Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Last month I was contacted by Uniformed Scrubs, who supplied quality medical scrubs, to review one of their nurse scrub tops. Soon, I received a nice Navy (TrueBlue) Dickie Scrub in the mail.
Upon opening the package I was amazed at how much the color exactly matched the other navy blue scrubs that I usually wear to work. It was creased where it had been in the package, but I figured that washing it would take care of that. When I went to wear it for the first time, it still had the creases. This could be a positive if you have an iron, but I'm a traveling nurse and don't carry an iron with me.
After putting the scrub on, I noticed that although there was a breast pocket, there was no large pockets on the bottom of the scrubs. This was very difficult for me, because all my other scrubs have those two pockets. I work in a busy ER, and this was very inconvenient for me.
At work I found myself pulling the back of the scrub down related to the fact that it would ride up my hips to my waist in the back. It did not do this in the front. Other than that, it did size fit properly.
On a scale from 1 to 5 stars, I would give the scrub top a 3. I wouldn't buy that style but the quality was great, and I would consider buying a different style.
Uniformed Scrubs has offered all Highway Hypodermics and Epstein LaRue fans a 15% discount by using the code, "trueblue", when purchasing scrubs at the website: www.uniformedscrubs.com
About Uniformed Scrubs: Established in 2012 to provide a quality shopping environment for all scrub and medical uniform shoppers. Their goal is to provide wide variety of products to their customers with the best prices available. Uniformed Scrubs currently provides an easy and convenient shopping experience at Uniformed Scrubs in the future plans to provide the same ease of shopping through physical stores. They strive towards providing an easy and convenient shopping experience, because they know that medical professional work life can be busy and tiring at times. With fast shipping, wide variety of selection of products, color and print options, new fashion items, they believe that Uniformed Scrubs will be a one stop shop for the medical professionals. They carry well known brands for scrubs, tops, pants, lab jackets, clogs, shoes and accessories. Dickies, Cherokee, Baby Phat, Scrubs HQ, Adar, Studio, Tooniforms are just a few out of many brands that their customers can shop for on their online store at Uniformed Scrubs.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Healthcare staffing industry leader Cirrus Medical Staffing is pleased to announce the promotions of Pamela Honeycutt Mackey and Natashae Runnels.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 09, 2013: Cirrus Medical Staffing, an industry leader in travel nursing and allied healthcare staffing, today announced that healthcare staffing industry veterans Pamela Honeycutt Mackey and Natashae Runnels have been promoted to new key roles in the company.
Effective immediately, Mackey is the new Business Development Manager for the eastern part of the nation. In her new role, she will be partnering with clients in the eastern half of the nation to forge new staffing agreements to help fill their immediate and ongoing staffing needs.
As the new Trainer of Account Management, Natashae Runnels will work alongside the account management team and coach the team specifically on new business contract development.
Cirrus Vice President Andrea Zveibil said, “As Cirrus Medical Staffing grows exponentially, having a team dedicated to being on the front line with our clients allows us to continue to provide both our clinicians and hospital clients with world class service.”
“Pamela and Natashae are valuable members of the Cirrus family,” said Randy Holloran, President of Cirrus Medical Staffing. “Their deep understanding of the healthcare staffing industry and their ability to keep up with trends help the organization meet and even exceed our clients’ expectations. We have no doubt that both Pamela and Natashae will prove to be key players in our organization’s success.”
About Cirrus Medical Staffing: Based in Charlotte, NC, Cirrus Medical Staffing is an award-winning, Joint Commission Certified healthcare staffing firm that for over 10 years has been successfully placing medical professionals with leading healthcare facilities throughout the nation. Cirrus specializes in placing nurses and allied health professionals into travel and contract employment.
Friday, March 29, 2013
|Winning service quality scores are more than double industry average, indicating widening gap between industry leaders and laggards.|
Auburn Hills, MI (PRWEB) March 29, 2013: Health Providers Choice announced today it has been named to Inavero’s 2013 Best of Staffing™ lists of award winners. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the fourth annual Best of Staffing lists provide the only statistically valid, objective, service quality benchmarks in the industry and reveal which staffing agencies are delivering exceptional service to their clients and the permanent and temporary employees for whom they find jobs. This year’s lists highlight a growing divide among the industry’s leaders and laggards, and identifies Health Providers Choice as one of the best staffing agencies for companies and job candidates to call when they are in need.
