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11 Resume Tips for Doctors: How to Win That Dream Job

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics almost 30% of all new jobs for this decade will come from the health care industry. Hiring managers and recruiters get bombarded with a stack of resumes every day. They encounter the whole spectrum from the worst to some of the best, and a lot in the middle. So you’re faced with the classic dilemma: how can you make your CV stand out from the crowd without resorting to scented paper or Christmas lights?

The biggest issue with resume writing is that there isn’t a single correct format for all situations. Some HR agencies suggest that your resume shouldn’t exceed 1 page. As it turns out professional medical resumes can indeed span up 3 pages for doctors, seasoned nurses and even some technical positions. Continue reading

Top 5 Medical Conferences Coming Up in 2015

Medical conferences are the best events to catch up on all the latest news and innovations in the field of medicine. As an attendee, you can get up close and personal with leading persons in your field and learn more about upcoming technologies and the developments surrounding them.

To help you plan your year ahead, we’vе put together a list of 5 of the most exciting medical conferences of 2015: Continue reading

Spooky Fun at Work: 7 Halloween Costume Ideas for Nurses

Halloween’s just around the corner and the spooky spirit is upon us all. In hospitals, which can be spooky by nature, October 31st actually presents a great opportunity to laugh at the things which scare us, and create a festive atmosphere to cheer up any and all of our patients.

Step it up with your Halloween costume this year

Step it up with your Halloween costume this year

With themed decorations, silly costumes, and a playful mindset, you and your coworkers can bring the fun of Halloween from the outside world inside to your patients. It’s of course essential to stay professional, so make sure to consider your setting carefully in advance. Check if your workplace has a tradition of celebrating Halloween or not. If you get the green light, not only will decorating and dressing up help your patients have a great time, but we guarantee that you will, too.

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5 Tips on How to Find the Best Online Deals for Cardiology Equipment

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With our tips and tricks, get the best value online on the cardiology equipment you need

Buying medical supplies online can be tricky, and shopping for cardiology equipment presents its own special challenges. Without the hands-on customer service that a brick-and-mortar shop offers, you’ll have to take some extra steps to ensure that you’re getting the best deal on a quality product that will last. With a bit of research and prep work, however, buying your cardiology equipment online can be easier, and more affordable.

We’ve gathered a few of our favorite pieces of advice for finding cardiology equipment online. With a little savviness, and these five tips, you can find the best prices on the products you trust, from EKG machines to smaller supplies and accessories. Continue reading

The Few, The Proud: The Ups and Downs of Being a Male Nurse

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Are you man enough to be a nurse? Image Source: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Patience, compassion, nurturing: it’s still true, even today, that the traits associated with nurses are considered “feminine.” We’ve seen a lot of professional gender barriers break down in the last few decades, but the gender gap in nursing is still alive and well. In fact, less than 10% of those who choose to pursue a career as a nurse are male.

As intimidating as it might be to step into a female-dominated role, there are some excellent reasons for men to join the nursing field. Nurses have to be quick and resourceful, resilient in the face of hard work and tough situations, and the rewards of a career in nursing are immense.

Here are some of the challenges, and rewards, to being a man in the nursing field. Continue reading

5 Best Medical Gifts for Your Special Doctor

We've got some tips for finding the perfect gift for the doctor in your family

We’ve got some tips for finding the perfect gift for the doctor in your family

Whether you’re married to a doctor, the parent (or child) of a doctor, or you just have a special doctor in your life, don’t forget to show them the appreciation they deserve. For most doctors, the greatest gift of all is healing their patients, and using their expertise to improve the health of others. Of course, that doesn’t mean that a meaningful gift won’t make their day (or even their year). Continue reading

How to Save Time and Money: 3 Tips for Buying Medical Equipment Online

For busy medical professionals, online shopping can be a godsend. Not that long ago, medical equipment had to be purchased from specialty brick-and-mortar retailers. Shopping trips for necessary medical supplies could be time-consuming, and sometimes still unsuccessful. Today, you can accomplish with a few clicks what used to take hours.

However, we all know very well that having more choice doesn’t necessarily mean a smoother shopping experience or a better end purchase. With the proliferation of online retailers, buying medical equipment online can be a gamble. Whether you’re looking for a stethoscope, a diagnostic kit, or even a new physician’s scale, some preliminary research into what you’re buying can save you time and money, and leave you with a product you’ll use for years to come.

Are you thinking about shopping for medical equipment online? Read our tips for getting the best deals on top-quality products you can trust. Continue reading

Round the Clock: Working Long Hours Without Losing Your Mind

Many medical jobs require long hours and late nights

Many medical jobs require long hours and late nights

There’s nothing more romantic than watching the sun come up. Unless you’ve been up all night pulling long work hours in the hospital. Then, the sunrise is not such a romantic sight. As a medical professional, you have probably seen the sun rise more times than you’d care to remember (or even can).

The culture of all-nighters and long hours starts in medical school, and in many medical jobs it remains a fixture. Despite the obvious downsides, 12-hour (and longer) shifts remain popular, and some workers in medical jobs even prefer them. Patients can spend more time under the care of fewer nurses, and feel more comfortable with them. Nurses and other medical professionals appreciate the added flexibility of working fewer days per week, and hospital management can be streamlined, with fewer shift changes and better communication. Continue reading

5 Things You Need to Know About Blood Pressure

In the healthcare field, you’re sure to encounter patients who need treatment for high blood pressure. It’s a very common problem, as well as a very serious one. In the US, over 1,000 people per day die of diseases and conditions related to cardiovascular illness and high blood pressure. Medical practices use blood pressure cuffs to measure patients’ blood pressure and, if the numbers are outside of a certain range consistently over time, the patient usually needs to take measures to help lower their blood pressure. It’s good to have a wide-reaching understanding of this condition because it is so pervasive- here are 5 general ideas to know:

The blood pressure cuff, or sphygmomanometer, is an important tool in the fight against hypertension.