Blog

Innovative Rehab Therapies

  As rehab professionals you are up to speed on the latest and greatest therapeutic trends, technologies and equipment available.  However, trying to keep up with all those advances and integrating them into your patient workload can sometimes be daunting.  It’s good to know that you don’t always have to reinvent the wheel and that ….

Continue reading

Inspiring Stories in Speech Language Pathology

For all the SLPs out there working tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of children and adults with speech and hearing impairments…here are some stories that we hope will inspire you even through the most routine of days. Mind Over Matter:  A Dutch ALS quadriplegic mother is given the gift of communication with a ….

Continue reading

Nursing CEU Opportunities – Outside The Box

  As most of you know, continuing education is a fact of life for nurses, whether to expand and sharpen skills, explore other fields of practice or advance to the next career level. But that doesn’t mean the process has to be boring! Check out the unique options below for ideas that are both fun ….

Continue reading

Odds and Ends – January 2017

  January 2017, marked the 50th anniversary of The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV, an annual celebration for techies across the globe.  Throughout the last decade the exhibition’s health and wellness marketplace has grown steadily, showcasing the expanding wearables and fitness sectors, as well as rehabilitation technologies that are revolutionizing the industry. ….

Continue reading

Who wants to go back to college?

Are you looking to move to a place with plenty of social and economic opportunities? Livability says look at college towns first.  Their 2016 Top Ten list runs the gambit from the incredibly artsy and charming Denton, TX to the highly walkable, and urban city feel of Cambridge, MA.  College towns are suppliers of educated ….

Continue reading

Odds and Ends

Summer is winding down, children will be returning to school and some of you will be returning to work after a well-deserved break.  Healthcare professionals generally don’t need motivation to return to their calling, but here are a few odds and ends that just might reinforce your innate passion for helping others:    Paying It ….

Continue reading

Alaska Needs Healthcare Pros!

  UnitedHealth Foundation released its 2016 health rankings for senior populations. They projected that by 2030, twenty-five states would see a 50% or above uptick in that sector with Alaska topping the list at a whopping 85.1%!  Since seniors are the largest consumers of health care services, an enormous expansion of that age group can ….

Continue reading

Odds and Ends

    July brings lazy, sunny days and warm, starry nights…travels at home and abroad…and maybe even a much needed break from your daily grind. Our July odds and ends blog has something for both your professional and personal lives :   Ships Ahoy:  Those CEUs were never easier to complete than against the backdrop ….

Continue reading

A Beacon For All: The Mayo Clinic Expands

      A great hospital or other healthcare facility can literally transform a city or town.  Rochester, MN and its famed Mayo Clinic is a case in point.  Which is why Livability ranked Rochester #1 on its “Top 100 Best Places to Live 2016”. Over the next two decades, Mayo will enlarge its already ….

Continue reading

Odds and Ends – June Edition

In honor of “Men’s Health Month” and Father’s Day in June, we offer this collection of items for all the male healthcare and rehabilitation professionals out there…you know who they / you are!    Real Men Don’t:  The prevailing wisdom is that men hate asking for directions.  But now a low cost European airline has ….

Continue reading

Healthcare Pros Discover Good Things Come in Small Packages

  Summer, for me at least, has always conjured up travel.  Warm days, blue skies, open roads, no school, and fewer work, client and family obligations. That is not to say that  other seasons don’t lend themselves to travel, or that you can’t work AND travel.  In fact, more and more healthcare professionals are discovering ….

Continue reading

Ten Gift Ideas For Your Favorite SLP

For “Better Speech and Hearing Month” #89 we have accumulated a list of 10 unique gifts to show your favorite SLP (or yourself) how much you value what they (you) do. Sounds Like An SLP:  A stylish way to display professional pride on any wall. Take Your Breath Away:  Chocolate that says they leave you ….

Continue reading

Occupational Therapists Have More Fun

Who says OTs aren’t imaginative and funny?  Not us…and below are the videos to prove it!  So sit back and enjoy these 5 creative endeavors from some current and future colleagues, just in time for Occupational Therapy Month:  OT Rap Style  OT Oops  Revenge Of The MOTs  OT Prof Gets Creative  OT Terms…Say What? Want ….

Continue reading

Advocate For Occupational Therapy

I saw a T-shirt today that read “Occupational Therapist (It’s okay, no one knows what we do)”… ouch… but is there any truth to it?  Maybe the profession has what can only be described as a branding problem? Surely you have seen some evidence of that. For example, how many times have you personally explained ….

Continue reading

We ♥ OTs and COTAs!

If it’s April it must be Occupational Therapy Month…36 years and counting!  Centra applauds all the dedicated Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and Occupational Therapists working tirelessly to enhance their clients’ quality of life using everyday activities as therapy. You make a significant and lasting difference in people’s lives! Somehow just saying “Thanks” seems so inadequate, ….

Continue reading

Four Stress Reducers for Healthcare Pros

What can the new movie “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” teach healthcare professionals about stress at work? Without giving too much away, Kim Baker, (played by Tina Fey) deals with on the job training as a war correspondent by indulging in varying degrees of risky behavior.  That is until she realizes that the adrenaline rushes are not ….

Continue reading

Five 2015 Tax Tips and Deductions For Nurses

We should be grateful that Congress was too embroiled in partisan politics this year to enact any new tax legislation!  That being said, provisions of existing laws continue to be phased in, along with now standard adjustments for inflation, and filling out those tax forms remains a time consuming task that most of us dread. ….

Continue reading

Odds And Ends

April is not only Occupational Therapy Month but also Autism Awareness Month.  If you are an OT with ASD clients, you already know how life changing your practice is!  But it doesn’t hurt to remind you and inform others.  That is what our “Odds and Ends” for this month hopes to do.  We provide links ….

Continue reading

National Patient Safety Week Is March 13-19, 2016

Patient complaints about hospital stays have been fairly consistent: sleep interruptions, communication glitches, loss of personal items and bad food….just  to name a few!  Hospital administrators and staff, on the other hand, have focused increased attention on patient safety. The advent of “Superbugs”, new potential pandemics and a change from “fee-for-service” to “pay for performance”, ….

Continue reading

Odds And Ends

As promised, this is Centra’s monthly collection of 5 inspiring, and we hope useful, links to stories, technologies and other healthcare related information: Don’s Voice:  Not Impossible, an LA based company, creates an innovative patient centric communication solution for an ALS farmer in Ontario, Canada…tissue alert! OT in Action: An accessible home by Frank Lloyd ….

Continue reading
Loading...