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Trends for Nurses to Watch in 2020
Looking at recent healthcare trends, there are plenty of opportunities to highlight the nursing profession! In fact, the World Health Organization, (WHO) has declared that 2020 is officially the year of the nurse. With so much going on in the future of healthcare, awareness will give you the cutting edge this year!
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 16, 2020
Gift Ideas for Healthcare Professionals
Whether you’re exchanging gifts with your colleagues or just looking for the perfect present for a healthcare professional in your life, we’ve got you covered with unique ideas suited for every discipline and budget. It's hard to find gifts specific to a travel nurse, school speech-language pathologist, or a home health physical therapist. We’ve compiled a list to help you out with everyone on your list!
By Katie Dashiell Dec 16, 2019
The Human Factor in Healthcare
A recently released 2019 survey of registered nurses shows the growing pressure faced by the millions of nurses who provide care and other services each day. The pressure is coming from three main areas: the worsening nursing shortage, the impact of changing healthcare delivery, and new technology within healthcare.
By Donna Carroll Dec 10, 2019
The Importance of Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care Week is October 20 - 26 Every year since 1982 when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Respiratory Care Week, we take the time to breathe easier. The last full week in October (20-26, 2019) is about highlighting the hard-working doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists that help patients with breathing difficulties. These difficulties can be due to chronic conditions like asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). October is also Healthy Lung..
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 23, 2019
How Healthcare Professionals Can Prepare for Flu Season
The last few months of the year mark some beautiful changes in season and bring on the holidays. However, they also mark an increase in cases of the flu. It is possible to get the flu year-round, but staying indoors, and being in closer proximity to other people make it prime flu season.
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 17, 2019
Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month This October
It’s hard to believe fall is already here again, 2019 has flown by. With October, comes cooler weather, colorful leaves and National Physical Therapy Month. The first national recognition of physical therapists was celebrated in June of 1981 and was only a week long. Now that we have a whole month of appreciation, we focus this time on the benefits of physical therapy and all the professionals that help patients get stronger with every step.
By Supplemental Health Care Oct 3, 2019
PT Compact Updates for 2019
2019 marks some exciting developments for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants! The Physical Therapy Compact (PT Compact) is further expanding to include new states. It allows PTs and PTAs to work in member states without going through the usual process for licensure outside their home state. Since its official enactment in 2017, the Compact has continued to improve and expand across the country growing from the initial 10 states to 60% of the country taking steps to become..
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 23, 2019
Celebrating World Class Service from SHC!
We are proud to announce that SHC closed its fiscal year 2019 with its highest talent satisfaction ratings yet.  In Q4 of fiscal 2019, the company’s Net Promoter Score elevated it to World Class service status.  As a point of comparison, SHC’s satisfaction rating of 71.4% was significantly higher than the Healthcare Staffing Industry NPS average of 19%.
By Corey Wagner Aug 6, 2019
How the eNLC Benefits Travel Nursing
A Little History Along with a name change, the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) has gone through positive changes since its enactment nearly two decades ago. It has recently evolved into the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). The new arrangement has elevated the standards for licensure, requiring state and federal background checks along with 10 other provisions. Additionally, due to the streamlined license obtention process, travel nurses have been able to receive their licenses more easily.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 18, 2019
Benefits of Working in a School Setting
Working as a healthcare professional in any field is demanding. Sometimes you just need an escape, preferably on a beach, laying in a hammock. A school setting allows nurses and therapists to have their summers free to relax and unwind, or to pick up an interesting travel assignment and become a Working Tourist. With fall already right around the corner, plan your next assignment in a school so you can plan your next holiday vacation too! There are plenty of job opportunities in school..
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 11, 2019
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