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Why Respiratory Therapy is a Great Career Choice
“Take a deep breath.” We’ve all heard this statement uttered just about every time we’ve gone into a doctor’s office, but how often is that simple action taken for granted?
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 20, 2021
Physical Therapy Challenges During COVID-19
Let’s face it, even before COVID-19 gripped the nation, most Americans were not getting nearly enough exercise. Now, over 18 months into the pandemic, it is more important than ever for people to find ways and opportunities to increase their daily physical activity. National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) again focuses on last year’s ChoosePT campaign to help raise awareness about the many benefits of physical therapy and its role in maintaining good health and wellness.
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 30, 2021
How to Discuss Immunizations as a Healthcare Provider
As August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), healthcare providers have a great responsibility in communicating accurate information to those seeking advice. Conversations about immunizations have been much more frequent in the past eight months as the COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed.
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 2, 2021
Progress in the Nursing Profession: From COVID-19 to the Future
Many people joke that 2020 was the year that was canceled. So it's dismissed as “the year that never happened.” However, that simply isn’t the case for nurses and healthcare professionals. Their role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic shed light on the importance of quality healthcare and the huge role nurses play in it.
By Supplemental Health Care May 6, 2021
The Role of Nurses in COVID-19 Vaccination
As COVID-19 continues to be a part of our lives, it is important to stay updated and informed as we continue to learn more. The news has been buzzing with concerns over new strains of the virus, vaccine distribution and efficacy, and safety measures.
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 27, 2021
How to Deal with Burnout from COVID-19
2020 was a year unlike any other and the pandemic has taken a toll on everyone. We are all struggling to just keep moving forward and some days, that feels like too much. But as frontline workers, you know there is still work to be done. Despite the challenges, you get up every day to continue the fight against COVID-19.
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 14, 2021
The New Normal in Healthcare
Like so many of you, I am ready to transition to the hope and promise of a new year. And while 2020 was filled with challenges and uncertainty, I feel it is important to look back with clear eyes to review what we have learned and to also look forward to see where we should focus our attention in 2021.
By Greg Palmer Jan 7, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know
2020 has been hard for everyone, but especially for the healthcare worker. Many are reaching burnout from the constant struggles against this coronavirus.
By Supplemental Health Care Dec 11, 2020
The Current Outlook on Home Health Care
Home health care is a growing healthcare sector that allows patients to maintain their independence and remain comfortable at home. It also can keep patients away from hospitals and nursing homes where they may become sicker. Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to acknowledge the impact that home health care has on healthcare and what the future holds.
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 5, 2020
How Travel Nursing is Changing Today
COVID-19 continues to impact the country and the healthcare industry, making the future unclear. Travel nursing continues to be in high demand, but the landscape has shifted this year. Here’s what you need to know about travel nursing as we continue to navigate these unique circumstances.
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 29, 2020
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