Submitted by Jebra Turner on Mon, 2013-11-18 01:34
Thanksgiving this year is Thurs. November 28th, less than two weeks away! That’s close enough that many of us are stessing about the onslaught of holiday preparations. Especially if you're a nurse working crazy shifts and 12-hour days.
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Thu, 2013-11-14 11:14
Let’s be honest, it can be hard to get a handle on the latest and greatest strategies for job market success. The economy’s changes have demanded both job seekers and current working professionals to truly exercise more flexibility and diversity than ever before.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Wed, 2013-11-13 01:22
According to Healthfinder.gov, November is a busy National Health Observance month. It can make your head spin to think about so many health conditions, but what a great way to focus attention on these issues, raise funds, encourage early detection -- and eventually even save lives. My vote for most humorous and engaging initiative, though, has got to go to Movember (“Moustache” plus “November"), a global men’s health event.
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Sun, 2013-11-10 20:44
Some nurses are becoming frustrated with the profession and leaving altogether to pursue other careers. I’ve known a few well-seasoned nurses who have left after 10, 20, or 30 years in the profession. Some nurses leave after only a short time in the field. Why?
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Wed, 2013-11-06 10:11
We’ve covered a lot of information over the last few weeks, but there’s still more to cover when starting your own business. There are two major issues that need to be addressed before you can officially start your business endeavor: estimating potential start-up costs and planning your business structure.
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Wed, 2013-11-06 09:57
With the hectic holiday season nearly upon us, it can be all too easy to lose sight of the many opportunities for joy hidden amongst all of the planning, travel, gift-giving and obligations. In between opportunities to connect with friends, family, and community, this can be a great time to focus on how we give, as well as what we give. In the medical and health care industry, we give a lot–we do work that matters. It brings us satisfaction, happiness, a sense of purpose. So, why am I suggesting that we look at how to give more of ourselves during a time of the year when we might feel already pulled in so many directions? Because doing good, giving back, and establishing the personal boundaries needed to sustain holiday cheer is a matter of health, first and foremost.
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Thu, 2013-10-31 22:57
Are you curious about how your health compares to nurses across the nation? Ever wonder how safe and healthy your workplace is? Learn the answers from the American Nurses Association (ANA) HealthyNurse™ program, which is scheduled to officially kick off mid-November.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Thu, 2013-10-31 16:21
It’s that time of year again – Halloween, when most of kiddies (and many mommies and papas) will scarf down bags of candy. As a nurse, you want to make sure that this celebration, which opens the sweets-heavy holiday season -- doesn't bust your health goals, or those of your family.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Tue, 2013-10-29 08:42
We all know fresh ideas often spark long-lasting and workplace-changing solutions. Maybe it comes from a new employee who has seen different procedures, a long-time employee energized by a class, or just someone who routinely performs a task more efficiently than others.
Submitted by Marc Laughton on Mon, 2013-10-28 18:42
Well, another week is upon us and–if you’re anything like me–you’re probably feeling that familiar hint of anxiety that precedes the start of the Monday routine. We’re not alone. In fact, many people suffer from this type of anticipatory anxiety and stress.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Sat, 2013-10-26 01:03
A “nappuccino” is a double-delight -- you sip a delicious caffeinated brew before laying down your sleepy head for a short nap. The coffee takes effect just as you wake up, so you're refreshed, not groggy. A delicious luxury!
Submitted by Robin Farmer on Fri, 2013-10-25 20:20
Nurses deal with a spectrum of emotions on any given day. As caregivers, you see your share of gut-wrenching moments. Stressful occurrences are constant. With time, you learn coping skills to protect your heart, your sanity, your life. But what if the “blues” or a “bad day” lingers too long?
Submitted by Nachole Johnson on Wed, 2013-10-23 12:27
Last week we reviewed reasons a nurse wouldn’t feel confident starting their own business. This week we will be continuing this theme, but with a focus on what you can do to hone in on a potential business.
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Tue, 2013-10-22 10:22
Black nurses practice in all areas of nursing: clinical, education, administrative, research, government and private enterprise. Black nurses past and present are known for providing quality health care services, and they play an integral role in delivering health care within the United States and its territories. Since February is the month that has been set aside to honor the contributions made by Black Americans to this country, it is only fitting that Black nurses be recognized and honored, during this time, for their outstanding contributions to their community and country. Contact the National Black Nurses' Day Committee and nominate an outstanding Black nurse today! Deadline for nominations is December 8, 2013.
Submitted by Ashley Wagner on Mon, 2013-10-21 12:32
Communication breakdown is the leading cause of medical errors such as gaps in health care, incomplete or missing information, and medication errors. Most importantly, communication supports the foundation of patient care. So, hand-off reporting during shift change is a critical process that is key in protecting a patient’s safety. Throughout the hand-off report, it is vital to provide accurate, up-to-date, and pertinent information to the oncoming nurse. Not only are nurses transferring responsibility, we are shepherding and ensuring a safe passage.