9/22/2022

The Pandemic is Over? (Video)

It's been over two years since the pandemic began, and it feels like we've lived in constant fear and uncertainty for far too long. So, it's understandable that people are relieved to hear President Biden say that the "pandemic is over." 


But it seems that the President's declaration is causing mixed reactions. 


St. Charles Health System in Oregon has announced the rolling back of its vaccine mandate for hospital staff. But Governor Pritzker of Illinois has reissued his state's emergency pandemic powers. 


Hopefully, we will all get on the same page in the coming weeks. 




What Is It Like Working on the Orthopedic Unit?

Working as a unit secretary on an orthopedic unit can be challenging and rewarding. The job requires a wide range of skills, from managing patient records to coordinating with medical staff. 


However, the most rewarding part of the job is being able to help patients and their families during their orthopedic journey.


9/19/2022

How To Organize Your Desk as a Unit Secretary (Video)

As a unit secretary, you are responsible for maintaining organization and efficiency in the nurses' station. This can be daunting, but following a few simple tips can easily keep your desk organized and tidy. 


First, create a system for filing paperwork. Documents should be filed in an easily accessible manner. This will help you to find what you need quickly and prevent papers from piling up on your desk. 


Second, keep a supply of pens, paper, and other office supplies on hand to restock your desk as needed. 


Following these simple tips, you can easily maintain an organized and efficient desk as a unit secretary.




9/15/2022

What is Quiet Quitting? (Video)

It can be tempting to quit when you've had enough of your job. But sometimes quitting isn't the best option – especially if you don't have another job lined up. 


What some people have chosen to do is called quiet quitting. Quiet quitting is when you do the bare minimum – just enough to get by and not get fired. You might stop working extra hours or start calling in sick more often. You might half-heartedly complete your work or spend most of your time surfing the internet. 


Whatever form it takes, quiet quitting is how some people choose to cope with a job they no longer enjoy. It buys time to look for a new job or helps make it through until they're ready to quit. 


And while it's not the most ideal situation, sometimes it's the only option some people feel they have. 




9/12/2022

The Consequences of Healthcare Staffing Shortages (Video)

America is facing a healthcare staffing crisis. With an aging population and an increase in chronic conditions, the demand for healthcare professionals will only continue to grow.


This video takes a look at the consequences of this staffing shortage. One significant impact is that patients will not promptly receive the necessary care. In addition, the quality of care will suffer as overworked staff members make mistakes. There will also be an increased risk of hospital-acquired infections as well-staffed hospitals cannot provide adequate cleaning and disinfection. The lack of staff will also lead to increased emergency room wait times and extended hospital stays. 


Ultimately, the healthcare staffing shortage will profoundly impact patient care in the United States.





9/08/2022

Doctors Behaving Badly? (Video)

A recent survey of physicians asked respondents to rate their colleagues on a number of different qualities. The results revealed that doctors are highly satisfied with their colleagues. 


However, there are some areas where improvement is needed. For example, respondents said that their colleagues could improve their bedside manner. Additionally, a significant number of doctors said that their colleagues could be more patient and better listeners. 


While the survey results indicate room for improvement, they also suggest that physicians are generally satisfied with the quality of care they receive from their colleagues.





9/05/2022

Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Unit Secretary? (Video)

Becoming a unit secretary requires more than just typing skills. Successful people in this role usually have certain personality traits that help them thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.


One of the most important traits for unit secretaries is the desire to help others. They must be patient and compassionate, able to provide comfort and support to patients and their families. They must also communicate effectively with the medical staff to ensure everyone is on the same page.


Another important trait for unit secretaries is the ability to make a difference in people's lives. This means working well under pressure and handling difficult situations with grace and poise. It also means being organized and detail-oriented and keeping track of important information and documents. Unit secretaries must be able to think on their feet and make split-second decisions that could mean the difference between life and death.


Finally, successful unit secretaries must enjoy working in a hectic environment. They must be able to juggle multiple tasks and stay calm under pressure. They must be quick thinkers and good problem solvers, able to troubleshoot any issues that may arise.