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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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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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10 Nurse Bloopers As Told By Nurses

We all know that to err is human, and can give us a chuckle in the meantime. And while it may be considered bad...
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How To Handle New Administration’s Healthcare Policy Adjustments?

The inauguration of a new United States president is heralded as a peaceful transition of power. However, when a new administration actually takes office,...
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Why I Hope My Patients Hate Me

That got your attention, didn’t it!? Now, before you fly off the handle, let me explain. As nurses, our job is to improve the patient’s...
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The Role of Nurses in Increasing Health Literacy

As nurses, we tend to take for granted how much our patients know about their own health conditions. The truth is, many don’t know...
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Music Is Medicine

Music is a true lifesaver. Once, after a really bad breakup, a friend convinced me to get up out of my misery and get on the...
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Top 4 Ways To Calm Your Patients Before Surgery

Nurses and other healthcare professionals can attest that stress levels of patients are a major concern because anxiety has a detrimental effect on overall...
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How To Deal With The Patient No One Wants To Take

As nurses, we all occasionally run into patients that could be described as “difficult.” For any of a variety of reasons, they’re unusually difficult...
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15 More Memorable “First-Time” Nurse Moments

They make us laugh. They make us cry. They are "first time" nurse memories that have left an indelible mark on us. Our "First...

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