Virus Is Causing Surge In Healthcare HiringRead the rest of this entry »
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, the demand for healthcare workers is surging.
A Glassdoor analysis well before the outbreak was declared a pandemic, said, "Dozens of job postings for health care workers, scientists and data specialists are popping up as organizations prepare for the outbreak."
More recently, the report's author Daniel Zhao told public media's Marketplace, "There is a wide mix of skills needed... [including] ...
AI Could Be the Answer to Alarm FatigueRead the rest of this entry »
Patient monitoring technology has proven both a boon and, in some ways, a burden to medical science.
Automatic sensors can detect heart fluctuations, sounding an alarm that will bring staff running. Other sensors monitor respiration, brain activity, temperature and multiple other critical factors, alerting professionals when help is needed.
However, these monitors can be so sensitive they send alerts for even minor departures from preset norms. A busy surgical unit ...
Employers Need to Prepare For Virus SpreadRead the rest of this entry »
While the US has so far seen few cases of the coronavirus, employers need to plan should the situation change, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a recent briefing.
“Now is the time for businesses, hospitals, community schools, and everyday people to begin preparing,” said CDC spokesman Benjamin Haynes. Employers should “begin to respond in a flexible way to differing levels of severity, to refine their ...
10 Of the Highest Paying Nursing JobsRead the rest of this entry »
Nursing has been on so many "great jobs" and "hardest to fill jobs" lists for so long that unless you're in the profession, it's easy to assume all nurses are pretty much the same.
Unless you're a healthcare insider, we tend to think of nurses as those men and women in medical offices who take our blood pressure, temperature and other essentials. Or we think of the professionals in scrubs ...
Healthcare Dominates 'Best Jobs' ListRead the rest of this entry »
Did you miss the newest release of the annual list of "Best Healthcare Jobs" by U.S. News & World Report?
Coming out just after the start of the new year when so much other news made the headlines, the list of all the "Best Jobs," which includes healthcare, didn't make its usual splash. Too bad, because the U.S. News methodology makes it more than a popularity contest, taking ...
Do 10 Push-Ups and Live LongerRead the rest of this entry »
If you want to live longer and reduce your chances of health problems or having a heart attack, do push-ups., walk faster and improve your grip strength.
All three have been shown to be better predictors of health and longevity than weight and the time-honored body mass index.
The Atlantic published an intriguing article detailing a wave of studies suggesting there are better and more reliable indicators of health than ...
Clinical Research Hit By High TurnoverRead the rest of this entry »
Clinical research associates in the US are leaving jobs at the rate of 30% a year, says a new report from the consulting, tax and advisory firm, BDO.
Where turnover rates for these clinical monitoring professionals had been holding steady at 25%, the rate jumped between 2017 and 2018 by 4%. Outside the US, the global average is a modest 16%.
Turnover has plagued clinical / contract research organizations (CROs) ...
Healthcare Outlook: Many Challenges, No Quick FixesRead the rest of this entry »
Already undergoing a challenging and sometimes painful changes, the global healthcare sector can expect more of the same in 2020 and for some time beyond. But these changes also present opportunities, says a 2020 outlook from Deloitte.
The drivers of the the sector's transformation are many: "A growing and aging population, rising prevalence of chronic diseases, infrastructure investments, technological advancement, evolving care models, higher labor costs amid worker shortages, ...
The Secret to a Well Paid Flex Job? STEM and HealthcareRead the rest of this entry »
FlexJobs has come out with a list of a dozen jobs that offer flexible work options like remote work, flexible and part-time scheduling or freelancing. Sounds good? Here's the icing: 10 out the 12 pay well above the national average.
Ready to go job hunting? There's a catch: You need a degree and professional training to snag one of the big money jobs. And we're not at all convinced just ...
Research Shows Flu Shots Benefit AsthmaticsRead the rest of this entry »
For most of us, getting the flu makes us miserable for a week or so. But for asthmatics, getting the flu is far worse. Not only can it trigger an asthma attack -- shortness of breath, wheezing and chest constriction -- but it is more likely to lead to pneumonia.
Yet, as the CDC notes, "most people with asthma don’t receive a flu shot every year." They worry the ...