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Grief, Compassion, and Fatigue Tips

Understanding the different stages of grief are essential in managing your health as a nurse or caregiver. In a couple of recent articles in American Nurse Today, they describe these stages of grief and what to look for. Additionally, in a different article regarding compassion and fatigue, American Nurse Today discusses ways to recognize and better manage mental and physical health that comes with being a nurse or caregiver. Click on this link for the article on The Nature of Grief Click on this article on Compassion and Fatigue.

We are always trying to come up with topics to help you improve and better manage your career in healthcare. Please let us know if you have any suggestions on healthcare topics we can address to assist you in the future.

CE Resources for Nurses & CNA’s

In order for you to stay up in compliance with the state mandated continuing education requiremnts, many of you will need to complete these CE courses. In lieu of paying for these courses, there are many resources for which offer free CE online. Some of these courses will allow you to take them on your own schedule. Listed below are some website links which offer free online CE courses.

NURSES:

www.txhealthsteps.com
ce.nurse.com/FreeCE.aspx

CNA’S
http://www.powerpak.com/about
cnatraininghelp.com

December is Hospice Awareness Month

December is Hospice Awareness Month. A large portion of the services we provide to clients are directed towards back-up care. Specifically, CareStaf assists the greater DFW area Hospice providers with their continuous care service needs. Continuous care services are an intergral part of the overall hospice spectrum of care. CareStaf nurses providing this portion of hospice care are essential to the final days or hours of a persons life experience. We want to thank all of the CareStaf team who schedule and provide hands on hospice care to our communities hospice patients. We know you enrich the families and patients envolved in hospice services. We hope you all take away a sense of peace and pride knowing your knowledge, skills, and care truely make a difference. CareStaf often provides back-up care for patients when they are no longer eligable for hospice care as set forth under government guidelines. CareStaf fills this gap in care with Private Duty services. Thank you for recomending our services to families and friends!