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Healthcare staffing company, Aureus Medical, talks texting and doctoring for the travel nurse

Omaha, NE, (May 29, 2014) - It's time to find new solutions to "texting" and doctoring. Travel nursing jobs leader, Aureus Medical Group, talks about the hazards of texting and doctoring.

Many of us know the dangers of texting and driving, and the same sort of distraction caused by using the phone behind the wheel may occur in the workplace when healthcare staffing professionals engage in typing electronic records, a new, small report found.

Texting while driving raises the risk of a crash by 23 times. This is because dealing with one's phone greatly reduces the amount of brain activity devoted to driving. For medical staffing employees, the same issue might hold true for interacting with patients and typing into electronic health records.

Similar to when driving, a travel nursing professional needs to be alert to environmental cues in the office. At the heart of the problem is that multitasking worsens every task you do, and cognitive scientists have demonstrated that engaging in a second activity disrupts primary task performance. Although handling multiple situations at once is necessary for those on nursing jobs, trying to juggle patient contact with electronic records can undermine the essential alertness of observation, communication, problem solving, and developing trusting relationships with patients.

Almost all of us have encountered the situation when we're talking to a friend who can't stop staring at his or her phone screen. A comparable feeling of distance and indignant behavior might be felt by the patient in the office, making the matter even worse in the professional environment.

Read the full article to learn solutions for texting and doctoring.

About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide. With more than 30 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire. Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 45 years.