It’s that time of year again. The sun is getting just a little bit lower in the sky, the little league fields are emptying, and every other commercial on TV is for a new sale at the Gap. It must be back to school season! While most grown-ups may have long forgotten the particular joys and agonies of this time of year, having repressed them deep down inside along with any and all bathroom-related kindergarten incidents and hormones-gone-wild high school embarrassments, school-based therapists and nurses get to experience them over and over again! What a delight.

While you school healthcare professionals might like to believe a lot has changed for you since that fateful first day of 3rd grade when Billy Thompson gave you a swirly (yes, we know about that. The world will never forget), the truth is that going back to school is the same as it ever was for you. Skeptical? Here are a few aspects of going back to school that haven’t changed a bit since you were spritely, bright-eyed youth. [click to continue…]

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How Mobile Healthcare Can Strengthen Our Communities

by Soliant Health on August 1, 2017

mobile health clinicsAs a healthcare provider, you are tasked with the care of those who come to you. Without question, you care for the rich, the poor, the old, the young, and everyone in between. You use your knowledge and skills to help build a better, healthier community. But what about those community members who do not have the resources or time to visit a medical office? Many of those in less privileged communities do not have easy access to primary care providers or transportation to get them an office location. The health and mortality rate of those in underserved areas is often in very dire circumstances. [click to continue…]

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Ethics: Four Times You MUST Speak Up

by Soliant Health on July 25, 2017

medical ethicsAs a member of society, we are all faced with moral and ethical dilemmas on a daily basis. Most of us want to do the right thing and want others to do the same, but we have also been conditioned to believe that being a “tattletale” or a “snitch” is a negative course of action, so we do what we can to stay in our own lane. However, there are times when the only ethical thing to do is to report what you have seen or what you suspect, regardless of the consequences. [click to continue…]

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diversity medical staffWe live in an age where, no matter your gender, race, or religion, you are able to go into any profession you wish. Unfortunately, we also live in a world where there is a large amount of stereotyping and discrimination still taking place. While legally you may be able to take on any role that you would like, there are those who may hold personal beliefs that you are not qualified for your job due to the color of your skin, your age, or other factors. What are you to do when faced with a patient or even a colleague who distrusts you or refuses your service because you or your staff members don’t fit their personal ideal for a doctor or nurse?

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efficiency in medical practiceWorking in the medical field often makes for long, stressful days that can be filled with tedious tasks. While the workload may not seem to ever get smaller, finding ways to make your days more efficient can help to reduce some of the stress and allow you to spend less time on the mundane tasks that keep you from enjoying life outside the office. [click to continue…]

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Exciting Diagnostic App Technology

by Soliant Health on July 4, 2017

diagnostic appsPeople use their phones and tablets for everything these days, from communication to organization to entertainment. It is only natural that these devices that we have come to rely on for so much of our daily routine have made their way into the medical exam room. With constant innovations in the app market, more and more diagnostic apps are coming available for physicians and other health care professionals to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. From apps patients can use to report progress and track blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and other important numbers, to apps that can serve as a mobile replacement for medical devices, the technology available grows on a daily basis. [click to continue…]

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