Rewarding career with us: How to apply in a few simple steps

August 29, 2011

Peadiatric nurse practitioner

Are you a registered CNA or nurse and interested in becoming a home healthcare provider for families?  We are currently looking for nurses in several states who are interested in a very rewarding career.   Our nurses have the opportunity to work with patients in their homes; delivering quality care according to physicians orders.  Your care will include providing medical administration, therapy and assessment.  This opportunity allows you the unique opportunity to provide personalized and specialized care.

To make it easy for you, we provide an online application center and job board.  You can find the perfect opportunity, where you can offer care that meets your desired services.  We also maintain a Facebook page, Twitter profile and you can connect with us through LinkedIn.  To learn more visit our job center and begin your career with in a few simple steps.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society join forces with movie star Robert Pattinson

August 23, 2011

The Hollywood heartthrob, Robert Pattinson has joined with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to battle cancer.  He’s helping them raise awareness of the diseases through Cancer Bites.   It’s a way for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to educate and highlight life saving research.  The initiative will focus on supporting more research, as well as using modern social media tools to educate the public.  Currently you can begin tweeting about the initiative by using the hashtag #cancerbites.  You can also follow the initiative through the Twitter profiles @llsusa and @lymphoma.

If you have a family member suffering from these blood cancers you know the need for more research is vital.  Help spread the word and join Robert Pattinson in raising awareness. To learn more about this upcoming campaign, visit Cancer Bites and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society News.  Here’s a video clip from the Teen Choice Awards where he discusses the upcoming campaign.

Helpful information about childhood immunizations

August 17, 2011

infant vomitingMany parents are wondering if they should have their children immunized as infants, especially with the recent controversial news.  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Institute of Medicine vaccines are not responsible for many of the autism cases being reported.  To the contrary, studies show that vaccines protect your children from many illnesses that afflict infants; protecting them from harmful diseases that can leave a lasting impact on their life.  This is why doctors recommend parents begin immunizing their children as infants, rather than waiting until they begin school.

The Department of Health & Human Services, in partnership with the Center for Disease Control have developed an informative website that shows parents when their infants and young children should receive specific vaccines.  It visually helps parents remember it’s time to make that appointment, as well as learn more information about the benefits of each vaccination.  The infant & young child chart shows how many doses your children should receive during a span of new born to 6 years.  Following the guidelines will protect your children & prepare them to enter school fully immunized.   To learn more about infant immunizations visit Vaccines by the HHS department.  You can also download an informative pdf at our website loaded with resources for parents.

Tips for Busy Nurses to Stay Healthy

August 11, 2011

Peadiatric nurse practitionerWe all have heard the latest reports on the growing problem in America with diabetes and obesity.  It’s increasing at alarming rates and several organizations are promoting lifestyle changes that will have a huge impact in health.  One of those organizations is the American Nurse Association.  They recognize that many nurses across the country are focused on helping their patients lead healthy lifestyles but not practicing a bit of self care themselves.  That’s why they’ve created a resource of information on how nurses can take care of themselves while caring for their patients.

Simple things such as using ergonomics techniques can protect and strengthen back muscles while on the job.  Also adding more vegetables into the diet can increase nutrients that can boost energy levels during long work hours.  Dark green leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach can provide excellent sources of potassium and iron; two vitamins that will keep you going throughout the day.  Another factor to remember is adding exercise into your daily self care routine.  It’s vital that nurses keep their muscles strong, therefore protecting them from on the job injuries.

Practicing self care is important for all nurses in today’s fast paced world.  To learn more about ergonomics, recommended exercise levels and more visit the American Nurse Association Resource Center.  You can also get excellent tips on developing your own self care habits through Get Synergized.

Latest Recommendations for Child Safety Seats

August 10, 2011

There’s been a lot of debate over how long children should stay in a car seat or booster.  Most parents still do not consider having their 10 or 11 year old in a booster.  However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that’s exactly what you should be doing.  In fact, they recommend children up until the age of 12 years old remain in a booster seat.  This provides them with the highest level of safety, when traveling in a vehicle.  They also suggest keeping children under the age of 12 in the back seat.

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As a parent it can be hard to sometimes enforce these guidelines with older children.  Do they need the booster seat if they’re over a specific height or weight?  Here are a few tips on how to determine if your child under 12 can ride without a booster seat:

  • The lap belt must lie across the top of the thighs and not across the abdomen.
  • The shoulder belt should fit comfortably across the chest.  The shoulder belt should not be across the face or neck.
  • It should fit snug, without large gaps that could increase the risk of injury.

If you do decide to follow recommended guidelines, make sure you purchase a booster seat that is within their height and weight.  Also make sure you seat belt the booster seat in according to manufacturer guidelines.  To learn more about the NHTSA guidelines for car seats and boosters, visit the latest child seat recommendations.