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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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5 Tips For Getting Out Of Bed On Time

Just a few more minutes… Does your morning always start with these drowsy little words? Whether you work day shift or night shift, waking up...
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Oh, Organization!

New nurses have several developmental tasks they have to accomplish, in my thinking. Fresh out of school, a nurse learns to adapt to stress, learns how...
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Winter Driving Safety For Nurses

“Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep nurses from their appointed rounds.” Oh wait—that was supposed to be postmen, wasn’t it? One...
As nurses, we end up accumulating tons of those little alcohol pads from work. These handy little sanitizing pads are for more than just cleaning off wounds and injection sites — they have a ton of great household uses you probably haven’t even thought of yet.

14 Surprising New Uses for Alcohol Pads, Nurse Approved!

As nurses, we end up accumulating tons of those little alcohol pads from work. These handy little sanitizing pads are for more than just...
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A Practical Overnight Kit For Nurses

This past winter, I had to stay over a couple of days at work. Once I stayed with a friend, once in a room...
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How Much Can You Share With a Patient’s Family?

Family members want to know as much as possible, especially when their loved one is seriously injured or ill. But for adult patients, how...
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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...

5 Lessons From Nursing Greats Of The Past

Many of those who have walked the hallowed halls of hospitals before you have forged unique paths in nursing history. What lessons can you take...

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