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Emergency Nurses Week: Honoring our ER Nurses

Nursing is a difficult career, and becoming an Emergency Room Nurse requires an incredible amount of strength, compassion and resilience. For ER Nurses Week from October 8th through the 14th, we are dedicated to recognizing the talented individuals who see it all. From splinters to trauma, ER nurses never know what will come through their doors. Whether it’s a young boy with an impacted splinter, or the devastation of a gunshot wound, these nurses step up to the plate no matter the situation!

We’ve decided to showcase a few KPG Emergency Room Nurses in Honor of ER Nurses Week! These amazing individuals truly embody the spirit and compassion of a nurse and we are so proud to say THANKS to them today!

Clare C. – ER RN

Why did you choose ER as your specialty?

One of the reasons I enjoy emergency medicine is because I like change. The variety and complexity of cases in the department is a continuum of change in the study of health and human science.  Most emergency departments appear unorganized. However, there is an underlying structure in all units. Being a methodic, organized individual helps to keep me calm when situations seem chaotic.

What was your favorite moment on the floor? 

Memorable moments on the floor are when I can make a difference in an older adult’s care. This vulnerable population requires extra time, patience, and education each time they come into contact with healthcare providers. For them, it is often the little things such as sitting with them to talk or speaking with a concerned out of state relative on the phone.

Why do you enjoy working for KPG?

Janice is one of the reasons I am with KPG. We stumbled upon each other, and it has worked out perfectly. Janice is responsive, attentive, and she knows and wants to continue to learn the travel business. She is an asset in my current travel nurse life!

Amanda V. – ER RN

 

   

 

Why did you choose ER as your specialty?

I chose ER as my specialty because I enjoy the fast paced and unpredictable environment. Also, people of the ER are a different breed, which I feel I fit in well and work the best with. Everyone works as a team and makes every day the best day!

What was your favorite moment on the floor?

My favorite moment on the floor was when we had a pediatric resuscitation and everyone came together and worked so well together. The circumstances were horrific but each person displayed so much emotion yet able to do their job proficiently – the rawness of the nurses, doctors, and entire team made it my favorite experience.

Why do you enjoy working for KPG?  

I enjoy KPG because of my recruiter, Janice! She’s the best!

This week take a minute to thank the people who save countless lives every shift – ER Nurses! KPG Healthcare is proud to staff some of the best Emergency Rooms in the Nation. Looking for your next career move and interested in contributing to one of California’s most renowned hospitals in the ER? Whether you’re interested in travel nursing, per diem, allied, locum tenens or permanent placement, KPG Healthcare is your trusted partner for high quality, rewarding career opportunities. Contact us today!

 

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Happy Pediatric Nurses Week!

5 Ways To Celebrate Pediatric Nurses

 

Here at KPG Healthcare, we’re proud to recognize the hard work of Pediatric Nurses! These nurses are a special group who provide compassion and care to young patients at their most vulnerable. This week is National Pediatric Nurses Week and we are excited to honor these professionals.

Hospitalization is scary for everyone, especially a child who is sick and in pain. Pediatric nurses hold a little one’s hand when they need that extra boost of courage, dedicating their long work days to promoting the health and well-being of each and every child they meet.

Want to show support? Here are a few ways you can celebrate National Pediatric Nurses Week!

Craft An Appreciation Board

What’s better than leaving sweet little notes or words of encouragement? Post pictures of your nurses with space to write and draw around them! Include some markers and pens for other nurses, patients and even visitors to share their personal stories and why they love pediatric nurses. Big or small, making time to appreciate their dedication can go so far!

Throw A Raffle

Who doesn’t love a raffle? Keep it inexpensive, but fun! Some great ideas for the winners could be movie tickets, coffee shop gift cards, a new FitBit or even a stethoscope. Structure it however you like, just make sure to make the nurses feel extra special!

