How to Create a LGBTQIA+ Friendly Healthcare Practice

In the last ten years, the percentage of US adults who identify as something other than heterosexual has more than doubled. How does this affect medical practices? Finding LGBTQIA+ friendly places don’t pertain only to bars and social groups, but also to making sure as a community we get the proper care we need. If you are looking to make a practice more inclusive and … Continue reading How to Create a LGBTQIA+ Friendly Healthcare Practice

Contract 101 for Healthcare Professionals

Picture this: You finish clinical training, you get all your certifications, you get a license to practice, and you’re ready to work. A contract is offered to you by XYZ hospital. You gladly take it and thank them for giving you the opportunity. Suddenly the job isn’t what you expected. You are overworked, underpaid, and never know where you’ll be working– but it was stated … Continue reading Contract 101 for Healthcare Professionals

7 Must-Have Soft Skills for Every Exceptional Nurse

There are about 5.13 million registered nurses in the United States and over 900 thousand registered PNs. Nursing is a growing industry, and it can become hard to stand out when there are many other applicants going for the same opportunities. As a staffing agency, we discover applicants’ hard skills through their resumes, by seeing their performance level in a skills checklist, and seeing proof … Continue reading 7 Must-Have Soft Skills for Every Exceptional Nurse

5 Common Misconceptions About Autism and How You Can Help End the Stigma

The earliest description of Autism in a person was first recorded in 1799, though the term “Autism” wasn’t coined until 1911 in Germany. However, the definition for “Autism” initially described severe hallucination and schizophrenia in children and was later changed by Michael Rutter, leading child-psychiatric researcher, in 1972. Rutter stated, “the autistic child has a deficiency of fantasy rather than an excess.” Autism through the … Continue reading 5 Common Misconceptions About Autism and How You Can Help End the Stigma

AHEC Cares: How You Can Help Ukraine

Just a few weeks ago, no one would have imagined that a country would be invaded, or that nearly 7% of the Ukrainian population would have left their homeland.  It was reported on Monday that 2.8 million of the approximately 44 million Ukrainians have emigrated to other countries, with Poland taking on a significant number of these refugees. It seems a world away to some, … Continue reading AHEC Cares: How You Can Help Ukraine

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Perks of Traveling 2.0

The pandemic has increased the need for travel personnel in response to increased hospitalization and a decrease in the workforce. Even as COVID-19 seems to be winding down, travel contracts for healthcare facilities around the world continue to prevail, and many travel contracts are extending early in the contract. Being a traveler is a different experience than being a permanent facility staff member. Depending on … Continue reading Perks of Traveling 2.0

Laughter Is the Best Medicine: 7 Medical Puns to Get You Through the Day

Advance Health Education Center and MEDRelief Staffing would like to encourage you to take a moment to laugh this weekend for World Laughter Day and International Day of Happiness. Merriam-Webster defines Laugh as “to show emotion (such as mirth, joy, or scorn) with a chuckle or explosive vocal sound.” According to an article of the New York Times, laughter triggers the production of endorphins through … Continue reading Laughter Is the Best Medicine: 7 Medical Puns to Get You Through the Day

Tubman, Truth, and Taylor Walked, so That Hazel W. Johnson-Brown Could Run

In the mid-1800’s, when the Civil War emerged, Black-only infantries voluntarily fought for their freedom. Three well-known Black women in history took part in helping those men in their recovery and in their missions, with no proper compensation or recognition: Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, abolitionists and political activists, and Suzie King Taylor, the first African-American army nurse. It wasn’t until the 1950’s, when President … Continue reading Tubman, Truth, and Taylor Walked, so That Hazel W. Johnson-Brown Could Run

Making Changes Towards Equality in Health Care: Brief History of the National Black Nurses Association

The National Black Nurses Association was founded by 18 nurses due to the lack of representation and leadership roles for Black nurses in the American Nursing Association during the 1960’s and 1970’s.  December of 1971, in the home of Dr. Mary Harper, the nurses unanimously voted to approve the establishment of the National Black Nurses Association.  By September 6th, 1972 – almost a year later—the … Continue reading Making Changes Towards Equality in Health Care: Brief History of the National Black Nurses Association