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5 Things to Know About Being a Rural Nurse

As the healthcare industry evolves, there continues to be challenges in making sure patients have access to healthcare, and to the providers that support them. In rural areas, for example, residents continue to have limited access to basic healthcare, due in large part to a shortage of healthcare providers such as nurses. 

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How Can Nurses Prevent Malpractice?

Nurses do everything they can to ensure they provide the best care for their patients. However, sometimes they do face accusations of malpractice. Mistakes can happen, especially during busy times, like the height of the pandemic when there was a demand for nurses to take care of an overwhelming number of patients, and when people are working long hours. Burnout can lead to nurses making errors in patient care. For instance, a nurse taking care of several patients at a time may dispense medications later than the prescribed hour, which may cause serious side effects on the patient’s health. 

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Nursing as a Second Career: What You Should Know

Shifting careers is a big deal—but these days, it’s pretty common

When you choose your major in college, that effectively dictates your career trajectory. This is a decision you likely make in your teens, and it will have lifelong consequences. We tend to model our dedication to our professions on previous generations, and if you think about your parents or grandparents, you’ll discover that they often stuck to one job or profession from the day they entered the workforce until they retired. 

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5 Reasons for Pursuing a Career in the Veterinary Industry

Animals are a huge part of life for many people. In 2020, Americans spent $99 billion on their pets, putting veterinary care among today’s fastest-growing industries. In AVMA’s annual Economic State of the Veterinary Profession report, from 2018 to 2019 salaries increased for veterinarians, with the average increasing from $65,983 to $70,045. With low unemployment and plentiful job offers, more than 94% of 2019 veterinary school graduates found full-time work or were able to continue their education.

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How Paramedics Can Stay Healthy at Work

Being a paramedic is a physically taxing job. They are often required to lug around heavy equipment, rush to patients needing immediate help, and run up and down stairs. They must maintain a certain level of physical fitness to be able to do the job. 

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What Are the Steps to Becoming a Paramedic?

Paramedics often take the lead as first responders. As such, they’re expected to have comprehensive training and experience, particularly since life and death decision-making rests on their shoulders. Paramedics require strong leadership skills and training that allows them to perform complex life-saving strategies in high-pressure situations. The ability to maintain a clear head to navigate and manage a crisis is vital. 

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4 Things That Can Help Get You Through Paramedic Training

Are you prepared to take on the challenges of paramedic training?

Becoming a paramedic means being able to work under pressure, often in the most intense emergency scenarios. You need a solid medical background, as well as being physically capable of doing the tasks paramedics are required to do. More importantly, you must be able to remain calm, think on your feet, and make quick decisions based on sound medical knowledge.

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The Evolution of the Nursing Practice

Before diving into the details of how to get an RN degree, it’s interesting to know how the nursing profession evolved. Seeing the history, we can better understand some of the approaches and attitudes that affected the profession for years.

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5 Reasons You Should Study Medical Assisting

The global health crisis caused by the COVID pandemic caused a sudden shift in the healthcare industry. It highlighted the shortage of nursing staff—and made it worse. And when the pandemic comes to an end, there will be job vacancies. According to the Deloitte 2021 Global Health Care Outlook, global health care spending will continue to increase by an average of 10.3% in 2021 and 2022. The spending growth will most likely be driven by the aging population, a shift in care demand, gradual economic recovery, technological and clinical advancements, and improvements in the public healthcare system. 

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