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Are you an experienced ICU RN looking for top pay, benefits and great, new adventures? Travel assignments for ICU nurses in all the specialties, NICU, PICU, SICU, Trauma, etc. are in demand in top facilities and major markets across the country. If the big city is not your thing, there are plenty of opportunities available in smaller facilities as well. Travel nurses are always in demand as there are currently more jobs available than there are qualified RN’s to fill them. The choice can be yours if you have two years of experience in your specialty and are willing to jump in feet first and take on a challenge, then becoming a professional healthcare traveler could be just what you are looking for. Here at HealthCareTravelers.com we want to help you find the best fit for you to move forward with your new experience while enhancing your career at the same time. You fill out our Request For More Information field and we get you in touch with a few of the top agencies in the industry today. They can help you figure out what you want to do and where. There are so many opportunities available for you to choose from. And did you know that your agency will help you with housing, including finding you housing at your new location, and some of them are even pet friendly if you have a furry roommate. Your recruiter will be there to help you with all the details and make for a smooth transition on your first….or next…adventure. If you would like to get started just click here to fill out our Request for More Information and we will put in touch with the people who can help you get where you want to be! Safe travels.
Believe it or not Florida is one of the largest states and has so many different environments, not just coastlines and beautiful beaches. There are natural springs with beautiful clear water that stays between 68-72 degrees year round. There are too many lakes to even count, as well as inland rivers, for fishing and water sports if you don’t want to swim in the ocean. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities when the weather is a little cooler. There are major cities with large populations and medical centers including Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Pensacola just to name a few. Travel nurses and professional healthcare travelers are always in demand in these facilities as there are more jobs than there are qualified caregivers to fill them. There is NASCAR in Daytona Beach and major sports teams in Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami and Orlando if those activities are of interest to you. Of course all the major theme parks are represented in the Orlando Metropolitan area: Islands of Adventure, Disney Parks, Aquariums, Wax Museums, Universal Studios and the newest Orlando Entertainment Complex on I-Drive. Needless to say, tourism abounds and there are always new people to meet if you like to get out and about. There are many festivals in the winter and the snowbirds (people who live in Florida in the winter and migrate north in the summer) populate the state from about December/January to March/April or even longer. Outdoor activities are popular in the winter months as the weather is usually warm, with very few days of temperatures below 50 degrees F. Camping, hiking, 4-wheeling, golfing, zip-lining, boating, kayaking and so many more fun activities can be enjoyed in the winter months when the temps are more hospitable to us humans and not so hot like it is in the summer. Is it time you started your discovery of all that Florida has to offer? If so, just click here and we can put you in touch with some of the top agencies in the industry today and get you started on your first…..or next, adventure! Make top dollar with great benefits and explore the beautiful diversity of Florida, all while enhancing your career! Safe travels!
Well, can you believe it, another Summer and Labor Day come and gone?  They sure do seem to go faster each year. Were you where you wanted to be this past summer? Have you got your new assignments for fall and winter planned or in the planning stages? It’s time to hit the road for fall and winter adventures. As a travel nurse and/or professional healthcare traveler the choice is really yours. Do you want to hide from the cold and hang out in one of the many tropical paradises our beautiful country has to offer? Key West, Miami Beach, San Diego, Hawaii or maybe any of the other amazing beaches in the US are calling your name…..      Or, are you more of a winter sports fan? Skiing in the mountains can be found in so many different locations across the country….the west coast to the east coast and everywhere in between. And then, you could always go for Alaska if you are feeling adventurous. That is a destination I am looking forward to seeing one day indeed. There are major facilities in major markets and even rural areas across the US that are always looking for qualified and caring professionals. Earn top dollar and the best benefits, all while exploring a new area and enhancing your career at the same time.  The choice is yours and we can help. Just click here and we will put you in touch with some of the top agencies in the industry today. RN’s is most specialties, Therapists and Allied personnel are all needed. Time to pack up your suitcase and start your first….or next, adventure!