“We are thrilled to be part of such an exclusive group of staffing firms that have been awarded both the awards for Best of Staffing Client and Best of Staffing Talent for 2013,” said Rose Torrento, President and CEO of Health Providers Choice. “That the hospitals and nurses we work with think so highly of our services is a testament to our talented staff who uphold our mission to be a service first organization.” She continued, “We will certainly live up to the high standards that these awards recognize.”
“Few things are more important to companies than the employees you hire,” said Inavero Founder and CEO, Eric Gregg. “The same holds true for candidates on their quest for employment. Staffing agencies have proven to successfully connect companies with permanent and temporary employees. Since the end of the recession, the staffing and recruiting industry has created more jobs than any other single industry in the country**, yet so many companies and job candidates don’t take advantage of this expertise and resource. Our hope is that both companies and talent use the Best of Staffing lists as a benchmark to help select a staffing agency that can either secure the talent or employment opportunity they need.”
®Net Promoter, NPS, and Net Promoter Score are trademarks of Satmetrix Systems, Inc., Bain & Company, and Fred Reichheld. Net Promoter Score is calculated by taking the percentage of respondents who, on a scale of 0 to 10, rate their likelihood to recommend the staffing agency with a score of 9 or 10 (promoters) and subtracting the percentage who rate the staffing agency a six or lower (detractors).
About Inavero: Inavero administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world. Inavero’s team reports on satisfaction surveys from more than 500,000 staffing agency clients and talent each year and the company serves as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive research partner.
Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ is the nation’s only award that recognizes staffing agencies that receive remarkable reviews from their clients and the people they help find jobs (employed talent). The Best of Staffing winner lists are a central place that businesses and talent go to find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need.
About Health Providers Choice: Health Providers Choice, with offices in metro Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Michigan, as well as Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, is an award-winning provider of traveling, contract and per diem nurses regionally and nationwide. Nurse-owned and operated, Health Providers Choice follows three principles – honesty, integrity and respect – to ensure constructive and productive relationships between its client hospitals and nurses. Following these principles has enabled Health Providers Choice to achieve a very high (70%) rate on contract extensions and to maintain a large source of candidates through referrals – at least 65% of its nurses refer at least one candidate to the company.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Springer Publishing Company, an award-winning health and social sciences publisher, donated over 9,000 books this month to The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program, the leading provider of donated information resources in the region.
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 20, 2013: Springer Publishing Company, an award-winning health and social sciences publisher, donated over 9,000 books this month to The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program, the leading provider of donated information resources in the region. The publisher joins more than 30 academic and professional publishers donating to the group.
“At Springer Publishing Company, we believe in the power of education, and agree with Books for Asia that an educated population is better equipped to fight poverty, disease, injustice, and instability,” said Springer Publishing CEO, Ted Nardin. “This and our content expertise in fields such as nursing, public health, social work, and counseling—areas of critical need in developing countries—make this an ideal partnership for us. We are happy to do our small part in empowering regions of need by placing the most cutting-edge health and social sciences literature in the hands of its students, educators, and leaders.”
The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program donates one million books to education institutions in 19 developing countries each year, and connects students, educators, and local and national leaders with the knowledge they need to thrive. Their book donations and digital projects help enhance English-language skills; sharpen vocational and research skills; build knowledge in the business, legal, and science professions; and infuse children with an early love of reading that is critical to literacy.
Among the various titles Springer Publishing donated to the program are The Official Guide for Foreign-Educated Nurses, Safe Patient Handling and Movement, Educating Health Professionals in Low-Resource Countries, and The Complete HIV/AIDS Teaching Kit.
“Books for Asia is thrilled to receive these book donations from Springer Publishing,” commented the program’s Senior Communications Officer, Wendy Rockett. “The demand in developing Asia for high-quality books in the medical and nursing fields is very high. What little reference material health care workers in developing Asia have are often dated, so donations of books of this caliber will make quite an impact on the quality of care they can provide.”
A pioneer in health care and social science publishing, Springer Publishing Company is known as an innovative nursing, public health, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, counseling, and gerontology publisher. The company has won numerous awards, including the American Library Association (ALA) Choice Awards, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PROSE Awards, and the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards, and publishes about 100 titles annually, all available as eBooks, in addition to 21 journals. From nursing to psychology, Springer Publishing Company is passionate about providing the best professional books, textbooks, guides, and reference works to professionals, instructors, and students. For more information, visit http://www.springerpub.com.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
American Journal of Nursing 2012 Book of the Year in the Category of Professional Development Awarded to “The Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy, Health, and Success”
Bark Coaching Institute’s course companion, “The Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy, Health, and Success,” has been recognized as one of the most valuable nursing texts—a panel of nurse experts judged it to be a 2012 AJN Book of the Year in the Professional Development and Issues category.
