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So, You've Got a Doctor's Appointment You Say?

Written by Julia Tortorice
Meet your Doctor

Photo by: Vic (Flickr)

Arriving prepared assures a beneficial appointment for you and your doctor.

Even if you are the most dutiful of patients who schedules your physical like clockwork every year, you might not be getting the most out of your annual checkup. Your doctor and nurse are not the only ones who need to be prepared for your appointment - patients need to come to the appointment prepared too! So, you've got a doctor's appointment you say? Let me give you some tips on how to make it the most productive appointment you've ever had!

The Effects of Working the Night Shift

Written by Julia Tortorice
Night Shift Nurse

Photo by: Nick (Flickr)

Working the night shift affects everyone, not just nurses.

Working the Night Shift

Night shift nurses might be the envy of some of their colleagues if they receive increased pay, but I can assure you that being a night shift nurse comes with a high cost: your health. Since the beginning of industries requiring 24-hour work shifts, we have sensed that working night shift hours doesn't resonate well with our bodies. Past studies have shown that the effects of working night shifts cause all sorts of chaos to our system; recent studies tell us why.

CEUFast Course Overview: Infection Control and Barrier Precautions

Written by Julia Tortorice
Wash Your Hands

Photo by: Arlington County (Flickr)

Infection control and barrier precautions go far beyond washing hands.

CEUFast Course Overview: Infection Control and Barrier Precautions

If you are practicing medicine in New York state, you are required to take infection control courses every four years at a minimum. You must also submit proof that you have taken and passed your infection control and barrier precautions course to the state Department of Health. If you fail to do so, you will lose your license. If you are working long shifts and/or raising a family at the same time, it might seem impossible to find the time to take an infection control course. Fortunately, CEUFast offers an NYS infection control course online so you can get the certification you need while you're at home.

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