Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare

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artificial intelligence healthcareIf you have ever seen the Disney film Big Hero Six, you’ve met Baymax – “your personal healthcare companion.” This cartoon example of artificial intelligence and the possibilities offered by using such a machine for analysis and diagnosis of patients are one of the best ways to express the potential of artificial intelligence and the future of healthcare. While our own personal Baymax may still be a long way off, there are so many developments in the artificial intelligence field that will change and save many lives. Here are just a few of the many uses of artificial intelligence that have taken root in the past several years. Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare”

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Travel Nursing and Personal Relationships

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travel nursing personal relationshipsTravel nursing offers some amazing benefits and opportunities to those who decide that this is the right career path and lifestyle for them. The chance to see a variety of new places and sights and to experience a variety of local cultures is a wonderful motivator for medical professionals. Plus, there are opportunities to learn from new people with a variety of different experiences as they travel from assignment to assignment. Continue reading “Travel Nursing and Personal Relationships”

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Tips for Handling Shift Transitions

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shift transitionsShiftwork is something that nearly every healthcare professional has to deal with at some point in their career. Just when you get used to working a certain shift, it’s time to switch up and change over to another. This can wreak havoc on your personal schedule and internal clock, making it hard to cope both physically and mentally. Shift work can also take a toll on your family, as their schedule is disrupted by your altered availability, varied meal and sleep times, and more. How do you handle this necessary evil with the least disruption? Here are a few tips that can help with shift transitions: Continue reading “Tips for Handling Shift Transitions”

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Peer Support for Physicians: Why You Need It and Where to Find It

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peer support groupThere are so many stressors included in the day to day work of a physician. Being responsible for making critical decisions, losing patients, long hours, limited resources, and managing support staff are just a few of the things that weigh heavy on physicians’ minds. It is easy to feel isolated and anxious, often without anyone in immediate contact who understands what goes on in the course of your day. Finding peer support is important for all physicians to help handle feelings of stress, anxiety, and a range of other emotions. Continue reading “Peer Support for Physicians: Why You Need It and Where to Find It”

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Getting the Most Out of Your Healthcare Job Search

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healthcare job searchThe internet has become the most useful tool for anyone who is searching for a job, especially those in the healthcare field. It is simple to see a wide range of opportunities, locally and nationally, just with the click of a mouse or the tap of a screen. But even though the days of poring over classified ads and making cold calls are a thing of the past, searching for a job online is still a lot of hard work. Here are some tips that can help you to streamline the process and get the most out of your search for healthcare jobs. Continue reading “Getting the Most Out of Your Healthcare Job Search”

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The School Nurse’s Role in Mental Health

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mental health school nurseMental health care is always a hot-button topic, but never more so than in the wake of a violent tragedy like the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Blame is being batted around like a tennis ball, with fingers pointed at gun regulations, missed mental health signals, ignored reports of a potential for violence, delayed reactions from security, and any number of other people and situations. All these things may or may not have played a factor in the events of that day, but the one thing that is the most common factor in any situation like this of the perpetrator’s need for mental health care. Continue reading “The School Nurse’s Role in Mental Health”

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