Lemongrass is one of many natural remedies that can be used for multiple purposes and help you alleviate the need for pharmaceuticals and over the counter medicines. Plant remedies have been widely used by humans for millenia and most can be grown right in your backyard or on your windowsill at home. Lemongrass has antifungal and antibacterial properties and can fight body odor naturally. You can use diluted lemongrass essential oil as natural deodorant with none of the nasty side effects of the deodorant sold in all stores nationwide. You can treat oily hair with a few drops of diluted essential oil by massaging it into your scalp and letting it sit for 15 minutes prior to washing it as you normally would. The essential oil of lemongrass can also be used to relieve muscle and joint pain, muscle spasms and sprains and even headaches. You can apply the diluted essential oil topically or inhale it by using a diffuser in your room. You can also make a tea of lemongrass or infuse it into water for the same benefits. Lemongrass tea or lemongrass infused water can also help with gastrointestinal issues as it has anti-ulcer effects, help regulate bowel function and even stimulates digestion. An energizing concoction can be made with lemongrass essential oil and 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts for your tired feet, or you can make a foot massage oil by using a few drops of essential oil mixed with a carrier oil. I use coconut oil as a carrier for lots of different mixtures with essential oils for a variety of different things and it would work great for this too. Diffusing a few drops of lemongrass oil in your room can help relieve irritability, stress, anxiety and can even help with insomnia. Diluted lemongrass essential oil can be used to treat scrapes or cuts as it has antibiofilm properties against many germs and interrupts the growth of bacteria in the body. Lemongrass infused water or a lemongrass tea can help improve your sleep if you drink a little bit right before bed. These are just a few of the many ways your can use this great natural product. And, here’s a real good one if you live in a buggy climate like I do. If you grow lemongrass outside in big pots it will help to repel those nasty, biting insects. Safe travels and we hope these tips provide you some great information that you can apply to your everyday, hectic life.
There are so many different and diverse areas of California. Would you like to explore some of them? The beautiful beaches, giant old trees, mountains and forests galore, and even deserts await your exploration in the great state of California. There are more than 160,000 square miles in this huge state and it hosts a population of almost 40 million residents. It is the most populous state in the US and the third largest in area. The culture in California is considered a global trendsetter in politics, environmentalism, and innovation. The American film industry was born in California, as well as the hippie counterculture, the internet, the personal computer and so much more. Due to the diversity and migration the state hosts traditions, languages and foods from around the world. There are many major markets in Sunny California and there is always a great need to experienced and caring travel nurses and professional healthcare providers. Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Fresno, San Jose, Long Beach and Fresno are just a few of the major cities experiencing shortages of qualified personnel. It’s really up to you. What part of California would you like to explore? I have always wanted to drive up the PCH, Pacific Coast Highway, and still have not done that. But I will before too much longer. Travel nurses with two years of experience in their specialty can literally pick and choose the assignments they want, when they want them and in the place they would like to be. If you would like to get started on your California adventure just click here and we will get you in touch with some of the top agencies in the field today. Make your future happen. Explore new territory and expand your career all at the same time.
An affordable item when you are on a travel assignment, or not, that can and should be used for so many things in your household, Apple cider vinegar was always a staple in so many of our homes growing up. When on assignment it’s great to have something you can use for so many different things around the house and is affordable. Apple cider vinegar mixed with water makes a deodorizing spray that will neutralize odors in the household. Due to its antibacterial properties it is also a great household cleaner. I personally prefer this to all the nasty chemicals sold in the stores. It’s also a great way to wash fruits and vegetables before consuming to get rid of any residual pesticides and/or bacteria. Apple cider vinegar is a great aid for digestive issues. An old folk remedy to help if you are thinking about indulging in foods that normally upset your stomach, is to take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in a glass of warm water and drink it 30 minutes or so before you eat. I personally drink two tablespoons of a brew that is a mixture of fermented honey, apple cider vinegar and garlic each morning and have been doing so for more than four years now. It keeps me healthy and my gut in good shape biologically. If your throat is sore you can mix ¼ cup of warm water with ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and use it as a gargle, once each hour. It will create an acidic environment in which the germs cannot survive. If you are somewhere that has biting insects, it turns out that apple cider vinegar will take the itch and sting right out of a bite or sting. I live in Florida and gets quite buggy here, quite often, so this little remedy has been a lifesaver. Apple cider vinegar is great for your skin and can help keep acne under control. Mix water and apple cider vinegar in equal parts and shake well. Apply to your skin as a toner or to treat acne with a cotton ball. Drink a glass of water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed in to thin mucus and prevent germ growth if you have a stuffy nose. Apple cider vinegar is also used a treatment for common dandruff. It changes the pH of your scalp and makes it harder for yeast to grow. Mix ¼ cup water with a ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and put in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture on your head and wrap your head in a towel for 15 minutes to an hour, then wash as your normally would. You can do this up to two times a week if necessary. If you need a quick natural energy boost, add a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water or some vegetable juice. The amino acids in the apple cider vinegar can act as an antidote to the build up of lactic acid in your body after exercise which causes fatigue. Gargling with apple cider vinegar in the morning and help whiten your teeth, remove stains and it will kill bacteria in your mouth and gums as well. Just brush as normal after you gargle. These are just a few of the many uses I know of for this great household item. I’m sure you know of many more. Always great to have an affordable option that can be found everywhere and used for so many things, especially when on assignment in a new place. Safe travels!
