Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
TRS' NURSES - COMFORTING AND RESTORING LIVES ON A DAILY BASIS
|Lynn Brown-Dawson, RN|
Recently, I heard a firsthand story that completely changed how I viewed our services and our service to others. A few months back, my close friend was in the hospital with a severe illness. As I was visiting my friend and his wife in the hospital, they asked me if we had a nurse working in the hospital by the name of Lynn. I said yes we do, her name is Lynn Brown-Dawson. My friend's wife (Becky) proceeded to explain to me how much she thought of Lynn. She told me Lynn was a terrific nurse and had great bedside skills and manners. Becky felt so comfortable with Lynn's care that she was able to go home at night and take care of her kids. Becky was secure in knowing that Lynn was taking good care of her husband and this security provided a great sense of relief in a difficult time.
As I said earlier, it always brings a feeling of pride and enjoyment to hear what our providers do on a daily basis. When I heard how one of my loved ones was comforted by a TRS provider, I was changed forever. There are no words in the English language to express how I felt. If you could combine the meaning of the words pride, excitement, joy, gratitude, humility, it would still be an understatement.
Lynn Brown-Dawson, thank you for caring for my loved one! You took care of him when he needed it the most. I am so proud that you are a part of the TRS team and I am proud of what you and so many other nurses do on a daily basis.
CEO, The Right Solutions
Friday, November 15, 2013
TRS IS ASKING FOR YOUR HELP
We have a saying here, “When you join The Right Solutions, you join a family.” We would like to introduce you to someone who is an extension of our family. Dominique Kemper is the granddaughter of one of our nurse recruiters, Regina Davis, and she is a remarkable young woman with an amazing story. Last year we conducted fundraiser at The Right Solutions to help Dominique play volleyball in special leagues. This year is no different except that we are reaching out to the public to ask for your help.
In 2006, Dominique met a family, the Kempers, which would change her life forever. Renee Kemper, her husband and son moved to an area near Beaver Lake in 2006. Dominique and Renee’s son became instant friends. Soon after Dominique’s father asked Renee if she could help take care of Dominique. She was happy to help. Renee began to notice that Dominique was a troubled child. She was not doing well in school, had a hard time controlling her anger, could barely read, and did not open up or communicate well with others. Renee quickly deduced that things at home where abusive.
In the summer of 2008, Dominique complained of back pain while she was changing into her bathing suit. Renee went in to check on her and discovered that Dominique’s back and legs were covered in bruises. Her father had accused her of stealing and although Dominique denied it, he had beaten her with a belt. Angry, Renee confronted him and called the police. Dominique was then taken and put in foster care. Renee never lost touch with her and in the middle of July she was summoned to court and able to bring Dominique home. In March of 2010 Dominique’s adoption became final and she was officially a member of the Kemper family.
All this happened when Dominique was eight. She is now fourteen, a honor roll student, skilled volleyball player and the sweetest girl you would ever meet. Rather than pity herself and her situation, Dominique has taken control of her life and is very proud of her accomplishments. If you would like to read more about Dominique by click here.
How You Can Help
Dominique is a very skilled volleyball player and is often asked to play in special leagues; however, these leagues are very expensive but very necessary for her to fulfill her dream of playing collegiate volleyball. This year she has been asked to participate in the Ozark Junior Competitive Volleyball League, a nonprofit organization, and needs help raising the fees to participate. The fees go to pay for uniforms, equipment, officials and tournaments.
We are very proud of Dominique and hope that her story is an inspiration to you. If you would like to help by donating please click here. All donations are greatly appreciated and go directly to fees needed to participate in the Ozark Juniors Competitive Volleyball League!
If you would like to learn more about The Right Solutions call 888-987-8233 or check us out online at www.therightsolutions.com.Follow us:
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
TRS, COMFORTING & RESTORING LIVES THRU THE ACT OF GIVING!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
TRS MAKES STRIDES TO HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER!
