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Preventing COVID-19 in Long-term Care Facilities

The COVID-19 outbreak has taken a grim toll on people of all ages in the United States, but particularly on older adults living in long-term care facilities. More than 60,000 nursing home residents have contracted the disease, according to a June 2, 2020, report released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); nearly 26,000 residents have died. Preventing ...
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Employee Temperature Screenings

The CDC is recommending temperature checks for people currently working as well as employees returning to work in some counties.  Numerous Governors are starting to make the same recommendation to Companies nationwide. Now, employers in many different industries are considering requesting clinicians to assist with temperature checks on employees who are reporting to work and send them home to avoid ...
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5 Key Strategies to Prepare for COVID-19 in Long-term Care Settings

5 Key Strategies to Prepare for COVID-19 in Long-term Care Settings COVID-19 has claimed more than 100,000 lives in the United States, and has sickened millions more. While people of all ages can contract the highly infectious disease, older adults are particularly vulnerable. More than 60,000 nursing home residents have COVID-19, according to a June 2, 2020, report released by ...
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Tips to Choose a Destination as a Travel Nurse

Travel nursing gives you a chance to explore new locations. Choosing the right location for your career can seem daunting when you have so many options. The key is focusing on the factors that are most important in your life and for your situation. Consider Your Interests The first factor to consider when looking into your options as a travel ...
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3 Tips to Evaluate Travel Nurse Pay Packages

When you look at travel nurse positions, you may notice that the details about pay packages are not the same. Recruiters give a quote with differing numbers and different details. The result of complicated pay packages is that you can face challenges determining the best options for your career goals. By learning to evaluate a travel nurse pay package, you ...
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3 Loose Ends to Address Before Taking a Travel Nursing Assignment

Moving to a new location for a travel nurse position means you will have a few loose ends to tie up. You do not want to face undue challenges or problems because you forgot to handle an important detail before the move. Fortunately, you can reduce your stress as you travel by taking a few key steps before the move ...
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Ways to Maintain Circulation During a Long Shift

Working as a travel nurse means you will spend time on your feet. Depending on the job and your hours, you may spend as much as 8 to 12 hours a day on your feet. That means you need to take measures to keep your body healthy during a long shift. Opt for Comfortable Shoes The foundation of any job ...
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Evaluating Taxable Pay in Travel Nursing

Travel nursing pay packages are a complicated process. You have different forms of payment and benefits. Although part of your pay is taxable, you also receive non-taxable income via housing stipends, travel reimbursement and funds for specific needs. By evaluating the package carefully, you can avoid complications with your taxes and prevent IRS red flags when filing your paperwork. What ...
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Floating and Travel Nursing

When you take on a role as a travel nurse, you may find that hospitals and medical facilities expect you to float. They may ask you to adjust to a variety of changes throughout your time in the facility or hospital. By preparing in advance, you will not find yourself facing undue challenges when you start a new job. What ...
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Factors that Impact your Job Search as a Travel Nurse

Taking on a new job is always exciting. When you enjoy traveling and want to incorporate your travel plans into a nursing career, a travel nurse position may seem like the best solution for your goals. Although travel nursing is an exciting career opportunity, you should be aware that it may take time before you actually start working in a ...
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