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Q: What do registered nurses do? 

Registered nurses (RNs) assume responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of quality patient care. They can work in a variety of settings, such as ICU, Med-Surg, Tele, ER, OR and other areas. RNs typically have more responsibilities than a CNA and LPN. 

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Q: What is the difference between a travel nurses vs. hospital nurse?

Travel nurses perform assignments across the country. They are often on the road, potentially working at several facilities a year. Their jobs are traditionally short term, ordinarily lasting 4-13 weeks. Many travel nurses are either RNs or LPNs. 

Hospital nurses work in local medical facilities, typically in the state they are licensed in. These assignments could be temporary or permanent, lasting a few months to several years. The job location is close to home for most. License types such as RNs, LPNs, CNAs, LVNs, and NPs work in facilities performing an array of duties. 

Q: What is the difference between travel nursing and per diem nursing?

Per diem nursing often excludes a routine work schedule and hours for the caregiver. They perform on an as-needed basis, usually locally. Travel nursing typically has set hours, with many professionals working outside of their home state.  

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Q: What do travel nurses do?  

Travel nurses’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care, promoting interpersonal relations with all contacts in the setting, managing the delivery of patient care, and all duties are carried in accordance to the Nurse Practice Act. However, their job requires traveling within their state or throughout the country, often for short-term assignments. 

Q: How do I become a travel nurse?

To become a travel nurse:

  • Graduate from a hospital-based nursing program. 
  • Earn an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
  • Typically have at least one year of hospital-based nursing experience. 

Q: What is medical billing and coding?

Medical billing and coding focuses on audit solutions, effective clinical documentation improvement strategies, remote-managed coding solutions, minimizes incomplete documentation, increases medical record quality and enhancing patient care communications, and other factors that help the overall healthcare industry.

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Q: What does a medical biller and coder do?

Medical billing and coder tasks include, but are not limited to, completing coding discharges and encounters, reviewing coding material, ensuring optimal reimbursement, and implementing medical centers’ physician query processes.

Q: What does a remote medical biller and coder do?

A remote coder performs many of the essential duties of most coding professionals such as, coding material, completing coding discharges and encounters, reviewing material, ensuring optimal reimbursement, and implementing the facilities physician query processes. However, they fulfill their duties outside the medical facility or office, often working within their home. 

Q: What is home care? 

Home care delivers health services in the home to senior, adult and pediatric patients. This provides an opportunity to relocate the patient from the medical facility into the comfort of their home. Caregivers could treat a variety of conditions. Types of care include nursing, therapy, companion and other services. 

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Q: What is a home health aide?

A home health aide (HHA) performs a variety of solutions to the daily needs of adult and pediatric patients, with the majority of tasks being non-medical care.

Q: What does a home health aide do?

A home health aide (HHA) provides services such as performing personal care (bathing, grooming, etc.), dressing, preparing meals and feeding, treating oral hygiene and skin care, assisting with mobility and transfers, taking temperature, observing mental and physical conditions, and other duties.