TravelNursing

November 30, 2012
In this Issue
  Travel Nursing Feature
- What's Different About Temporary Nurses?
  Stories from the Road
- Travel Nurse Featured on 'Tonight Show' with Jay Leno
- Speaking Up About Medical Errors and Near Misses
 
  News for Nurses
- Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients: What Nurses Can Do
- Long Work Shifts Impact Nurses and Patients
 
  Ask the Travel Expert
- Does My New Job Mean I May Be 'Stuck' in This Specialty?
  And more

 
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Travel Nursing Feature  
What's Different About Temporary Nurses?   What's Different About Temporary Nurses?
By Jennifer Larson, contributor
If you've spent time as a travel nurse or have worked any kind of short-term contracts during your career, you might have noticed a few differences between temporary and permanent staff nurses. Travel nurses, for instance, often seem to have a more adventurous spirit and can enjoy the flexibility and perks of their career choice. But are they really different than staff nurses?
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Stories from the Road  
Travel Nurse Featured on 'Tonight Show' with Jay Leno
By Melissa Hagstrom, contributor
It's not every day that one of America's most-loved talk show hosts comes knocking on your door. But for American Mobile Healthcare traveler Fran Robinson, RN, and her husband, Bob, one laid-back night turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to talk with Jay Leno, do a funny skit on camera, and visit a live taping of "The Tonight Show."
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Speaking Up About Medical Errors and Near Misses
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor
As much as healthcare organizations strive for error-free patient care, there are times when something does go wrong.  The actions of a physician or nurse may result in a near miss or a failure that leads to patient harm. The key question is, what should you do if you make a mistake or observe a problem?
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News for Nurses  
Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients: What Nurses Can Do
By Juliet Wilkinson, RN, BSN, contributor
No matter where your travel assignments take you, you are likely to come in contact with patients undergoing cancer treatments who have compromised immune systems. More than 60,000 cancer patients are hospitalized each year in the United States due to infections, and some do not survive. Here's what you can do to help these patients stay safe and healthy.
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Long Work Shifts Impact Nurses and Patients
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor
Are 12-hour shifts good or bad? A new study shows that even though nurses overwhelmingly expressed satisfaction with schedules that included longer shifts and more days off, working long hours was associated with more nurse burnout, a greater intention to leave their positions and decreased patient satisfaction.
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Does My New Job Mean I May Be 'Stuck' in This Specialty?
By Aaron J. Moore, RN, MSN, columnist

Q: I'm a recent new grad, and in today's tough job market, I feel lucky to have landed a job in a behavioral health unit. My concern is that people say I'll get "stuck" in this specialty. I'd like to believe this is not true as I've heard that you can switch from specialty to specialty. I'd like to stay in this field for two years to establish sufficient knowledge. Is it true that I could get "stuck" in this specialty? And what can I do to keep my medical nursing skills up to date?
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