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As the title itself, “Travel Nurse” says it all – many travel nurses are committed to relocating and traveling to the next open hospital as a part of their lifestyle. In the process of travel, commuting, and spending time acclimating to a new location, the process CAN in fact be enjoyable – and even inspirational. Through the modern advances of technology in passion-driven communities, podcasts have emerged as an avenue for not only entertainment, but for educational, motivational, and promotional purposes. Communities are now able to access any type of learning and growth experience at the palm of their hands in the midst of traveling and commuting to and from.

The latest platforms of podcasts are elevating the means of multitasking and inspiring the world to continue their pursuit of their industries – such as travel nursing. Nurses, and even more particularly, travel nurses, are able to access a variety of Travel Nursing podcasts to grow their passion at the convenience of their busy schedules and traveling.

Below are the 5 Best Travel Nursing Podcasts to Listen to While Traveling:

1. “The Truth About Travel Nursing”

“The Truth About Travel Nursing” is a podcast series created by Kyle Schmidt, a travel nurse expert, and founder of the Travel Nursing site, BluePipes. Through is expertise of travel RN and passion for career coaching, Kyle explores the topics of Travel Nursing and the means of navigating the nursing career, housing, contracts, pay, and more. This podcast allows travel nurses to navigate their own means of managing and developing their own nursing careers.

2. “Your Next Shift: A Nursing Podcast”

“Your Next Shift: A Nursing Podcast” is presented by Elizabeth Scala, a nursing enthusiast whose goal is to continue to ignite the passion behind nursing and motivate nurses to continue in their career paths. Engaging the nursing community, Elizabeth provides insight to creating the best mindsets and practices as a nurse to produce their best work possible in the healthcare industry.

3. “Insights in Nursing”

“Insights in Nursing” is a podcast created for travel nurses and nurses to attain a variety of advice on unspoken nursing topics and questions. Hosted by Jamie Davis, a medical educator and host of another great podcast, “The Nursing Show; Jamie provides travel nurses the insight behind the reality of nursing and the healthcare system.

4. “The Nurse Keith Show”

“The Nurse Keith Show” is another reputable podcast produced by holistic career coach, Keith Carlson. Exploring the modern advances of the 21st century nurses, Keith provides advice and inspirational development to staying up-to-date with the latest nursing careers. This podcast is for nurses or travel nurses who are looking to excel in their career paths by picking apart the key elements for achieving the highest success and creating a satisfying nursing career.

5. “Sawbones”

The podcast, “Sawbones” is an entertaining nursing podcast that investigates the historical practices of medicine over the years that lead to modern medicine. This podcast is a comedic angle on learning more about the advances of modern medicine, along with the past horrors of the variety of odd techniques doctors would practice. This is a great educational and entertaining podcast laying out the history of outdated medicine and shocking stories before the new age of modern medicine.

With the ever changing industry of healthcare, and the evolving technological advances of modern platforms, the Travel Nursing industry can be an inspirational, and continual growth to superseding modern health and medicine. While on the road to travel, nurses have the ability to access educational podcasts to continue the growth of passion in the industry. Want to start traveling nurses? Head over to the website to get started!

Today we’re celebrating World Mental Health Day! Mental health is so important and it is something we often don’t prioritize in our busy lives. So, to celebrate this special day, we will discuss the history of this day, the importance of mental health, and 5 tips for improving your own mental health!

 

History Behind World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first observed in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in many countries.

 

Why Mental Health Is Important

Mental health is defined by the World Health Organization as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. So, without a healthy mental state, it’s hard to live one’s life to their fullest.  

 

Tips for Improving Your Mental Health

Mediation is the practice of thinking deeply or focusing one’s mind for a period of time. While there are many forms of meditation, the ultimate goal is a feeling of relaxation and inner peace, which can improve mental health. Mediation guides can be found online and apps for your phone are available as well!

 

Staying active is not only good for your physical health, but your mental health as well. This does not always mean intense workouts either. A simple walk in the park is just as beneficial. Just find activities that you truly enjoy and can do for about 30 minutes 5 times a week!

 

Talking about your feelings with others isn’t always easy, but it’s a great way to cope with any problems you’ve been dealing with internally. If you don’t quite feel comfortable talking about your feelings with friends or family, seeing a therapist is especially helpful.

 

Lack of sleep has the potential to affect our bodies and mind in so many ways, including affecting our mental health. It is recommended that adults get 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Even going to bed 30 minutes earlier each night can greatly improve your mood and mental health.

 

Let’s be honest, working in the healthcare field takes a lot out of you. As much as we love our jobs, it’s important to take a break every now and then. Taking a vacation or even just a quick weekend getaway helps you clear your mind and boost your mental health.


What are you doing to maintain your mental health? We’d love to hear from you on our KPG Healthcare social media!

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As the temperatures begin to slowly drop and the wind starts rustling the colorful leaves of the trees, Autumn comes with a not-so-fun gift: The Flu. Kids are back in school and are bringing home all types of germs, while office environments can be a fun place for the Flu to make it’s rounds. That said, we’ve put together a guide on how to approach Flu Season like a pro!

 

Prevention

One of the most common pieces of advice that doctors have for preventing the flu is getting a flu shot. While the flu shot doesn’t 100% guarantee that you won’t get the flu, Dr. Brandies in an article from the NY Times states that “the vaccine’s [also] been shown to reduce the severity of influenza, [while] it also reduces colds and other illnesses in young, healthy working adults”.
Shots don’t feel good, but neither does the flu!

Other precautions you’ll want to take in avoidance of the flu are to:

I Tried Fighting Off the Flu, but I’ve Been Defeated. Now What?

Although you have done everything in your power to try and prevent the flu, you were no match to defeat it. Now, you’re (hopefully) at home and looking for a speedy recovery. Here are some things that will help speed things up:

The After-Math

After you’ve fought long and hard to get rid of it, you finally overcame the flu and are finally starting to feel like a functioning human being again.
You’ll want to get rid of the flu once and for all and to do that, you’ll want to do a power clean around the house.

Here’s what you’ll want to make sure to disinfect, throw in the wash or even throw out after the virus is out of your system.

We sincerely hope you and your loved ones don’t come into contact with the flu at all this holiday season.
Remember to make your way to the doctor’s office if your flu begins to escalate. The KPG Healthcare team wishes you a fantastic and safe weekend ahead!

Until next time!


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