competency, or how we understand and view other people can greatly impact our work in the healthcare field.  One of the greatest assets we can obtain is knowing our patients and where they come from.  This can ultimately help us to provide the best...

Many of us have gone through cultural competency training either at work or in a class.  Many more of us have encountered situations that have increased our knowledge of cultural competency in our everyday lives.  This could have been an encounter with a person or...

5 Ways to Prevent Infections Despite sanitary requirements, infections are spread each day in hospitals and healthcare facilities.  Most people wouldn’t think of the possibility of getting an infection while being treated at a hospital or healthcare facility for another illness.  Unfortunately, this can happen.  Infections...

The month of May is the National Stroke Awareness Month.  It is a good time of year to review what the signs of a stroke are.  According to the American Heart Association, in the United States, strokes are the fifth leading cause of death.  It...

A hospital is a complex work setting that includes a wide range of jobs.  These jobs include both clinical and non-clinical positions.  Clinical jobs either provide direct patient care or treat patients.  Non-clinical jobs do not provide medical care and include support staff positions. Within a...

Earlier this week we looked at what a home health aide is and the necessary skills that the position requires. Now we are going to take a look at some reasons to become a home health aide and the prerequisites. The home health aide position, according to the...

This week I thought I would highlight the role of a home health aide.  A home health aide has a significant role in ensuring a patient’s well-being, while allowing a patient to reside in their own home, instead of moving into an assisted facility. A home...

Caregivers care for adults and children who need assistance with their medical care or activities of daily living.  The Family Caregiver Alliance estimates that in the United States 43.5 million people have provided caregiving to adults and/or children in the last year.  Caregivers play such...

How to Conquer Organization Organizing can be unique to each person and does not often have a cookie cutter answer to “if you do this, you will be organized”.  Instead, you need to identify your area of disorganization and then imagine what it would look like...

HIPAA was designed to protect the patient and the privacy of their health information.  However, HIPAA affects not only the patient but healthcare providers who are interacting with patients.  It is important if you are in the healthcare field or considering a career in the...

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