Normally the first thing you think about when you hear Collagen is that it can help with skin issues and hair loss and even slow the aging process. Collagen is a protein that is a building block for your hair, skin and nails. And, of course, as you age, your body’s ability to produce collagen slows and therefore your body doesn’t have as much access to collagen to keep your skin, nails and hair healthy. Oral supplementation with collagen has been shown to improve the appearance of all of these. Collagen has been found beneficial in repairing issues in your gut, which houses more than 3$ of your immune system. If your gut is not functioning properly, you can bet your body surely is not. The walls of your intestines are made of “villi” and these villi are made from collagen in your body. When you add collagen to your diet you can actually seal up the leaks and help your body with new tissue growth and better health at the cellular level. Glycine is one of the ingredients contained in collagen and this amino acid is one of the building blocks of protein. Your body can make glycine from other ingredients in your body but as your collagen levels decrease with age then so too does the level of glycine. This amino acid also supports your liver during the detox process, which is how the body rids itself of the toxins we are exposed to in our daily lives. ‘ Your bones are also about 1/3 collagen and this is what gives them the flexibility we enjoy. Collagen supplementation has been shown very helpful in the increase of bone mineral density of your bones and therefore beneficial to persons impacted by osteoporosis. It is also very helpful to the health of your joints as collagen provides the lubrication necessary for your ligaments, tendons and joints to glide and move with ease. As your body’s natural ability to produce collagen slows, as you age, you may lose some mobility as your joints become painful, stiff and/or swollen. Collagen supplementation has been shown to help decrease joint pain and improve mobility. Do your research and make sure you find a good source of collagen if you decide to add it to your regime. I have added a joint supplement that contains 500 mg of collagen and have been taking it daily for more than a year now. The benefits have been quite profound in my case. I would hope you have such great results.
It has often been found that travel and experiencing new things helps you expand your horizons and maybe even live longer. As a travel nurse or professional healthcare traveler you have the advantage. You can choose travel as a big part of your life by making it your career. We would all like to add more life to our years I would think more than we want to add more years to our life. It’s more important to me that I live the years….and the days that I have each day and make the best of each one. Because as we all know, tomorrow is never guaranteed. How about a few more tips to help you live healthier and get more life from your years. If you haven’t quit smoking yet, please do! You will be doing yourself and everyone around you a huge service. It’s not like we don’t know it damages you in many ways. It even makes your skin lose elasticity so that you show your age quicker. There are so many program and aids to help you these days if you don’t feel you can do it on your own. I smoked for twenty years and quit smoking more than 25 years ago after a physical workout class where I thought I would pass out for lack of air. I was only 34 years old at the time and couldn’t believe I couldn’t make it through one class. Do it for yourself and if not for you, do it for the people you love and who love you and want to share your presence in the years to come. Secondly, how do you handle your stress? Stress is one of the major causes of chronic illness in our country and the numbers of people suffering from chronic disease continues to skyrocket. Find time to learn to manage your stress. There are many ways that you can do on your own. Walk, exercise, breathe, meditate, do yoga or whatever it is that makes you feel better and let that stress go. When I am suffering from stress I take a few long, deep breaths and close my eyes if possible. If possible I will put on my tennis shoes and take off for a brisk walk. This helps me in so many ways. It reduces my stress, eases depression and just makes me feel better all round. If you are carrying a few extra pounds, like most of us are, maybe it’s time to make some changes to get rid of them, especially if, like me, you carry that extra weight around your middle. This is the kind of fat that is stored long term and hardest to get rid of….but as with anything else, you can do it if you put your mind to it. Be conscious of what you put in your mouth as well as your thoughts while you are eating. Your diet is more than just what goes in your mouth. America is one of the most unhealthy countries because of our poor diet. Stop eating packaged foods and eat food that is closer to its natural state. Cook with low temperatures and eat more vegetables and fruit. You know the drill. How many times have you advised your patients to take these steps? Time to step up to the plate and get rid of those pounds. Find something you love to do when you have down time. I like to walk in nature and I also love to go out dancing to live music. My husband and I used to go dancing on the weekends to live music in our town. I continue the tradition, dancing alone most of the time, since he passed. I’m not worried about what it looks like. I’m just having fun. I am lucky enough to live near the ocean so I can go for a walk on the beach and enjoy the salt air just about any time I like as well. Hobbies and interests that you enjoy can stimulate your brain and help lengthen your lifespan. Always try to get a good night’s sleep. Sleep is so important to your body and so many of us just don’t make the time for good sleep. Sleep is your body’s way of restoring itself, renewing itself and repairing itself. If you don’t get good sleep your body does not recover from the everyday ravages of life. Good quality sleep helps by lowering your risk of heart disease, obesity and even mood disorders. Sleeping less than 5 hours per night has been shown in many studies to shorten your lifespan by many years. And if you feel like and can make the time to do it, take a nap. It’s good for your heart and may even help you to live longer. A power nap of only 20 minutes can give you a great boost. Here’s to your long and healthy life. Keep Smiling and Safe Travels!
