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PT Compact Licensure Update

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Beginning in July of 2018, the process of traveling as a Physical Therapist is going to get a little bit easier if you are traveling between a group of 21 states.  In case you hadn’t heard the news, in July, the 21 states that have enacted the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact will begin issuing privileges.

Tips for Nurses Adapting to Technology

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Can you imagine providing patient care without having a stethoscope around your neck or in your pocket? I didn’t think so, but when the stethoscope was introduced in the early 1800’s clinicians rebuked it as being too invasive and against typical practices.

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month 2018

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The month of June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.  The Alzheimer’s Association is promoting the need for families to discuss memory and cognitive challenges sooner so treatments can begin as soon as possible.  Early diagnosis has many benefits, including medical treatments and effective lifestyle interventions.  If a loved one is showing warning signs of Alzheimer’s or other cognitive distress, it is important for family members to encourage them to seek medical attention.

Top Ten Roadside Attractions Found in Nurse Compact States

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With more states enacting the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) travel nurses are having an easier time finding and accepting assignments all across the United States. While traveling from one assignment to the next you might find yourself drawn to fun, sometimes strange roadside attractions along the way.

National Safety Month: No One Gets Hurt

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The month of June is recognized as National Safety Month (NSM) and thousands of corporations across the country are participating in safety-related awareness events. This year’s theme is “No One Gets Hurt,” and that includes healthcare workers. 

Working Tourist: Making a Difference in a Short Time!

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Morgan Lapresi has been a travel Occupational Therapist for only four months, but she has already determined that she wants to be a traveler for as long as she can.  So far, she has had two assignments in Skilled Nursing Facilities and has made a great connection with her older patients.

Protect Your Skin This Summer!

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Once Memorial Day weekend is in the books, everyone’s attention immediately turns to summer vacation mode.  Children are wrapping up their school year, and dreaming of heading to the beach, lawns and gardens are waiting to be tended, and fun summer festivals are right around the corner. All of these activities and more come with a fair share of danger to your skin, but the good news is that it is a preventable danger. 

Oklahoma is an eNLC State. Plan Your Travel Assignment Today!

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As more states enact the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) legislation, travel nurses have more options for new assignment destinations.  Not that planning a travel assignment to any previous non-compact states was impossible, but admittedly it is easier when the state you are going to be working in is part of the compact.

Future Technologies in Speech-Language Pathology

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, speech-language pathology as a career is continuing to grow faster than the average through 2026.  There are currently 145,000 SLP’s in the U.S. and most healthcare systems and school districts will tell you that more are needed. 

Nurse Compact Update: Planning Your Assignment in Kentucky

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One of the 25 original Nurse Licensure Compact states Kentucky is also participating in the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).  Taking an assignment there is a good idea no matter what the season, but if you are in the mood for sightseeing and adventure it is time for an assignment in the “Bluegrass State.” 

Speech Language Therapy Career Settings

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Throughout May, Better Hearing & Speech Month, we are celebrating all of the therapy professionals who help their patients overcome and adapt to communication challenges.  For those interested in learning more about a Speech-Language Pathologist career, let’s review the variety of employment settings for SLPs.

Celebrating National Women’s Health Week May 13th - 19th

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In addition to Sunday, May 13th being Mother’s Day this year, it also marked the beginning of National Women’s Health Week (NWHW). This is the 19th year that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health, has dedicated an entire week to serve as a reminder for women to prioritize making health and wellness a larger part of their life.

Celebrating Nurses - Nurses Week 2018

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In 1954, the first National Nurse Week was observed from October 11 – 16 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea. In the years following, various legislators tried and failed to have a formal resolution passed to recognize registered nurses in various ways.