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The Future of Psychiatry

June 27, 2016 by Jennifer Landis

Psychiatry has long relied on traveling to a book-lined doctor’s office and sitting for an hour on an uncomfortable or overstuffed couch while you talk. Based on these conversations, a psychiatrist determines the best treatment options for a patient. This technique often runs into resistance or outright dishonesty that can hinder or halt treatment. That stereotype may be a thing of the past, as new tools and techniques emerge to bring psychiatry into the 21st century. What new and exciting changes are sweeping the field of psychiatry and how will they alter how we look at mental health and the treatment of mental illnesses?[read more]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Handling Elderly Patients

June 21, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

As people age, new concerns arise. It becomes more difficult to communicate with patients and discuss their needs in a constructive manner. The anger, sadness, confusion, and fear that comes as individuals lose their physical and mental capacity often comes across in aggressive speech or behaviors. Then, there are those who suffer from mental and physical illnesses, which makes the situation considerably worse.[read more]

Do it like Disney: Developing Orthopedic Centers of Excellence

May 25, 2016 by Maeghan Nicholson

I just returned from attending the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) Annual Congress, which this year was held on site at Walt Disney World. It got me thinking about what kind of lessons orthopedic programs can learn from the “house of mouse.”The Walt Disney Company is the proud owner of one of the most successful brands...[read more]

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Five Fields In Healthcare That Are Quickly Growing

May 17, 2016 by Anita Ginsburg

The healthcare industry can be extremely lucrative, but it is tough for many students and professionals to decide which fields are growing and in need of new talent. Here is a list of five healthcare fields that are not only growing today, but also estimated to need thousands of new employees in the coming years.[read more]

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Moles: Simple Skin Issue or Something More?

May 12, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

This article presents a selection of research papers on the subject of neuroscience and neurology published in April. As usual, many new interesting findings were made public this month, and the selection presented here reflects mostly my personal opinion of their importance.[read more]

Lessons on Building a Great Ortho Team from The Avengers

May 12, 2016 by Maeghan Nicholson

Although it may seem crazy, orthopedic teams can actually learn a lot from Marvel’s hit comic book series and movie franchise “The Avengers.” The comic books and movies explore what happens when some of the world’s best superheroes join forces to fight for good. Each Avenger brings something unique to the table in terms of power, skill and expertise, and this is exactly how you should approach the process for building your orthopedic team.[read more]

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Managing The Nursing Shortage: 3 Short Term Solutions

March 15, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

With an aging population, there’s a greater need for nurses in our health system than ever before. Yet, instead of a growing staff, many hospitals are seeing their numbers decline as older members of the work force retire. Because of this, hospitals are struggling to give the high quality care patients need and deserve.[read more]

Magnet Designation and Nurses

March 15, 2016 by Michael Jones

If you have been a nurse for longer than a minute, you’ve heard about Magnet hospitals, but you may not have heard what it actually means for patients and for nurses to be in a Magnet hospital. It’s easy to define a Magnet hospital, but it may not be as easy to decide whether or not a Magnet is the right place for you to hang your stethoscope.[read more]

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How Staffing Agencies are Helping Healthcare Professionals Land their Dream Jobs

February 26, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Yes, thousands of nurses, nursing aides, rehabilitation workers, home health providers and medical staff of every ilk find work each year through temporary placements. Some of these lead to long-term and even permanent jobs. Some allow workers to simply explore the healthcare profession and all the opportunities within that system.[read more]

The Basics of TBIs and the NFL

February 24, 2016 by Bernadette Coleman

Football season may be over for the year, but the concussions experienced by many NFL Football players will have effects that long outlast the Super Bowl. The different kinds of brain damage that can occur as a result of being a professional football player have received more extensive media coverage in recent years. This article will give you the basics about why traumatic brain injuries have been such an issue for the NFL.[read more]

How To Attract Patients in a Consumer-Driven Healthcare Market

February 13, 2016 by Annette Hogan

In the current dynamic healthcare market your patients are encouraged to choose among individual practitioners, health plans, provider settings and technological options. One response has been an increasing focus on customer service values across the healthcare sector.[read more]

Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness: How to Educate Others

February 11, 2016 by Bernadette Coleman

The short and long term impacts of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can affect both the individual who experienced the injury, their family members, and friends. Often people who have suffered a TBI do not know where to start when it comes to educating the people they love. There are many ways to begin to help those around you understand what a TBI is and what the potential long-term consequences may be.[read more]

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