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Coping with Holidays as a Professional Home Caregiver

Posted: 12/16/2016 8:26 AM by Interim HealthCare

We all know that the Holidays can be a very stressful time just in living an ordinary family life. There is much confusion with the hustle and bustle of preparing for extra company, fixing special meals and playing host while also trying to enjoy the experience ourselves...

Handling Mistakes with Patients

Posted: 12/14/2016 8:08 AM by Interim HealthCare

Have you ever made a mistake or had an error in clinical judgement that caused patient consequences? Most people in the caring professions are compassionate and conscientious people and are horrified to discover that they have directly or indirectly caused a medical error...

September Is Food Safety Month

Posted: 9/6/2016 2:41 PM by Interim HealthCare

Have you ever been sick from eating spoiled or contaminated food? Whether it was Grandmas potato salad with mayo that started out fine but sat out on the picnic table too long or a meal served in a restaurant, most of us can answer yes to that question.

How To Treat Sore Feet After Standing All Day

Posted: 8/24/2016 7:38 AM by Interim HealthCare

Health care professionals who work in facilities or clinics often work long, intensive shifts, tirelessly dedicating hours to walking around or just standing as they work with individuals. Putting that much pressure on their feet for hours on end can start to add up and create pain and mobility problems. With a little extra care, however, health care professionals can treat their aches and help keep their bodies in better shape before problems from prolonged standing set in.

Does The Thought Of Networking Scare You?

Posted: 8/17/2016 11:03 AM by Interim HealthCare

When you work in healthcare, networking is important. It’s even more important when you’re looking for a job. But how and where do you network? How do you come across as a professional who is assertive rather than aggressive? Here is a list that might help you when you’re out and about making contacts.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Posted: 8/5/2016 11:08 AM by Interim HealthCare

Immunization, or vaccination, helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, health care professionals need to get their shots – just like kids do.

Why You Should Use Your Sick Days

Posted: 7/29/2016 11:01 AM by Interim HealthCare

When that summer cold hits, you may want to stay under the covers with a box of tissues at your bedside. However, if you work in health care, that desire may go unfulfilled. You don't want to abandon your patients or clients or leave your co-workers a person down, so you go into work despite feeling under the weather.

Do You Have A Personal Brand? Your Career May Depend On It

Posted: 7/18/2016 3:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

When you think of major brands, your mind goes to golden arches and a swish. But all of us as professionals have an image, an attitude and a track record that can be summed up under the heading of a personal brand.

Set The Day's Pace With Better Morning Habits

Posted: 7/6/2016 10:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

Workers in any profession can suffer from the early morning blues. Getting up and into work on time is such a common phenomenon that it's become a staple joke of any office comedy, and the phrase "Not until I've had my coffee" is the mantra of many sleepy workers.

Health Care Industry Labor Shortage

Posted: 6/27/2016 7:17 AM by Interim HealthCare

Approximately 8 million Americans face unemployment, so it's hard to imagine a shortage of labor. Labor experts predict however that the health care industry will face a grave shortage of medical professionals. The geriatric population will suffer if this shortage occurs as forecasted.

On The Go Or On The Job Don’t Forget Your SUNSCREEN

Posted: 6/20/2016 7:11 AM by Interim HealthCare

At work and at play you are continually running from one building to another and therefore exposed to spurts of sunlight. It might just be a few minutes here and there, but those sun-rays add up.

Are Tattoos Acceptable In The Workplace?

Posted: 6/13/2016 4:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

For and against tattoos - According to the organization Support Tattoos and Piercings at Work, also known as STAPAW, 42 percent of U.S. adults have body art. For many people, tattoos are just an extension of their bodies. They don't think it's out of the norm to have them...

How Healthcare Professionals Can Cope with On-The-job Grief

Posted: 5/11/2016 9:36 AM by Interim HealthCare

Nurses, home care aides, therapists and other health care professionals are compassionate, dedicated people who pour their energies into helping their patients become well. The sad reality of life, however, is that not all patients will get better. It can be a heavy emotional burden to bear when a nurse has to watch a beloved patient struggle with a painful illness or eventually pass on.

The Impact of Eight Hours of Sleep

Posted: 5/6/2016 1:43 PM by Interim HealthCare

We underestimate the importance of eight hours of rest. Especially in health care where workers often take few breaks and skip meals. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the number of people who fit this description is 22 million Americans, and that is continually growing

Why Health Care Professionals Should Take a Spring Vacation

Posted: 4/1/2016 8:19 AM by Interim HealthCare

Health care professionals are among the most hard-working people in the country. They face long, grueling hours, are constantly on their feet and perform tasks that are physically and emotionally straining.

Laughter At Home And At Work Has Health Benefits For Health Care Professionals And Their Patients

Posted: 3/15/2016 9:07 AM by Interim HealthCare

Laughter is a natural medicine. It lifts our spirits and makes us feel happy. Laughter is a contagious emotion. It can bring people together. It can help us feel more alive and empowered.

Does Your Dog Or Cat Help You Lead A Healthier Life?

Posted: 3/3/2016 8:46 AM by Interim HealthCare

Yes, pets decrease blood pressure and can help you live longer. The American Heart Association has linked the ownership of pets, especially dogs, with a reduced risk for heart disease and greater longevity.

Steps for Avoiding Health Care Professional Burnout

Posted: 2/12/2016 1:32 PM by Interim HealthCare

Everyone knows that a health care professional’s job is hard work. Long hours and intense patient cases can create mental strain, and that's before you even factor in elements from your home or family life.

Feeling Drowsy?

Posted: 1/21/2016 7:57 AM by Interim HealthCare

You may have been up a little too late watching your favorite TV series. All of a sudden that drowsy feeling comes over you and you proceed right to the coffee machine and consume your fourth cup of coffee. Caffeine is the remedy for the occasional dosing off or even lack of focus. But is it healthy for you?

How Do I Land The Right Job In 2016?

Posted: 1/1/2016 8:13 AM by Interim HealthCare

The ball dropped and 2016 is here. You made a decision to find a fulfilling career in 2016. But how? One job search expert says follow these ten steps and the future will be bright. Consider making the following pledge.

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