Saturday, October 26, 2013 The Right Solutions team, TaTa Rescue Squad, turned out to show support and walk the 5k "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" produced by The American Cancer Society. The event was held at the NWA Mall. We had a great time. There was lots of pink, plenty of dancing, a ton of laughter, tears and support. Thanks to all of you, who helped our team raise money for this great event and to all those who came out and walked!
|The Right Solutions, TaTa Rescue Squad Crew|
|G, cutest member of the TRS TaTa Rescue Squad|
|G and her Dad, Louie - TRS's very own Director of Account Management|
|The Mighty Pink Striped Duo, Celeste - TRS Nurse Recruiter and daughter, Catalina|
|The Pink Princess, Jennifer H and her significant other Scott|
|The Pink Stooges, Jennifer H - TRS Nurse Recruiter, Tracy V - TRS Social Media Director, and Jessica S - TRS Account Manager|
|The Pink Dancing Queen, Abbe - TRS Nurse Recruiter and Celeste showing the crowd how it's done!|
If you would still like to show your support and donate - there is still time! Click here, enter the TaTa Rescue Squad under support a team and hit the donate button to give! Every penny raised goes to cancer research and support of those diagnosed with cancer in this country.
If you would like to learn more about The Right Solutions, visit us online at www.therightsolutions.com or call 888-987-8233!
Friday, October 25, 2013
BETTY MCTRAVELER'S PINTEREST PROS AND CONS: MICROWAVE APPLE PIE RECIPE
Who doesn't love apple pie, especially at this time of year? And wouldn't it be great to be able to make apple pie in less than two minutes as a single serving size? Well, to all you travel nurses that would like that would love to have a slice of pie but don't have the time or a stove to bake it, you are in luck. I pulled this recipe from Pinterest and thought I would give it a try.
2 or 3 medium size cookies (shortbread, peanut butter or graham crackers)
1/2 tbsp of butter
1 green apple, cored, peeled and cut into small chunks
1/2 tbsp of flour
1 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp - 1 tsp apple pie spice
wedge of lemon
For a variation, cheddar cheese
Optional whip cream
- Place cookies in a plastic bag and smash into crumbs
- Place butter in a ramekin or mug and microwave for 15 to 30 seconds (just enough time for the butter to melt)
- Empty cookies into ramekin or mug, coat with butter and press to bottom and sides, creating a crust
- Place apple chunks into another bowl. Add flour, sugar and apple pie spice. Stir to coat apples.
- Squeeze lemon over the top of your apples and stir to mix
- Heat apples in microwave for about 2 minutes or until apples become soft
- Put apples in ramekin or mug , add whip cream and serve
- *If adding cheddar cheese, place cheese over apples once you have softened in microwave and placed them in ramekin or mug. Microwave for an additional 15 to 30 seconds to melt cheese. Serve
|Microwave Apple Pie|
|Microwave Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese|
- Super easy to make
- Perfect single serving size
- Clean up is a cinch
- Recipe originally called for 1 tbsp of flour I used half that
- Cooking the apples for 2 minutes was too long. 1 minute in my microwave worked best
- The original recipe didn't really tell how many cookies I needed to make a crust. I had to guess.
I loved this recipe! It was the perfect serving size for one and it tasted great. It satisfied my craving for pumpkin pie. The recipe really was easy to prepare, easy to cook and easy to clean up. This is the perfect recipe when you are limited on time and kitchen equipment to make when the sudden urge for yummy apple pie hits you. No hassle, no mess, no major prep or equipment, no big pie leftovers to eat because you can't let a good pie go to waste, and no regret from eating a big pie all by yourself, LOL.
For more easy to make recipes, follow us on our Pinterest page. We have several fun boards including our Holiday Fun and Favorite Recipes boards. If you have a recipe you would like me to try, pin it to our TRS Pros and Cons board with "Try This" in the description or leave a link to the recipe in the comment section of this blog. We would love to hear from you.
Friday, October 18, 2013
WINNER OF OUR "STEPPING INTO FALL" FACEBOOK SWEEPSTAKES ANNOUNCED!
|TRS gives away an Ipad Mini to our newest contest winner!|
We also want to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to all those that participated and made this our most successful contest ever!
Please continue to follow us on facebook, twitter, linkedin and pinterest. We want to hear from you, share in your stories, your sucesses, answer your questions and help you be the best travel nurses you can be.
If you are interested in The Right Solutions and Travel Nursing, check us out online at www.therightsolutions.com or call us at 888-987-8233! We want to talk to you!