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Let’s Talk Nerves

The other day at work, during a particularly bad hemorrhage in the OR, I went to open a package of laps and then “throw”...
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5 Things That Make Life Easier For New Nurses

Okay, you’re done with your internship and orientation and now you’re a real, grown-up nurse. You’re almost used to waking up at oh-dark-thirty, and your parking...
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Skip The Soda, Opt For The Stairs To Feel More Energized

We've all done it -that moment during a shift where you are seriously lagging and all you can think of is caffeine, caffeine, caffeine!!!...
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Survival Mode Time!

I had a rough shift the other night—you know, the one where you start off with a BIG assignment, run behind on everything the...
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5 Chiropractors Tell Nurses How To Take Care Of Their Bodies

It’s no secret that being a nurse is downright tiring at times! Whether it’s rushing for emergencies, standing for hours on end, or even...
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7 Tips To Stay Calm During A Patient Emergency

It’s an hour from the end of your shift, and you’re at the nurse’s station filling out some paperwork. It’s boring – and you’re...
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Your First ‘Code’

Lately I’ve been reflecting a lot on what it was like being a new nurse. Everybody remember their first code? Here’s a blog post...
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Does Employment of More Nurse Assistants Lead to Higher Mortality Rates And Lower Quality...

It's an important topic we've talked about before -do hospitals that employ more nurse assistants relative to the number of professionally qualified nurses have...
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The Dos And Don’ts Of Nursing

Nursing is a vastly complex career, and a career in nursing can often be totally stressful and hard to manage. There’s so much to...
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5 Things Nurses Can’t Live Without

  Stethoscopes, blood pressure monitors, medication guides. These are all essential items that your patients may not be able to live without. Add a notebook...

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