Interview with Marie Purvis

Marie Purvis, Global Master Trainer at Nike

Clinicians across the nation are facing an increasing amount of stress and pressure as our healthcare system attempts to do more with less. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that our country’s healthcare workers are armed with the resources they need to stay mentally, emotionally and physically healthy. Premier Medical Staffing Services recently had the opportunity to interview Marie Purvis, Global Master Trainer at Nike, to discuss realistic ways for busy clinicians to incorporate fitness into their daily lives.

Marie Purvis is an international trainer and fitness professional with an innovative and creative approach to training. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology. She has also received her Personal Trainer Certification through the American Council on Exercise.

With over 16 years of professional and personal training experience, Marie Purvis’ programs focus on functional training. She has worked with professional athletes and celebrities, including Serena Williams, Nick Symmonds, Shawn Johnson, Lea Michele and Gabby Douglas (to name only a few). Her unique expertise and background serve her well as she creates content for the Nike Training Club app which gives consumers access to personal training anytime, anywhere.

Marie Purvis can be found on Instagram where she frequently posts live workouts and other fitness information.
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Healthcare Worker Burnout

Healthcare facilities across the nation are under an increasing amount of pressure to do more with less. From a healthcare staffing shortage to increasing patient volumes, the strain on available resources is becoming increasingly more palpable.

Nowhere is this resource strain more strongly felt than among the nurses, doctors and technicians that make treatment and patient care possible. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between now and 2026, an additional 203,700 new registered nurses will be needed annually to fill newly created positions and replace retiring clinicians. Additionally, the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that the United States will experience a shortage of up to nearly 122,000 physicians by 2032 as demand for care outpaces new medical college graduates.

While many institutions are taking great strides to help fill these workforce gaps, healthcare facilities are being forced to rely upon their current clinicians to make up the difference in the interim. Consequently, healthcare practitioners of all kinds are managing larger than normal caseloads, consistently working mandatory overtime and are struggling to combat the effects of healthcare worker burnout.

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MMR Overview for Healthcare Workers

What is MMR?

MMR-Overview-for-Healthcare-Workers-Blog-Post-Premier-ImageMMR is an abbreviation for three different types of airborne viruses: Measles, Mumps, or Rubella. Once these airborne viruses enter our bodies, they have one purpose: make more viruses. A virus is a master of deceit. It enters your body as a foreign invader and hijacks one of your body’s cells to hide from the antibodies that are patrolling your system. Once the virus is inside the cell, it tells the cell what to make and when to make it. These new cells that were created by the hijacked cell are now carrying, replicating, and spreading these viruses inside your body by the millions every second.

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Healthy Eating During the Workday

Tips-Healthy-Eating-During-the-Workday-Blog-Post-Premier-Medical-Staffing-ImageIf you are anything like me, sometimes it can be really difficult to accomplish healthy eating during the workday. I know I usually have good intentions and will go shopping on Sunday and buy a variety of healthy items that I can bring into work to prepare during the day. The problem for me is that I get too busy and do not have the time to take a break. Then what happens………delivery from a local establishment which usually consists of some not so healthy choices.

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Summer Skewer Recipes

Summer-skewer-recipes-premier-medical-blog-imageWith summer here, all I want to think about is grilling out, backyard gatherings, soaking in the sunshine, and eating delicious, easy to prepare foods. So, naturally a blog with snapshots of just that with summer skewer recipes is something I’m excited to share with healthcare professionals and everyone else.

Having a smorgasbord of healthy, easy to prepare, but still delicious, easy appetizers in your arsenal of tricks is important. Whether you host a small get-together, or like to bring a dish to the party, these crowd pleasing summer skewer recipes are sure to please or inspire your inner skewer-creativity.

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Immunizations Needed for Healthcare Agency Work

Immunizations-Credentialing-Blog-Post-Premier-Medical-ImageThe list of immunizations needed from a healthcare staffing agency can be daunting, and may include things that you may or may not have already. At Premier Medical Staffing Services, we pride ourselves in assisting you to obtain the documents that you have access to, as well as, provide resources. These are the best questions to ask yourself when needing to provide medical records for a pre-employment background check.

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Tips to Sleep Better at Night

5 Tips to Sleep Better at Night

A good night’s sleep may seem like a dream when you’re up night after night tossing and turning and counting the dwindling hours until your alarm. Many of us struggle to shut down our bodies and minds on a daily basis, resulting in the sluggish feeling from the lack of restoration the evening before. The five tips below may help restore your body’s ability to get full night of restful sleep.

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3 Ways to Stay Active in the Winter

3-Ways-Stay-Active-Winter-Premier-Medical-imageNow that the holidays are over, it is time to get back into the swing of things. If you had as much fun over the holidays as I did, your pants are little tight and your gym membership card is a little dusty. Good news! There are many ways to be active and healthy during these chilly post-holiday months. Whether you want to stay indoors or you want to brave the cold, I have great ideas to stay active to help keep that waistline from expanding.

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Am I sick enough to stay home?

4 Things to Consider When Determining If You’re Sick Enough to Stay Home

woman that is sick enough to stay homeThere is a stigma attached to staying home sick from work that all employees are aware of. There is always a choice to be made. Should I call in sick? Can I just tough it out? Can I afford to call in? Will we be short staffed if I’m out? Healthcare professionals struggle with these same questions that go along with deciding if you are too sick to go to work. Here are a few suggestions to consider when deciding if you are truly too sick to go to work.
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5 Ways to Prevent Compassion Fatigue

compassion-fatigueCompassion Fatigue is an occupational hazard in the field of healthcare. Taking constant inventory on your personal self-care to promote a healthy, sustainable career in your field of study is more important than ever as responsibilities and workload continue to rise in the industry.  It is seen as a cost of caring, within high care occupations where empathy, caring for others, and compassion are at the occupational core. Those who work in healthcare are aware, to some extent, of the high burnout rates that are go hand-in-hand with the industry.

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