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ESSENTIA HEALTH

The pandemic has changed nursing, raising questions about the future of nursing and most immediately, who wants to even be a nurse. This crisis in nursing is causing nursing educators to quickly rethink how they train their students and making health systems rethink how they recruit and retain nurses.
All school districts in the metro area are having trouble filling teaching spots because substitute teachers are in short supply.
Doctors say those vaccinated have a low likelihood of being hospitalized.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is a relatively new form of treatment to this area, but it's actually been around since the 1960s. Though it was originally known as the primary form of treatment for deep sea divers suffering from "the bends," HBOT has been adapted to a variety of uses. For one Park Rapids, Minnesota, man, it meant the difference between an eventual, full healing and further amputation of a limb on which he already used a prosthetic.

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Anyone can register to attend the free, virtual event that will include a questions-and-answer session.
Walker and Park Rapids clinic provider Kelsey Stay's residency, which started in October, is part of a federally funded program involving Essentia Health in partnership with North Dakota State University.
These traveling nurses book their temporary contracts, usually about 13 weeks, through various agencies and can make as much in a week as a regular staff nurse earns in a month, according to one of the travelers. However, a human resources director at Essentia Health said much of the demand is being driven by the pandemic and, once the case numbers recede, many of those contractual positions will no longer be necessary.

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Readers named Essentia Health 'Best Medical Facility' in the Best of the Red River Valley 2021 competition.
Readers named Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights 'Best Live Entertainment Spot' in the Best of the Red River Valley 2021 competition.
"The caregivers truly are amazing, compassionate, professional and sincere," writes Henry C. "Bud" Wessman of Fargo. "But in order to fully appreciate the care, there must be a support system of family, friends, faith and prayer. "

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