Staying on top of the latest news and trends in the industry is a crucial task for those in the medical profession. However, with long hours and little downtime, it can be difficult to stay abreast of what’s happening in the world of medicine. Podcasts are a great way to stay informed about the latest developments in your field, hear the advice and experiences of other physicians, and sometimes just get some relatable entertainment. Just pop in your earbuds during your lunch break or turn up the volume on your phone during your commute. Here are just a few of the best medical podcasts that you may find useful or entertaining as a healthcare professional.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 46 million Americans who live in rural areas, which equates to about 15% of the U.S. population. Studies from the CDC are now drawing attention to the gap in health between urban and rural America. However, in urban areas, there are still plenty who find it difficult to access the primary or specialty care they need. Delays and longer wait times are often the case in these areas as well.
Though there’s an urge to discover whether people in cities or the countryside have it better when it comes to access to medical professionals, differences between states and the way people in both areas use healthcare to make a definitive winner-loser comparison impossible.
What we can do is look at a few telling aspects of how rural medical care compares to that of cities. Continue reading “Healthcare in Rural Areas: Access, Improvement and Comparison to Urban Healthcare”
In this COVID-19 pandemic, many media outlets are talking about “crisis pay.” The question of who should get crisis pay and who is getting it is a hot topic at a time when many people such as healthcare providers are having to work extra hours and take extra risks in order to do their jobs. But what is crisis pay? What does it look like, who gets it, and when?
Respiratory therapists play a crucial role in healthcare teams and are rapid responders to emergency situations. Most people have heard of this profession but aren’t exactly sure what they do or where they work. In this blog, we take a deeper look at what exactly respiratory therapists do and answer some of the most asked questions about the profession.
Online lists stating the average pay for nurses nationwide can vary wildly and often suggest that huge rises or drop have occurred, but what’s the final word on how (and what) nurses actually get paid under various circumstances? We take a look at the most up-to-date numbers and what the statistics can – and can’t – tell us.
Per diem work provides a variety of pros and cons. Could your schedule use a change?
What is the Meaning of a Per Diem Job?
Have you ever considered working per diem? Not sure what per diem actually means? “Per diem” is latin for “per day” or “for each day.” In healthcare, it is a type of position in which the professional’s work hours vary from week to week, depending on how much the professional prefers to work and how much work the facility needs. Many medical professionals work per diem to pick up some extra money in addition to their full-time positions, but others choose to only work per diem shifts without having a full-time job. Continue reading “Is Per Diem Work Right for You?”