7 Tips to Make the Most of your Down Time

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Good time management can help you discover extra time in your day Do you feel like you’re always in a rush? Do you have too much to do every day? One way to find some extra time in your day is to use your “down” time more wisely. You may not feel that you have a lot of spare time, but you just might be surprised at the extra time that is hidden in your day. Try these fun tips for maximizing your “down” time. 1. While getting ready for school or work… Instead of reading the back of the cereal box, listen to an educational podcast. 2. While waiting for class to begin… Instead of watching your classmates come in, review yesterday’s class notes. 3. While standing at the…
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Healthcare Workers: Get Your Flu Shot!

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5 essential reasons for healthcare workers to get a flu shot! 'Tis the season for your flu shot! October brings cooler weather, changing leaves, and —unfortunately—the start of flu season. If you’re a healthcare worker, it’s important to remember to get your flu shot this fall. Influenza is an extremely contagious viral infection in the respiratory systems. The illness may cause severe headaches, aching, a fever, sore throat, cough, and more symptoms. The flu may sometimes be fatal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) highly recommend that healthcare workers and general members of the public get a flu shot annually. Healthcare workers who should get the shot include doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, respiratory…
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Top 5 Reasons to Appreciate your Teachers and Instructors

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Teachers do a lot more than you may know! For anyone who has ever been a student—and that’s almost everyone—let’s take a moment to remember and appreciate the teachers who have helped shape our education and our lives. Whether you are a student now, or whether you have to think back many decades, it’s important to reflect on our teachers and their dedication to helping their students succeed. Here is our top 5 list of why you should appreciate your teachers and instructors, courtesy of the Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health, where our instructors give their all to educating our students. 1. Teachers care about all of their students Teachers are passionate about their jobs. They care about their students and want to help them succeed. They enjoy…
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Salter Nursing’s Patient Care Technician Program

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Become a PCT within a year! Are you looking to get into a new career field fast? Becoming a Patient Care Technician (PCT) allows you to get out into the workforce in a relatively quick time and pursue a career where you can be valued and help others. Salter Nursing's training program helps you develop the skills you need to become a professional patient care technician. Many patient care technicians like this field because it allows them to give needed care, help others, and bond with patients. Plus, the fast-paced job keeps them on their toes! If you’re considering going to patient care technician school, then you’ll need an overview of Salter Nursing’s PCT training program to decide if it’s the best career path for you. What does a Patient…
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5 Tips Every Nursing Professional Should Remember

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Nursing assistants and practical nurses can benefit from these suggestions If you are in training to become a nursing assistant, patient care technician, or practical nurse, you already know that nursing is important work. Patients will rely on you every day to provide the care they need. In most hospitals and nursing homes, nurses and nurses’ aides have busy schedules where they serve many patients throughout their shifts. During a busy shift, it can be hard to remember some of the basics. But keeping in mind these five overarching principles will help you manage your days better. These principles are adapted from the Lippincott Nursing Center.® 1. Remember ADPIE The acronym ADPIE helps nurses and other medical professionals to remember the order of steps that need to be taken: Assessment,…
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Sample Resume for Patient Care Technicians

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Show off the skills you learned in a PCT training program! Providing patient care is a significant and honorable career to have in today's world. When you start applying for jobs after graduating from patient care technician school, you'll want to proudly display the technical and soft skills that you've learned during your training program. You should be proud of your resume because it highlights who you are as a professional. A resume can sometimes be hard to write, especially for newcomers trying to get their first job. At the Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health, we want our students to represents themselves in the most professional way possible. If you're having trouble writing your resume, then use our sample patient care technician resume as a guide for when you…
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Is Your Social Media Sabotaging Your Job Search?

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Clean up your online act to improve your online presence We have all heard the stories about someone who has lost their job because of a compromising picture or post on social media. If you are searching for a job, how can you be sure that a potential employer won’t find something incriminating about you? What can you do to clean up your social media? Here are some tips for improving your online presence. Taking the time to follow these steps will be worth the effort. Cleaning up your social media presence can help you start your career search on the right foot. 1. Google yourself The first step is to Google your name, since this is probably what most employers will do. If something inappropriate comes up that you…
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5 Reasons to Enjoy a Healthy Breakfast!

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Healthy breakfasts could help improve your mind and body! Waking up in the morning to a warm, delicious meal is ideal for many people. However, the reality for students is that we are usually busy getting ready for the day ahead. Hectic schedules aren't ideal, but that doesn't mean you should skip out on the nutritous benefits of a healthy morning breakfast.  Read five reasons why you should eat a healthy breakfast each day. We even through in some options if you're on-the-go! 1. Perform better! During sleep, the body loses nutrients which can make us groggy and irritable in the morning. Reenergizing your body is essential if you're going to do your best at school or work. Eating a healthy breakfast provides us with the nutrients you need to feel…
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What to Do if You Are Falling Behind in Your Classes

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Nursing students should not give up! If you are a student in nursing school, you know that the curriculum can be hard. You need to learn all about human anatomy and physiology, which requires a lot of memorization. You have to study medical terminology, which can be complicated and hard to understand. On top of that, learning your nursing procedures and protocols is also challenging, especially the first time you try something new. But before you get discouraged, here are three important things to remember: Don’t give up! It will get easier! Practice makes perfect! Remember, getting through nursing school is within your reach, but it does require your effort. If you are falling behind in your grades, here are 5 tips that can get you back on track. 1.…
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