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Did You Know OTs Work in All of These Settings?

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If you are someone who thinks that Occupational Therapists only work in hospitals or a clinic, you may want to think again.  OTs have been educated in the basics of health and healing to include anatomy, psychology, neuroscience, and more.

Update: Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact News

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Because of the importance of the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) to those of us in travel nursing, we are continuing to provide our readers with periodic updates on where non-compact states are in the legislative process.

April is Occupational Therapy Month

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If you or a loved one has a disability, or have ever had to recover skills after an injury or accident, then you already know of the impact Occupational therapists, and OT Assistants can make on our everyday life.

Today is World Autism Awareness Day

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April 2nd is recognized internationally as World Autism Awareness Day.  For the past 11 years, this day has been used to raise awareness, increase understanding, and foster worldwide support for the millions of people affected by autism.

Focusing on People First

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From the talented healthcare professionals who are providing care to patients on a daily basis to the recruiting teams and administrators who play a similarly important role behind the front lines of care, the foundation of Supplemental Health Care is our people.

Diabetes Alert Day: Are You At Risk?

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Let’s talk numbers.  I am going to list a series of numbers, and you can see if you know what the numbers represent.  Are you ready?  Here we go 30.3 million, 1.25 million, 25.2%, 84.1 million, and finally 252,806.  Considering the title of this article, how many of those numbers can you decipher?

Take the Time to Recognize and Celebrate Achievements

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I was blessed to have grown up with parents who lived with a “celebrate every chance you get” mentality.  From celebrating every achievement to recognizing milestones and birthdays, and even having “Sunday Fun Days”!  There was always a reason to draw attention to something and have fun with it.

Top Healthcare Issues for 2018

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In 2018, there is no shortage of issues impacting those in the healthcare industry.  Healthcare industry organizations are navigating changes from Washington regarding tax reform and regulatory changes to the Affordable Care Act.  New technologies, industry mergers, and rising costs all contribute to the stress being experienced throughout the industry.  While any listing of issues impacting the healthcare industry could easily turn into a novel-length dissertation, for brevity sake we will choose five topics that will be newsworthy in 2018 and beyond.

Don’t Snooze on the Importance of Sleep

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One of the most under-rated aspects of a healthier lifestyle is good sleeping health.  The National Sleep Foundation is trying to change that through the promotion of this year’s Sleep Awareness Week, March 11th through March 17th.  The campaign for 2018 is “Begin with Sleep” to highlight the benefits of optimal sleep and how it affects your health, well-being, and safety.

March is National Nutrition Month®

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“Go Further with Food” is the year’s encouragement put forth by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for National Nutrition Month® (NNM).  This annual campaign started in 1973 as a week-long event focusing on the importance of making better food choices and encouraging people to create healthy eating and physical activity habits.

How to Acquire a Multi-State Nursing License

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With all of the legislative changes surrounding the eNLC thus far in 2018, we want to make sure to provide nursing professionals with the latest information as it becomes available.  According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), there are currently 29 states participating in the eNLC.

Flu Season Update

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Unless you have been living under a rock this winter, you have heard that this year’s flu season will go down as one of the worst in decades.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 43 states plus New York City, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are experiencing higher than average incidents of influenza-like illnesses. 

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact – Latest News

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As we reported in this space earlier this month, 2018 is the year that the nurse licensure compact is being updated in an attempt to re-energize the efforts to attract all of the states to join. The Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) was enacted in July 2017 and will be officially implemented on January 19, 2018.

Enhanced Nurse Licensing Compact is Almost Here

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As a means to improve access to care across state lines, the original Nurse Licensing Compact was enacted in 2000 and slowly grew to 25 participating states over the next 15 years.  Since the intent of the compact legislation was to attract participation from all 50 states, after 15 years, it was clear that changes needed to be enacted to attract more member states.

Physical Therapy Licensure Compact is Coming Soon

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Physical Therapists (PTs) and Physical Therapy Assistants (PTAs) have long waited for legislation allowing them to practice in multiple states without having to apply for individual state licenses.  Like their healthcare professional counterparts, Registered Nurses, a multi-state licensure compact is both a necessity and difficult journey. 

Knowing When “Maybe just a half a drink more” Is Too Much

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Spiked eggnog, mulled wine, and hot buttered rum are just a few examples of beverages that go with being in the holiday “spirit.” Cranberry juice and orange liqueur mimosas are aptly named Poinsettias as the star of holiday brunches, while family members bring their favorite six-packs to evening gatherings.