Gina LaFountain, Director Medical Access Center
By Access Nurse
Love What You Do!
Steve Jobs, an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor, was the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Apple Inc.; chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar; a member of The Walt Disney Company‘s board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs was widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s and co-founded Apple with Steve Wozniak. Not bad for a college drop-out. But Jobs had a secret…he loved what he did. He explained it like this: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great […]
Updated (Covid-19) Triage Protocols: Thank You to Schmitt — Thompson Clinical Content
During the tumultuous times brought on by the rapid spread of and panic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’d like to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Barton Schmitt and Dr. David Thompson and the host of clinical nurse contributors and reviewers who collaborated with them to author the triage guidelines used by AccessNurse. Updating Protocols from the Start Due to the prompt response by Dr. Schmitt and Dr. Thompson, we were able to be better prepared and equipped to handle the initial (and at the time of writing, ongoing) COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Their continued efforts to ensure that triage protocols are up-to-date and accurate have been paramount to how we’ve been able to […]
What is Work-Life Balance Worth to Physicians?
For the unfamiliar, physician burnout is a long-term stress reaction experienced by physicians (as well as others working in the medical industry), that’s typically marked by depersonalization, mental and emotional exhaustion, as well as a lack of sense of personal accomplishment. It’s a problem that’s plagued healthcare workers for decades. A 2020 survey of more than 15,000 physicians conducted by Medscape.org looked at Physician burnout in the United States. This survey examined cross-generational burnout rates, how physicians coped, the influence that technology has on burnout, as well as how much money physicians are actually willing to give up to reduce their degree of burnout – even marginally. Physician Burnout Across Generations The Medscape.org survey discovered that while average burnout rates […]