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The Top Safety Hazards for Healthcare Workers (and how to Avoid Them)

Though the term “dangerous jobs” might not bring the image of a hospital into your mind, the healthcare industry sees more injuries than any other field. Every year, in fact, nearly 300,000 health care workers will be injured on the job. If you’re interested in protecting yourself and your coworkers from injury, here are the… Read more »

Is Employee Turnover Always a Bad Thing?

Every good manager knows that it’s cheaper to keep an employee than to hire a new one. In obedience to this golden rule of staffing, many managers break their backs trying to get their employee turnover rate down as low as possible. Are these efforts really in your company’s best interests, though? It’s time for… Read more »

How to Conduct an Exit Interview

Bringing on a new employee is a familiar process to most managers. From seeking out candidates to interviewing and training them, there is little mystery left in the hiring process. In contrast, what to do when employees leave is relatively uncharted territory. Despite what you might think, having an employee leave your facility deserves as… Read more »

What RNs Should Know about the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

For nurses, it’s common to maintain current licensure in many states at once. Though this step allows for rapid, smooth transitions from one contract to another, the paperwork is a nightmare. Since each state has different renewal dates, license periods, and continuing education requirements, keeping track of multiple licenses is like a full-time job of… Read more »

The Case for More Frequent Employee Reviews

Every business conducts performance reviews with their employees, but few are getting the most out of the process. Though employees (and even some managers) tend to dread them, the solution is not to perform fewer reviews. Far from it! If you are struggling to perform effective performance evaluations, you should consider doing them more often.… Read more »

Nutrition Tips for Healthcare Workers

Are you worried that healthcare work might not be good for your health? Sadly, nurses and other healthcare professionals often struggle to maintain healthy eating habits. Since better nutrition means better health, your choices at meal and snack times can lead to a better you. Here’s how to get started. Plan Ahead Long hours and… Read more »

Does Healthcare Work Have You Stretched Too Thin? These Tips Will Help

No matter what role you have on a healthcare team, odds are you’ve felt ready to snap from time to time. It’s no secret that healthcare work is incredibly stressful. In fact, surveys report that healthcare professionals are under more stress than any other industry. If you feel like you’re stretched too thin by your… Read more »

Allied Health Professions That Are in Demand (and Have Great Pay!)

Are you considering a change in your career path? If so, there is one industry that shows consistent growth and excellent pay across the board: healthcare. Yes, allied health fields are incredibly promising and provide many paths to expand your career. Here are some of the most in-demand (and best paying) allied health professions. Surgical… Read more »

The Pharmacy Technician’s Role in Medication Therapy Management

Over 70 percent of adults in America take a prescription medication every day. With so many people’s health depending on their prescriptions, it’s no wonder that medication therapy management (MTM) is so critical. Broadly speaking, MTM refers to any healthcare services provided through a pharmacist, including adjusting dosages, scheduling medications, and monitoring side effects. One… Read more »

The Real Ways Blockchain Will Make an Impact in Healthcare

There has never been a perfect way of storing and sharing a patient’s medical information. As an example, the following is a scenario that all long-time healthcare professionals have seen. You’re waiting for a patient’s chart to be sent from another facility, which must print and fax the pertinent pages to you. Once you receive… Read more »