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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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Are You Ignoring One Of The Most Potent Ways To Improve Patient Health?

Leveraging existing relationships with friends and family may be a more effective way to improve patients' health and encourage new healthy habits and behaviors...
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5 Tips To Help You Console Your Patient

Therapeutic communication is one of the cornerstones of a nurse’s education. As part of the holistic approach to our care, we treat the patient,...
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You Want Shorter ER Stays? Study Shows It’s All About The Nurses

Protocols allowing nurses to administer certain types of treatment in the emergency department can dramatically shorten length of stay for patients with fever, chest...
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The Right And Wrong Way To Introduce Yourself To Patients

When you meet a new patient, you’ll need to introduce yourself. But for many nurses, this is easier said than done. If you’re not...
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How To Keep Your Cool Around Non-Compliant Patients

There is usually more to working with patients than finding out what is wrong with them medically. You might encounter reluctance toward following the...
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Nurses And Their Sixth Sense

Nurses do indeed have a sixth sense. No, I didn’t misspell “sick” sense. I mean, we have an instinct that civilians don’t have. The nursing...

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