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COVID-19 and Other Challenges for Physical Therapists Today
October is National Physical Therapy Month, but it is safe to say that nothing about the year 2020 even remotely resembles prior years. One of the goals for promoting Physical Therapy Month each year is to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity for good health.
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 14, 2020
Your Guide to Traveling as a Healthcare Professional
If you’re new to a travel career or even a seasoned working tourist, we have guidance for every step of your journey through interactive events, informative sessions, and expert resources. Our recruiters, travelers, and industry experts discuss some hot topics for traveling today: COVID-19, licensing updates, telehealth, and much more. Whether your a nurse, physical therapist, or speech-language pathologist, there's something for every healthcare professional looking to travel.
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 6, 2020
Nurse Spotlight: COVID-19 Tests Her Experience
If you were to ask nurses and other front-line healthcare staff to describe their experiences over the past nine months or so, you would probably hear a variety of adjectives. One can imagine that they would be using words like surreal, hectic, scary, and exhausting. Another word, and probably the most important of all to describe our healthcare workers and first responders, would be “necessary.” It is difficult to imagine getting through the year of COVID-19 without the contributions of our..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 24, 2020
eNLC Updates for Travel Nurses During COVID-19
2020 brought many changes in life and in the healthcare industry. Despite its challenges, there have been some really positive updates. For example: adopting technology to make care safer and easier using a more robust approach to telehealth is going well. Another example is new treatments with outside the box thinking when it comes to care in any setting. However, a major positive for nurses and patients alike are the new additions to the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 3, 2020
What Does a Contact Tracer Do?
Daily, we hear that extensive testing and contract tracing are the keys to reigning in the spread of COVID-19. Testing makes sense. There are two kinds of tests available for COVID-19, viral tests and antibody tests. The viral tests check to see if you have an active infection, this is usually done with a nasal swab. The antibody test shows whether or not you’ve had a past infection, this is done with a finger prick. Simple right? Contact tracing seems a bit more complex than a yes or no..
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 12, 2020
How School Nursing Will Look Different This Year
Back to school is already right around the corner, and with the continued challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country, the classroom setting will certainly look different from years past. As we all navigate the new normal, the health and safety of students and faculty should continue to be at the forefront of the discussion.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 30, 2020
Staycation Ideas for Healthcare Professionals
Living and working through COVID-19 has been strange to say the least and as an essential worker, the last few months have been brutal. Most people are still staying home for the most part, but you still go into work every day with uncertainties and stress.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 16, 2020
Lessons for School Professionals from COVID-19
COVID-19 has caused many disruptions for school professionals and students this past school year. Our SHC Schools Center of Excellence decided to have a discussion with some of our own school professionals to get their thoughts and advice on the challenges they faced. Given that the 2020-2021 school year will continue to look different from years past, here is a look at some school professionals’ experiences to help navigate this changing landscape.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 9, 2020
Nurse Spotlight: Travel Nursing During COVID-19
Kandyce Nielson has been an ICU registered nurse for 5 ½ years. Although she does not typically travel for her job, she has experience with nursing in disaster relief, most recently during the California wildfires. Working in the intensive care unit, Kandyce is no stranger to crises, but when COVID-19 hit, there were even more uncertainties and challenges to deal with.
By Katie Dashiell Jun 23, 2020
Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Healthcare Workers
Our world is constantly changing during this global pandemic. Even the known facts about COVID-19 are updating daily. Statistics are regularly being shared in the news about cases, recovery and deaths. It is causing a lot of anxiety and stress for everyone but even more for the brave healthcare workers on the front lines.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 11, 2020
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