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This being our week, Nurse Week 2021, I want to send a personal heartfelt thank you to all of the nurses working with Advantage Medical Professionals. I am grateful for your bravery, compassion and sacrifices throughout this past year and always. 2020 was a challenging year. We as nurses have shown over and over again… Continue reading Nurses Week 2021 – A Message From Our DON

Workplace violence is a major concern for nurses and other healthcare providers. Statistics from a 2019 nurse survey showed that 1 in 4 nurses experienced some form of assault.  Being a nurse of over 35 years, I can recall several times of being hit, bit and kicked by patients throughout my career. At that time,… Continue reading One Step Closer To Nurse Workplace Violence Protection

Have you ever thought of traveling and seeing the states you’ve never been to before? As the pandemic continues and the need for quality nurses grow across our country, this might be the time to consider Travel Nursing. Facilities throughout the United States are in need of more and more help than ever before. Here… Continue reading How To Begin Travel Nursing

A Louisiana nurse is being hailed as a hero after saving a 7-year-old student’s life. Althea Collins, a registered nurse with Advantage Medical Professionals (AMP), was working as a school nurse at a rural elementary school the morning of December 2nd, when she was notified of a Code Blue, unresponsive child. Upon arriving to the… Continue reading AMP Staffing Nurse Saves a Child’s Life at Louisiana School

Being a nurse of over 35 years in Southeast Louisiana, I have been faced with multiple situations that questioned standards of care. I’m not talking about being sure your patients are getting their medication within 30 minutes of the time it is ordered, or completing that admit assessment within 24 hours of his admission. I… Continue reading How does a nurse handle Crisis Standards of Care?

While thinking about what to talk to you guys about, I was throwing around many ideas. The holidays are coming – so what about recipes or craft ideas to make gift-giving easier. The New Year is right around the corner – so what about recommendations on a good self-improvement book. While tolling through my thoughts,… Continue reading Don’t Let Them Steal Your Joy

Clinician’s Corner Angela Totora, MBA/HA, RN Director of Nursing Marijuana for Therapeutic Use There is a lot of talk about medical marijuana. Do you know what that means to you as a nurse? Here are a few topics that might help you understand this complex issue. Obtaining and using medical marijuana is a complex and… Continue reading Marijuana for Therapeutic Use

Everyone has to start somewhere and when you’re new to travel nursing it can be a lot to take in. It’s smart to understand what’s realistic and unrealistic in the world of travel nursing. Most importantly you should know what is expected of you and what you should expect from your agency and hospital. It’s… Continue reading How To Avoid The Most Common Mistakes A New Traveler Makes

Have you heard the nurse manager say, “that nurse didn’t act professionally?” What did that mean? Isn’t it enough to do your job, and show up on time? What else should you do to be seen as acting professionally? Professionalism is demonstrated by you providing the care that you would give to your family, or… Continue reading 10 Ways To Be A Professional

Each year, the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC) evaluates the safety performance of its 20,000 plus policyholders across the state of Louisiana and recognizes the top companies for their outstanding safety programs. These “Safest 70” have demonstrated exemplary safety practices and a real dedication to workplace safety. LWCC recognizes Advantage Medical Professionals as a 2018… Continue reading LWCC Recognizes Advantage Medical Professionals As A 2018 Recipient Of LWCC’s Safest 70 Award

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