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Exclusive COVID-19 Crisis Freebies for Nurses April 11, 2020

Exclusive COVID-19 Crisis Freebies for Nurses

She felt like she deserves a freebie. She has police friends who always receive free meals, donuts, and coffee throughout the community, and she always thinks, “when would it be a nurse’s turn?” Well my friends, it took a pandemic crisis, but our nurses have now got a chance for their freebies. For those types of nurses who love gifts, it’s time to receive one.

We searched the internet and found everything from socks to coffee, all for free!

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Must Know Survival Tips for Nurses April 11, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Must Know Survival Tips for Nurses

About the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Since December 2019,  multiple clusters of COVID-19 cases have been reported across more than 70 countries which include highly affected Italy, Iran, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the virus to be a nationwide health emergency following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) declaration of a public health emergency of international concern on January 30, 2020.

The first death due to COVID-19 in the United States was reported in Kirkland, Washington State, on February 29, 2020. Since then, the number of new cases and deaths has been accelerating exponentially at a frightening rate.

But just how big of a threat is coronavirus?

Here’s what you need to know.

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Key Patient Advocate Nursing Practices for Registered Nurses April 11, 2020

Key Patient Advocate Nursing Practices for Registered Nurses

What is patient advocacy?

According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), the definition of Patient Advocacy is:

  • Protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities;
  • Prevention of illness and injury;
  • Alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response;
  • Advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

From years, Patient Advocacy has saved lives, helped in maintaining the good health of patients, decreased the nurses’ workload, ensured caring and quality care of patients, and has minimized burden on the healthcare system.

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How Important are ICU Nursing Notes to Predict Patient Survival April 11, 2020

How Important are ICU Nursing Notes to Predict Patient Survival

What are nursing notes?

Since nurses are patient advocates and often have the most contact with their patients, their notes provide the most complete picture of the patient’s health to the other health professionals and specialists involved in their care. A nursing note is a medical note into a medical or health record made by a nurse that can provide an accurate reflection of nursing assessments, changes in patient conditions, care provided and relevant information to support the clinical team to deliver excellent care.

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2020 Emergency Room Nursing Skills April 11, 2020

2020 Emergency Room Nursing Skills

While many emergency nursing skills are taught in a classroom, other ER nursing skills can only be developed in the emergency room while on the clock. Being an emergency room nurse takes an incredible amount of skills and training, as it’s a fast-paced, high-stress environment. While schooling helps in the development of skills, some emergency room nursing skills come only with experience. However, the calm can be shattered by the simultaneous arrival of several patients as patients will come to you with broken bones, open wounds, debilitating diseases, among others. ER nurses must have the skills to deal with such situations.

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When an ICU Nurse Becomes an ICU Patient April 11, 2020

When an ICU Nurse Becomes an ICU Patient

An ICU nurse’s personal story of a tormenting stay on a ventilator and how it caused her to look at her patients in a new light.

I have been a nurse for 10 years, but in the winter of 2011, around Christmas, I began feeling ill. Before I knew, I got so sick that I was disoriented, not realizing the perilous situation I was in.

After having no contact with me for several days, my parents came to visit and realized that something was wrong with me. They quickly loaded me into the car and rushed me to the hospital.

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Share in the Wealth with the Skillgigs Referral Program January 17, 2020

Share in the Wealth with the Skillgigs Referral Program

There are many reasons people jump into travel nursing.

Adventure, freedom, and job opportunities are a few; however, money has been the number one reason people go to travel nursing.

But what if you want that vacation to last a little longer? Maybe you have a bill you want paid off or even just more money to splurge. A little extra cash could go a long way. By having an amazing circle of healthcare industry professionals and friends, a simple referral could land you and your friend up to $3000 total per referral! Here’s how:
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The NLC in 2020 January 10, 2020

The NLC in 2020

It is 2020 finally and that means new adventures, new experiences and new places to take on!

We’ve talked about it before. Most healthcare providers introduced to the idea of travel nursing are enticed by the lifestyle and freedom available to travelers but getting several different licenses for each state can be expensive and daunting.

Luckily, the Nurse Licensure Compact States are here to make your life easier. And every passing year, new adventures become available.

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December Healthcare Provider of the Month: Carla January 3, 2020

December Healthcare Provider of the Month: Carla

With so many positive moments and effort this month,  it’s tough finding the shining stars.

Every month our nurses do an amazing job but only one can be the Healthcare Provider of the Month (HPoM). This month, Carla V. has the honor of receiving our HPoM Award!

December has been a crazy month. With the holidays keeping everyone busy and stressed, nothing has been more amazing than our nurses. It was challenging to choose just one; however, this month we honor Carla V., a Med Surg RN who is currently working with us in Alabama! She has shown such positivity and has built an amazing relationship with one of our Healthcare Relationship Managers, Paul R. Keep reading to learn more about Carla’s experience with Skillgigs and how she is enjoying her time with us.

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Essential E’s of Houston December 27, 2019

Essential E’s of Houston

You may think you know Southern metropolis; however, we’ve found some things that may change your mind.

Over the last two decades, Houston has silently grown into a diverse cultural and culinary destination attracting artists, chefs, and eccentrics to its humid borders offering low-cost living and freedom to be who you want to be!

In fact, Houston is the most diverse city in America! Houston is huge, it’s basically five cities surrounded by a giant freeway loop. Each area has a distinct cultural identity yet sharing many of the qualities that make up Houston. When people think of Texas images of cowboys, brisket, and football come to mind. These things still exist in fact they are alive and well in Houston but Houston is now home to large Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Latin, Indo-Pak, and African populations whose cultures have trickled into everyday Houston life!

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