Alameda, CA (PRWEB) January 23, 2013: Bark Coaching Institute’s course companion, “The Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy, Health, and Success” has been recognized as one of the most valuable nursing texts—a panel of nurse experts judged it to be a 2012 AJN Book of the Year in the Professional Development and Issues category. Written by Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC (ICF), NC-BC (AHNCC), it is the foundation for the Bark Coaching Institute model, which is a holistic and integral approach to professional coaching. The book also incorporates contributions from 38 of Dr. Bark’s colleagues from a variety of disciplines, who describe applications of the model in nursing, dentistry, leadership, equine training and more.
In recent years, the role of “coach” has become increasingly pertinent to nurses and other healthcare professionals. Coaching is about effecting change—a process that is congruent with nursing. According to the Institute of Medicine’s report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, nurses are leading the way as health care transitions to a new focus on disease prevention and health promotion. In fact, the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) recently developed a new certification exam for “Nurse Coaching” further supporting the role of the nurse in promoting healthy behaviors, lifestyle modification, and quality of life across diverse populations.
An interdisciplinary resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals, “The Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy, Health, and Success” offers multidimensional coaching tools for helping clients along their personal health journeys. The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) calls this book “creative, innovative,…and quite fun to read,” stating that “Nurses in any aspect of the discipline can use coaching skills to enhance practice and promote improved patient outcomes, cultivate leadership skills, and offer realistic models for finding career fulfillment.”
Merging scholarly, theoretical, and practical information, the book provides a tool kit for customizing the use of coaching in one’s practice and also personal life. The integrated framework of the model incorporates powerful tools such as prioritizing, storytelling, imagery, and the use of affirmations to enable people to travel forward on a path to their wellness goals. Finding out how sense of purpose can impact motivation or shape an aspiration is also part of the model. It provides ways for coaches and clients to employ intuition and the more subtle aspects of being present to move quickly and easily toward their goals with greater authenticity, often eliminating false starts or wrong turns.
“Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy, Health, and Success” is a resource for nurses and all people who want to help others lead flourishing, happier lives.
Press copies are available upon request by contacting (602) 425-5201
Print copies may be purchased online. New eBook now available for Kindle.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Linda Bark PhD, RN is a Master Certified Coach (International Coach Federation) and a Board Certified Nurse Coach (American Holistic Nurses Certification Corporation) and has more than 20 years of coaching experience in her private practice as well as 15 years of training coaches nationwide. She currently teaches through Bark Coaching Institute, JFK University, and the National Institute of Whole Health. She also offers customized coach training programs for managers, faculty, hospitals, clinics and healthcare organizations. Whether she is leading a medical tour to China or offering a coach training teleclass or playshop, nothing makes her happier than to co-create learning experiences that empower people and help them feel and maintain a sense of ease, fun and fulfillment.
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The Bark Coaching Institute is an innovative learning organization that is based on the emerging holistic and integral perspective. This new worldview focuses on connection, uniqueness and wholeness. It’s mission is to educate professionals in a new way of thinking about coaching to achieve greater levels of success and fulfillment. Founder, Linda Bark, and its faculty and staff members, work to establish the holistic/ integral worldview through creative, fun, and evidence-based coaching education for professionals. BCI’s courses are certified through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and are approved for continuing nursing education credit** that can be applied towards the new Nurse Coaching certification exam.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Primary care clinicians are encouraged to diagnose case studies for prizes
Millstone Township, NJ (PRWEB) January 08, 2013: Consultant announced today that it will launch its new Photo Quiz Challenge on January 14, 2013. The 10-week, 10-quiz contest tasks healthcare professionals with quickly identifying ailments in order to win prizes. Interested participants should visit consultant360.com/photoquizchallenge to register and take the first photo quiz January 14, 2013.
Consultant’s Photo Quiz Challenge features a photo, along with a case description, distributed weekly for ten weeks, on which participating healthcare professionals are to identify the ailment, mostly dermatologic in nature, as quickly as possible. At the end of the 10-week competition, the participant who spends the least amount of time answering the questions correctly wins a $1,000 American Express gift card and free registration to the Primary Care Cardiometabolic Risk Summit in Las Vegas, NV on October 18-20, 2013.
“Educational activities that go above and beyond traditional learning agendas, like the Photo Quiz Challenge, are what make the Consultant brand strong. We bring a variety of educational tools and resources to challenge primary care clinicians on a weekly basis, to strengthen their diagnostic acumen. Consultant’s number one goal is to make our readers stronger clinicians, and help their patients receive the best care,” said Julie Bowen, Editorial Director for Consultant.
