The Nursing Nomad

Camille T. has a long bucket list, but after traveling with RTG Medical, it’s getting a lot shorter.

She’s been an OR Nurse for 14 years, and right now, she’s on assignment in California.

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For four years, she’s traveled with RTG Medical, and she’s “very thankful” for travel nursing as it gives her “the freedom to be in three bucket list destinations in three days!”

Just this week, she’s been in San Diego and New Orleans!

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As most traveling healthcare professionals, Camille’s day can always change. But she says, typically she has a morning meeting, works on a case schedule and is responsible for patients’ medications, charts and post-op.

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Camille has been traveling to each assignment in her mini home — her RV. She’s able to eat, sleep and — of course — travel to her next bucket list destination and assignment.

“We wouldn’t be able to do all we do without travel nursing,” she said.

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Bullying in the Healthcare Workplace (Part II)

Bullying in the Healthcare Workplace (Part II)Bullying can occur anywhere and when it does, it can create a difficult environment to be in, especially for those who aren’t being bullied.

This is especially true in healthcare. Although the majority of nurses do not bully, if and when it happens, it can make a negative impact in the hospital environment, affecting not only co-workers, but patients as well. 

On Monday, we gave you some tips on what not to do if you ever find yourself or someone else being bullied. Today, we’re going to talk about what you should do. Take a look below: Continue Reading

Bullying in the Healthcare Workplace

Bullying in the Healthcare Workplace

You might’ve heard the saying that “Nurses eat their young,” which unfortunately happens to be somewhat of an “elephant in the room” in the nursing world.

For those who aren’t familiar, the saying refers to the unfortunate bullying that can occur in the nursing profession.

While bullying can happen anywhere and certainly can cause a lot of problems, it may be especially harmful in the nursing profession because it can affect how you care for your patients, as well as disrupt your passion and career.

So, throughout this week, we thought we’d concentrate on the topic of bullying and what you can do should you ever come across it during your profession.

For today, we’re going to concentrate on what not do in the event that you ever find yourself in such a situation. Take a look below:  Continue Reading

3 Things You Should Do When Dealing With Unruly Patients

3 Things You Should Do When Dealing With Unruly PatientsAs a nurse, there are many different kinds of people who walk through your doors daily. And, while most patients are more than willing to let you do your job (i.e. care for them), some might put up a little resistance, requiring a little more effort on your end.

On Monday, we gave a few tips on what not to do when dealing with an unruly patient. To round off our series, today, we’re going to talk about what you should do when dealing with unruly patients. Take a look below: Continue Reading

Dealing with Unruly Patients: What Not to Do

Dealing with Unruly Patients What Not to Do (Part I)During your nursing career, you’ll take care of a wide variety of patients. You’ll find over time that some patients are easy—but others can be difficult to handle. This can depend on a number of factors, from pain, to past experiences in hospitals, and everything in between. 

Regardless, as a nurse, dealing with an unruly patient can sometimes get in the way of your job—which is mainly to care for your patient and to make them better!

Throughout this week, we’re going to show you a few things that will help you if you ever happen across a less than perfect patient. For today, we’re going to focus on what not to do when dealing with unruly patients. Take a look below: Continue Reading

Our Favorite Nursing Blogs: The Advice Givers

Our Favorite Nursing Blogs- The Advice GiversOn Monday, we gave a small sampling of some of the great nursing blogs that are out there on the web, focusing specifically on what we’d like to call “the storytellers.”

As we mentioned then, the nursing profession brings together a wide variety of people, and those who have something special to say about the profession do so with one common passion: caring for others.

So, without further adieu, here are the rest of our of nursing blogs we enjoy. We hope that nurses or anyone thinking about entering the profession would enjoy them, as well.

Take a look:  Continue Reading

Our Favorite Nursing Blogs: The Storytellers

Our Favorite Nursing Blogs--The StorytellersWith the dawn of the internet and social media, just about anyone can have their voice heard these days. As such, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find out that there are quite a few nursing blogs around the web.

This week, we’re going to talk about a few nursing blogs that we think any nurse, or anyone thinking about becoming a nurse, should read. To make things easier, we’ve organized them by their style and substance.

To start, here are some of the nursing blogs we always find ourselves going back to: Continue Reading

Nurses: Stay on the Lookout for Fatigue!

Nurses Stay on the Lookout for Fatigue!On Monday, we gave you 4 Great New Year’s Resolutions for the Traveling Nurse. To recap, here are the 4 things we mentioned:

  1. This year, I will exercise more.
  2. This year, I will sleep better.
  3. This year, I will start eating healthy.
  4. This year, I will take advantage of my travel assignments.

New Year’s resolutions are meant to help improve your life. What all of our resolution recommendations have in common is that they all help to fight fatigue–even number four, since a little R&R never hurt anyone.

Fatigue can cause a lot of problems for anyone, but if you happen to be a nurse, it can be can be especially troublesome. Recently, Science Daily, an online new source for scientific research happening around globe, reported on research that found a link between fatigue and regret in decision making concerning patient care among nurses. Continue Reading

4 Great New Year’s Resolutions for the Traveling Nurse

4 Great New Year’s Resolutions for the Traveling NurseHello readers! We hope you had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year! From all of us at RTG, we’d like to say thank you all for your hard work and dedication, and for continuing to support us by reading our blog and doing what you do.

While we’re on the subject, for many, a new year means trying new things and setting new goals. What better way to start the year right than to have a new year’s resolution list?

To help you get a good start, here are four great New Year’s resolutions taken from our blog! Take a look below: Continue Reading

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