Here is your weekend report. This is a round-up and overview of this weeks Travel Nurse happenings with all of the weekly posts in one place for easy navigation. Don’t forget, if you have questions or comments or material that you would like to see covered on Gypsy Nurse, let me know in the comments below. I hope you have enjoyed the content this week. Don’t forget to follow me via Facebook or Twitter (or both) to get the most recent content as it’s posted. Have a great weekend and I’ll be back on Monday. Gypsy Nurse Halloween in Salem Mass Weekly Nursing Vital Signs: What’s new and happening in the News Veterans Day: She’s in the Navy now! Embarking on a Health Journey: Connections Made on the Road Meet Cast Member Fernando of MTV’s “Scrubbing In” Travel Nurse Interview: Lori Mercer Destination Report: St Clare Hospital Baraboo, WI Check out the Staffing Agency Submissions in the Directory Have you worked for any of the companies listed? If so, please fill out a review! If you would like to see your company listed in the directory, send them the submission link. I hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks edition of Travel Nursing Happenings. Stay tuned next week for additional great content! Have a great weekend.
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This hospital is amazing! I would return every summer! It is the hospital that serves the Wisconsin Dells. EPIC charting, amazing group of Doctors and Mid Levels.
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Gestational diabetes occurs more frequently in African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, and people with a family history of diabetes than in other groups. Obesity is also associated with higher risk. Women who have had gestational diabetes have a 35% to 60% chance of developing diabetes in the next 10–20 years. Source: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/DDTSTRS/default.aspx
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Find someone to do things with while on assignment. So far I have not been able to find anyone to do things with. If you don’t mind exploring on your own then you are golden. I myself like to have someone to talk to while exploring. Do as much as possible and enjoy where you are at even if the hospital is not the most pleasant. Trip advisor will tell you the most popular things to do in your area.
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Risk factors are less well defined for type 1 diabetes than for type 2 diabetes, but autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors are involved in developing this type of diabetes. Source: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/DDTSTRS/default.aspx
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Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, prior history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, physical inactivity, and race/ethnicity. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, and some Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes Source: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/DDTSTRS/default.aspx
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The Gypsy Nurse recently had an opportunity to speak via phone with three of the Scrubbing In cast members. The Gypsy Nurse attempts to maintain neutrality in most situations in order to simply provide information and facts. This same stance was taken when speaking with the nurses from Scrubbing In. There is a ton of negative commentary floating around the nursing world in regards to “Scrubbing In” as well as the nurses that make up the cast. I did the following series of interviews before ever seeing the first episode in attempt to see these nurses (cast members) as what they are…professionals, co-workers, peers and most importantly fellow Gypsy’s. I would like to introduce you to cast member Fernando, RN TNCC CCRN Hometown: El Paso, TX MTV’s Bio: “Fernando is in a committed relationship with his partner Eddie, but doesn’t let that stop him from traveling. This will be Fernando’s 5th time going out as a traveling nurse and he loves it. Eddie knows Fernando has a wild side and wonders if he will ever decide to stay in one place. Fernando feels the utmost pride in knowing he has what it takes to be a traveling nurse, but also knows that it’s going to be difficult for the travel newbies. He may be a mentor to some of our nurses, but possibly a bad influence on others who can’t find the right blend of work and play!“ Fernando and I discussed having cameras around during the patient care. He states that it […]
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Other specific types of diabetes resulting from specific genetic syndromes,surgery, drugs, malnutrition, infections, and other illnesses may account for 1% to 5% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Source: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/DDTSTRS/default.aspx
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The following is the second in a series of posts documenting the path of two Graduate nurses embarking on an unconventional Health Journey… This second article discusses connections made on the road. I met Maggie and Chelsea at a Gypsy Nurse Meet & Greet in Knoxville back at the beginning of May 2013. Maggie and Chelsea were at that point, nearly Graduate Nurses, with only a few short days left of finals and Graduation. I’m still uncertain why they chose to attend the Travel Nurse Meet & Greet but I am thrilled to have met them and been invited along on their their unconventional journey of learning, exploration and travel… The sun has been up for a solid two hours when I finally crawl out of my sleeping bag. I stretch and greet the fresh morning air with a yawn, slip on sneakers and decide to go for a run. As I trot along the small paved rode in the campground, I look up and can see the very tip of the Tetons peeking up over the trees. My morning run has been what gives me a rhythm in this seemingly rhythmless lifestyle and also reminds me of how different each place is. Has it been a month? That seems so strange. Our time is now kept straight by location, rather than days of the week. The past few states — South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming — have given us peace of mind and a beautiful feeling of insignificance. Our first night […]
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Here are your weekly Vital Signs for week ending 11/8/13 Compiled and written by: Teresa Posthumus, RN Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix Study Suggests Taking the recommended dose of acetaminophen, combined with a small to moderate amount of alcohol, produces a 123 percent increased risk of kidney disease, according to a new preliminary study. FDA Protecting and Promoting Your Health FDA Drug Safety Communication: Updated recommendations to decrease risk of spinal column bleeding and paralysis in patients on low molecular weight heparins 11/6/2013 The effects of Lovenox on a certain patient population. What are the newest safety practice for Healthcare Providers Europe at ‘polio risk’ from Syria As Americans we don’t always feel like news from around the world can affect us. There is a lot of travel between Europe and America. Read the following article and see how small the world can be. That sums up this weeks Nursing Vital Signs, covering the topics that have been prevalent in the Nursing and Healthcare news streams for the past week. Please visit us again next Monday for more Weekly Nursing Vital Signs.
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