The Pulse of the Profession
Welcome to the ShiftMed blog where we discuss everything nursing, from professional insights to healthcare holidays to helpful hints for working with us.
Every year, the Nursing sector in the US expands. If you aspire to become a nurse, an initial consideration should be; what kind of nurse should you be? Most entry-level nurses opt for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Recent statistics have shown that there are about 1,885,706 LPN employed in the United States.
An ICU nurse, also known as a Critical Care Nurse, is a nurse who works in the Intensive Care Unit (also known as the critical care unit or intensive therapy unit). The ICU is a 24-hour facility typically located inside a hospital for the most vulnerable patients.
Nursing is a respected and rewarding career path, but there are so many types of nurses, how do you know which path to choose? We hope to answer your questions to give you an idea of whether becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse is right for you.
A Home Health Aide (HHA) is a home healthcare worker who helps patients with basic medical tasks, such as wound care, driving to appointments, and assists with everyday tasks that patients may find difficult, such as taking a bath or feeding themselves. They may work for an agency or independently, and the way they help depends on the patient's specific needs.
The registered nurse (RN) career is one of the most rewarding and lucrative careers in healthcare. You can work in hospitals and clinics with an RN degree, helping patients with medical conditions. You will be responsible for administering medications and monitoring patients' health throughout their hospital stay.