Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve certainly heard that this flu season is one of the worst in recent history. With widespread cases of influenza in virtually every state, all at the same time, health care providers everywhere are fighting to stay on top of the heavy patient load they are facing with this epidemic. This creates a stressful situation for both physicians, nurses, support staff, and patients.
So how do you handle such a challenging flu season? While you likely can’t avoid feeling the strain, there are some things that you can do to help protect your patients and yourself from further spreading illness. Continue reading “Handling a Challenging Flu Season”
With gift-giving holidays around the corner, it’s time to start making your holiday shopping lists, especially for the staff that simplifies your life and the nurses who are your right hand. It can be difficult to personalize each and every gift, but you don’t want to pass out fruitcakes and call it a day. Here are some thoughtful gift ideas that can help you acknowledge and appreciate everyone that you work with throughout the holiday season. Continue reading “10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Nurses and Medical Staff”
Your life’s work is creating a healthier life for your patients, but have you taken the time to develop an environment for your nurses, assistants, and office staff that supports that mission? Happy, healthy people are more efficient and productive, so it only stands to reason that considering how your work environment affects the health of your employees should be a priority. Not sure where to get started to create a healthier practice environment? Here are a few simple tips. Continue reading “Creating a Healthier Practice Environment”
There are many ways one could go about celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8th) this year. You could helpfully remind your Congressperson that the United States is virtually the only developed country on earth that doesn’t federally mandate paid maternity leave, for one. While you’re at it, you could ask them to reintroduce equal pay for equal work legislation, for another. Or, a personal favorite, you could dig up your old collection of Susan B. Anthony coins and use them to buy lunch. Here at Soliant, though, we just want to take a moment to celebrate women in the healthcare, a field in which women arguably work harder and make a larger impact than they do in any other. Continue reading “This International Women’s Day, Celebrate Women in Healthcare”
It doesn’t take an MD to recognize that the United States has been engaged in rancorous debate over its healthcare system for the last several years. Disputes over the benefits and deficiencies of the Affordable Care Act, the law’s potential repeal, rising drug prices, and other flashpoints have dominated the country’s political landscape. Given this highly charged environment, one might expect doctors and nurses to bear at least some of the brunt of Americans’ apparent frustration with their healthcare system. Continue reading “Nurses are the Most Trusted Professionals in America…Again”
Doctors and nurses often cringe to find out that their patients have been consulting “Doctor Google” when they come into the office for help with a medical issue. Though it can be a bit of a nuisance when patients come in already convinced of a diagnosis because of internet research, internet use and mobile health apps and programs can be an asset to your practice. You simply need to incorporate a plan to embrace the available technology and help your patients to use it in an effective way to benefit everyone. Continue reading “How Technology Can Help Your Patients without Scaring Them”