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Find the Magic in Your Holiday Experiences as a Nurse. Isn’t this supposed to be the most magical time of year? “Be of good cheer” should be our motto yet as a nurse, feelings of overwhelm can take precedence over our cheery disposition. Holidays can be difficult especially in the health care world. We are all aware there are several reasons why. Separation from family, financial stress, lack of time for holiday prep and difficulty dealing with schedules and family needs. Here at SOS Healthcare staffing services, we have a few tips so that you can survive the holiday season enjoying the experience.

Have you adjusted to a new technology? As we have all experienced many transitions and changes since the shut down in March of 2020 with COVID19 we are now exposed to new technology and ways to treat our patients.   Technology is assisting nurses to have their time freed up to be more efficient and informed while providing excellent patient care. From handheld mobile units and wearables to software-enabled command centers, these devices and apps offer nurses critical insights that are easy to access for the entire staff. All-in-one mobile devices have streamlined patient care to save time. The miracle of a small portable device

Brain Training for Healthcare workers – 3 techniques to help your memory  What was the name of the movie you watched over the weekend?   Where did you put your keys?   Did you complete the chart for the patient you were with an hour ago? It’s frustrating and time consuming if you must double-check yourself throughout the day. Trouble with total recall can come from many physical and mental conditions not related to aging, like dehydration, infections, and stress.  We’ve all had some extra stress over the last 18 months dealing with the Pandemic. There are many ways to maintain general brain health and most

National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2021 Each year during the month of May we celebrate nurses during National Nurses Week. It begins on May 6th with National Nurses Day, and ends on May 12th celebrating Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Last year National Nurses Week 2020 was extended into Nurses Month, and then in conjunction with the World Health Organization, expanded into the Year of the Nurse. That recognition has been extended into 2021 with a motto of Excel, Lead, & Innovate. National Nurses Week is still celebrated in May and it includes National School Nurses Day on May 6th, National Student Nurses Day on

2020 has not been an easy year!  We have had a global pandemic that has caused loss of life, employment, education and connection with those things and people we love. Many of us have taken on new responsibilities such as home schooling our children or caring for sick family members in addition to the already full days of work.  On top of that, we have fires, hurricanes, drought and an election!  It’s easy to feel a heightened state of anxiety with everything going on. You typically might find yourself worrying about things like your health, money, family problems, but if you start

Our team at SOS Healthcare is honored to be selected to help provide nurses for the nationwide Covid-19 Sero prevalance Survey. Our nurses have stepped up to help! About this survey CDC is conducting a nationwide COVID-19 seroprevalence survey in 25 U.S. metropolitan areas to understand the percentage of people in the United States who may have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This is the largest nationwide COVID-19 seroprevalence survey to date, and it will be conducted in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Vitalant Research Institute (VRI), and large blood collection organizations, including

This pandemic is causing stress in every person on the planet, but especially those who are in the health care industry.  The strain of this will be showing up for years to come.  That’s why it is more important than ever to implement some simple ways to care for your mental health.   Enjoy Nature The great outdoors is still open for business. When you have time, go outside and walk around, the fresh air and simply moving your body can keep you from feeling stuck mentally. Nature is not just the wilderness, it can also be found in our community parks or

Health care workers are in a very difficult position being on the front lines of Covid-19 and their mental health should not be overlooked. Workers are likely to experience fear, anxiety and even anger as they work to help people. They are in a battle caring for patients while dealing with concerns about their own well-being and that of their family and friends. Healthcare workers already had a stressful job day to day, and the additional stresses from Covid-19, where there are many unknowns, makes it more difficult. As a healthcare worker, what can I do protect my mental health? Remember, your

  Like almost every profession on the planet, nursing has changed significantly in the past few years. To celebrate Certified Nurses Day (March 19, 2020), we wanted to highlight some of these major changes. Here are nine different ways that nursing has changed over the years: Changing Locations — Twenty years ago, most nurses worked at either a hospital or a private practice. Today, home health care is really changing the way patients are treated. More and more nurses are finding jobs outside of the traditional locations giving them unique experiences. This includes the opportunity to become a travel nurse.   Demographics —