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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
New Compact States are Making Travel Nursing Easier
The importance of having portability among healthcare workers has been evident throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In the earliest days of the outbreak, different areas of the country became hotspots while others had not yet begun to see a spike in patients.
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 11, 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
Top Nursing Specialties for 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has created chaos within the healthcare industry for close to 18 months. While COVID data is slowly trending in the right direction in 2021, there are still hot spots and uncertainty to contend with for the foreseeable future.
By Supplemental Health Care May 27, 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
6 Reasons Why You Should Join a Professional Healthcare Organization Now
There are many ways you can enhance your career in healthcare. Whether you are a registered nurse, therapist, or another provider, there are plenty of ways to help move your career to the next level. It could involve going back to school, learning a new skill, or networking.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 28, 2021
The Future of Occupational Therapy
Healthcare professionals are essential: they save and improve lives every day. Occupational therapists are the ones that help people function in all of their environments. Being able to walk out of a hospital is sometimes a miraculous thing but healing doesn't always stop there.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 15, 2021
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
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