Travel nurses and professional healthcare travelers can plan ahead and be in the area to attend a fun fall festival this year. Do you have any great ideas for fall destinations as a traveler. Here are a few fall festivals of all sorts that you can plan to attend if you just get on the stick and get your travel assignment lined up. The National Apple Harvest Festival runs for two weekends this October, 5-6 and 12-13, 2019. This festival is held each year in the heart of Pennsylvania Apple country, a few miles from historic Gettysburg in Biglerville, PA. There are orchard tours, petting zoo, steam engine displays and the Apple Auditorium. You can check out www.appleharvest.com for more info. Do you love a Maine lobster? Maine in October is a great destination as it is also peak leaf peeping season. The Harvest on the Harbor Festival in mid-October brings as many as 5,000 people to Portland to enjoy Maine’s finest locally sourced foods, top chefs and other Maine-made products like wine and beer. Over 250 restaurants participate in this festival each fall. Santa Fe, New Mexico hosts its annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta  from September 22 through the 29 th this fall. This festival celebrates the deep-rooted traditions of Santa Fe cuisine which involves a lot of chiles. More than 70 of Santa Fe’s best restaurants are featured as well as 90 national wineries. There are wine and food tastings, cooking demonstrations and of course special luncheons and dinner. How about the Arizona Taco Festival for some fall fun? This festival is in Scottsdale Arizona on October 12 and 13 of 2019. In 2009 the Arizona Taco Festival created the first ever taco festival in the world. The famous Tequila Expo features over 100 tequilas for guests to sample. Find out more info at their web site, AzTacoFestival.com . Or you could always arrange your travel assignment so you won’t miss the 30 th Anniversary Sea Witch Festival. This is the official Delaware State Official Fiddler’s Festival and this year it happens October 25-27 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Sea Witch Costume Contest, Costumed Dog Parade and the statewide Fiddler’s Festival to mention a few of the activities you can enjoy. The annual Scarecrow Harvest happens in Alpharetta, Georgia this year on October 5. The downtown streets will be lined with more than 100 scarecrows celebrating fall. Free family entertainment including country music, hay rides, face painting, historical demos and much more. 2019 marks the 71 st year for the Floral Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii and includes a colorful procession of pau horseback riders and lots of floats made with Hawaiian flowers and of course plenty of Hawaiian music. In Louisiana the oldest agricultural festival starts on October 17 and runs through the 20 th this year. It is the 82 nd International Rice Festival . This annual festival is held in downtown Crowley, La and is one of the largest festivals in the state. This festival brings attention to the importance of rice and emphasizes it’s place in the world economic picture. The Macedon Lumberjack Festival in Macedon, New York has an amateur lumberjack competition and includes two-man cross cut, log rolling, fire starting and even ax throwing. There is a petting zoo and pony rides for the kids too. This year the fun can be had on the weekend of September 7 and 8. So many fun festivals can be found in every state all across the US this autumn. Where do you want to go and what do you want to see? As a travel nurse the options are open and the choice is yours. Would you like to start your adventure? Click here if you would like us to get you in touch with some of the top agencies in the industry today. Jobs are there just waiting for you!
There are literally hundreds of jobs available for qualified Labor & Delivery RN’s in major facilities across the nation. There are more jobs that there are caring professionals to fill them. Is it time for you to branch out and start your Travel Nursing career in this booming industry. Jobs are only expected to continue to grow as the nursing shortage runs rampant across the country. Labor & Delivery RN’s are one o the most sought after specialties. No day is typical in the life of the Labor & Delivery nurse because when it comes to helping women deliver babies you never know what’s in store. As with all jobs in the healthcare field every day has its challenges and hopefully its rewards a well. Compassionate professionals in this field area must educate, assist and support these women in all four stages of their labor and delivery. As an L&D RN you can be assured that the hours are of course 24/7/365. Babies don’t wait for weekdays or holidays so there are always plenty of shifts available, whether you prefer nights, weekends or daytime hours. You never know when the excitement will begin….or end. You really have to be able to think on your feet and think fast and still maintain accuracy. There will of course be plenty of time on your feet while checking on your patients. Teamwork and the ability to work with others is very important as well. A big part of the duties of the L&D RN are to educate the mother and her support team so of course good communication skills are key. Are you ready to start your career as a Travel Nurse? Enhance your career, experience new places, meet new people and learn….all while earning top pay and benefits. Click here if you would like to fill out our Request for more Info and we will put you in touch with some of the top agencies in the industry today and get your started on your adventures!