Spoil Them With Sweets

We all scream for ice cream! It’s so easy to get swept up in the bustling pace of the workday, so make sure to pause for the perfect reason: an ice cream social! Enjoy a sweet – and well-deserved – treat towards the end of your nurses’ shifts. Added bonus: you can use this opportunity to get to know your fellow staff members even better!

Give The Gift of Learning

It’s never too late to learn more for your career! Conduct Continuing Education seminars for the pediatric nurses in your hospital. All nurses need this for renewal of their licenses, and it’s a great way to stay up to date on the latest policy changes or courses.

Keep It Fun For the Kids

If you want to do something for the pediatric nurses, help out the kids! Plan a fun activity like face painting or a scavenger hunt to give the children a much-needed break from the hospital. The whole family can even join in on the fun!

This week take a minute to thank the people who put children at ease while healing their bodies – pediatric nurses! KPG Healthcare is proud to staff some of the best hospitals in the Nation. Looking for your next career move and interested in contributing to one of California’s most renowned hospitals in the nursing division? Whether you’re interested in travel nursing, per diem, allied, locum tenens or permanent placement, KPG Healthcare is your trusted partner for high quality, rewarding career opportunities. Contact us today!

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5 Things To Do in San Francisco on Assignment with KPG Healthcare

5 Things To Do in San Francisco on Assignment with KPG Healthcare

A hotspot for healthcare professionals, San Francisco is an amazing location to work and play. Whether you’re a medical assistant, registered nurse, physician, surgical technician or certified nursing assistant, there’s a strong chance you might find yourself in the Golden State.

While San Fran might seem big, it’s geographically small – making it much easier to explore and experience all of the amenities this wonderful city has to offer. Check out this list of five things you must do while living in San Francisco:

Walk Over The Golden Gate Bridge

The most famous bridge in the world, The Golden Gate Bridge can impress even the most experienced of travelers with a 1.7 mile span. With close to 120,000 cars driving across it each day, there is a pedestrian walkway that lets you cross over the bridge on foot – or even bike across!

Ride A Cable Car (Or Take the BART)

Getting people around Frisco since the late 19th century, cable cars are a staple in this city. A one-way ride provides fantastic views of the city’s infamous hills as well as a fun way to explore. Not a fan of the outside transportation? Take a ride on the BART! One of the easiest ways to get around the Bay Area, this subway system is used to travel from the eastern part of San Fran and the suburbs into Downtown SF.

Shop In Union Square

A place for all serious shoppers, Union Square has some of the largest major department stores and exclusive boutiques. Lining the well-known streets of Post, Sutter, Stockton and Powell, the Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre has the biggest Bloomingdale’s outside of New York and the second largest Nordstrom in the U.S. – think of the sales!

Make Your Way To A Museum

Visiting this beautiful city wouldn’t be complete with a cultural experience. Home to internationally recognized symphony, ballet and opera companies as well as several avant-garde theatre and dance venues, San Francisco is enriched by the arts.

Did we mention the museums? To name a few, you can meander the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the de Young Museum, the Asian Art Museum, the Legion of Honor and even the California Academy of Sciences – the only place on the planet with a planetarium, a natural history museum, an aquarium, and a four-story rainforest all under the same roof!

Escape To Alcatraz

The notorious former prison, Alcatraz is located on an island of the same name in the center of the San Francisco Bay. With some of the U.S.’ most infamous criminals incarcerated there at one time, it’s a popular attraction in NorCal. A fascinating visit, the stories of this prison are legendary! Take a recorded cell-house tour and learn about the attraction as you explore the buildings and grounds.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a new professional opportunity or just a fun way to spend your hard earned money, let KPG help you thrive while you’re in San Francisco! KPG Healthcare is proud to staff some of the best hospitals in the Nation. Looking for your next career move and interested in contributing to one of California’s most renowned hospitals? Whether you’re interested in travel nursing, per diem, allied, locum tenens or permanent placement, KPG Healthcare is your trusted partner for high quality, rewarding career opportunities. Contact us today!

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