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Celebrating Healthcare Innovators This Black History Month
This Black History Month, we are highlighting some of the healthcare professionals that have contributed to the advancement of nursing, public health, surgery, and more. Through their contributions, countless lives have been saved and improved. Here are six medical and healthcare pioneers that improved and expanded their fields.
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 18, 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
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 Importance of Radiologic Technology During COVID-19
With everything that has happened this year, it is so important to celebrate every chance we get. National Radiologic Technology Week begins on November 8th and marks the 125th anniversary of the x-ray discovery by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen.
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 12, 2020
The Current Outlook on Home Health Care
November marks a month to focus on our patients and caregivers at home. We are honoring National Home Care and Hospice Month and National Family Caregivers Month as well as Home Care Aide Week on November 8-14.
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
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
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
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