Top 10 Traits Every School Counselor Should Have

by Tera Tuten on May 22, 2014

school-counselor-traitsBeing a school counselor is difficult work. School counselors often have little time to tend to hundreds or thousands of students, but the impact that they can have makes the profession one of the most rewarding for those willing to pursue it. Here are 10 of the top traits every school counselor should have: [click to continue…]

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My Special Nursing Moment Winner

by Tera Tuten on May 13, 2014

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After receiving more than twenty special nursing moment submissions for our National Nurses Week contest, we randomly selected one lucky winner to receive a $100 SpaFinder gift certificate.  And the winner is…

Tina P! 

Check out Tina’s special nursing moment below:

My most memorable nursing moment happened very early in my career. I have only been a nurse for about a month, and every time I think about this particular patient, I still smile!! I was working on a Med-Surg. unit and this gentleman was hospitalized for a couple of weeks. He was kind and thoughtful, but just too quiet! I know this sounds strange fellow nurses, but you know what I mean when someone is too quiet. During morning rounds I sat with him and talked and let him know that whatever he needed, if he was in pain, whatever he needed, I was there to help. He smiled and thanked me for my time, and did not want to take up much of my time. He felt I had more ” sicker people” to take care of. We both laughed and I explained to him that yes there are other people who were ill, but his care was just as important to me, and he started expressing himself. This was such a valuable experience for me and it helped to create how I treat my patients. When he was finally discharged, we both cried and hugged! My lesson to my fellow nurses is, I know our jobs are very demanding, but if you take a little time to go that extra mile, not only will your patients be rewarded, but so will you!!! Thank you all my fellow nurses for all the love and respect that you give to other each day!!

Thank you to everyone who shared their special nursing moments! We at Soliant Health truly appreciate all of your hard work (and TLC). Here’s to celebrating our nurses all year long!

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My Special Nursing Moment

by Tera Tuten on May 7, 2014

There’s no question that nurses are very special people. It’s as if a constant stream of TLC runs through their veins, ready to release just when patients need it. As a nurse, you have most likely encountered a patient, a situation, or a moment that will keep you smiling for years to come.

Take us back to your most memorable nursing moment. By sharing your story in the comments section below, you will be automatically entered to win a $100 SpaFinder gift card. After all your hard work, you deserve it!

Soliant Health proudly celebrates National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12, 2014.

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The vote is ON!

by Tera Tuten on May 6, 2014

The vote is on for Soliant’s 2014 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S.! Between now and June 15, we will be accepting your votes at http://www.soliant.com/hospitals-2014/vote/. Rally your family, friends and coworkers to push your nominated hospital to the top! You may vote as many times as you want, so VOTE NOW!

Need help on spreading the word about voting? Click here to see our tips on how to promote your hospital! most-beautiful-hospitals-america

 

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Soliant-top-jobs-no-med-schoolAccording to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the median four-year cost to attend med school is close to a quarter of a million dollars.

And while a growing doctor shortage is keeping med school attractive despite the high cost and long years of training, there are many healthcare jobs that approach some physician salaries, without the extra years (and debt) associated with becoming a doctor.

Here’s a look at five high-paying medical jobs that you don’t have to go to med school for: [click to continue…]

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Soliant-2020-doctor-shortageThe American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) estimates that within the next six years, the U.S. will face a shortage of more than 90,000 physicians.

What’s more, that figure is expected to climb to 130,000 by 2025.

Here’s a look at five ways we might be able to cope with 90,000 fewer MDs than we thought we needed in the next few years:

1. Use remote medicine

Telehealth (or telemedicine) is being touted as one potential means of coping with the expected physician shortage.

Health monitoring equipment with web-based applications allows people to receive care from the comfort of their own homes, reducing doctor visits and patient expenses by linking people in remote areas to doctors in larger centers.

This can cut travel time and costs for patients by up to 58%, according to a study published in Telemedicine Journal and e-Health. [click to continue…]

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