Participants of Consultant’s Photo Quiz Challenge include, but are not limited to, primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and all other healthcare professionals interested in medical cases that are primarily dermatologic in nature.
Consultant and Consultant360.com, managed by HMP Communications, LLC, are print and online sources that bring together practical, clinical advice from top experts in many specialties for primary care practitioners. By focusing on the "how-to" of diagnosing and treating common medical problems, Consultant has become the No. 1 independent clinical journal for more than 250,000 office-based primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, according to syndicated research studies. For more information on Consultant, visit http://www.consultant360.com.
About HMP Communications, LLC: HMP Communications, LLC, is a leader in healthcare communications and education. The company publishes some of the nation's most well respected journals across three key medical divisions: Wound Care/Podiatry, Cardiology and Life Sciences. HMP also offers more than 20 years of meeting management/production expertise and over a decade producing cutting-edge, online education. Visit hmpcommunicationsholdings.com for more information.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Nurse staffing agency American Traveler emphasizes the need for culturally-sensitive nurses in areas of the country prone to diversity. Twenty-year nurse study positions traveling nurses as more ethnically and racially diverse and capable of treating disparate patient populations.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) November 14, 2012: For hospitals and health systems in parts of the country where nurses aren’t as plentiful, travel nursing or contract staff nurses may be the answer, according to a recent study* released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Authors examined registered nurse (RN) data from years 1984 to 2008 to find that RNs contracted through nurse staffing agencies have education levels similar to permanent nurse staff and are more ethnically and racially diverse.
Though on average traveling nurses and other short-term RNs possess slightly less experience than permanent nurses – 15 years vs. 18 years respectively, reports the study, contract nurses are just as capable of working across multiple healthcare settings and in some cases better equipped to deliver competent care to diverse patient populations. In particular to the 30 million plus Americans added to insurance roles as the nation’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act becomes reality.
Because travel nurses are more likely than permanent nurses to hold licenses in multiple U.S. States, they become valued assets for healthcare employers whose local labor pools cannot accommodate the needs of local patients. During the period surveyed, between 4.4 percent and 13.7 percent of supplemental nurses worked in states in which they didn’t reside. The study also suggests that healthcare facilities that utilize experienced travel nurses to supplement their permanent nursing staff could be better prepared to respond to the regional shifts that occur with nursing shortages.
“Whereas travel nurses and contract RNs are ideal for addressing nurse events such as seasonal fluctuations in patient volume, maternity leaves, and short-term disability; it is the overall acute nursing shortage that has created the greatest demand for our healthcare staffing services,” said Robert L. Bok, C.E.O. of nurse staffing agency, American Traveler Staffing Professionals.
Bok said as more under-served patient populations gain access to quality healthcare, hospitals will need to respond appropriately by on-boarding nurses who can communicate effectively with culturally diverse groups – something traveling nurses are accustomed to.
“Take for instance an RN that has worked multiple assignments in Florida, a state that is home to hundreds of cultures from around the world. This travel nurse is an asset to any hospital located in and around coastal cities, ethnic communities and tourist centers. The ability to quickly adapt and be culturally sensitive are traits inherent to experienced nurse travelers,” Bok said.
States experiencing the highest nurse shortages in 2012 include those known for disparate ethnic groups, such as California, Florida, Texas, New York and New Jersey. The fast growing number of baby boomers in these states combined with fewer nurses entering the workforce has created a demand for healthcare that continues to outpace the number of available RNs.
“Travel nurses for some hospitals are not the ultimate answer to solving nurse shortage problems- especially in the long-term. They are, however, extremely valuable as healthcare providers adapt to new healthcare laws and look for ways to close patient care gaps as more ethnically diverse patients enter the system,” Bok said.
About American Traveler: The Joint Commission-certified American Traveler specializes in short-term, travel nursing and permanent positions for RNs, Physical Therapists, OTs, SLPs and other allied health professionals. American Traveler places these professionals in rewarding positions across the nation, from world-renowned university teaching hospitals to rural medical facilities. In addition, American Traveler is proud to offer a full array of workforce management software to hospitals that includes Internal Staffing, Vendor Staffing, and Contingent Workforce Management. Our solutions encompass all aspects of supplemental staffing that optimize hospitals' valuable human resources, savings of significant capital, and ease the burdens of maintaining adequate staffing levels.