Month: August 2018

MY FIRST CONTRACT CANCELLATION AS A TRAVEL NURSE

What happens when a travel nurse contract cancellation occurs? When you begin your travel nursing journey, you are filled with anxieties and excitement of starting a new adventure. You sign your contract, submit your documentation, pack your belongings, and start your road trip to a new area. An area where you may not know the people, …

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Travel Nurse Contract Tips | Understanding the Breakdown

Understanding your travel nurse contract can be complex and confusing. They incorporate many different variables that are not traditionally common with staffing compensation packages. Listed in this article is a general overview of an agencies pay package and compensation breakdown. YOUR RECRUITER DISCUSSION VERSUS YOUR CONTRACT The discussion with your travel agency recruiter should be …

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Isotonic, Hypotonic, and Hypertonic Fluid Replacement Made Easy

In order to maintain our health, the balance of fluids and electrolytes must remain constant in the intracellular and extracellular spaces. Fluid replacement is vital for homeostasis. When a patient experiences one of the following: (1) an illness, (2) a condition that prevent fluid intake, or (3) excessive fluid loss, fluid replacement may be necessary. …

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Understanding the Metric Conversion System for Nursing

With most things healthcare, it’s important to memorize and understand the metric conversion system. Understanding Basic Metric Units In the English system of measurement, there are multiple units of measurement for length (inch, foot, yard, mile). However, in the metric system there is only one unit of measure for length, the meter. There are four …

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