Nurse Bridgid

Bridgid Joseph, BSN, MSN, APRN, CNS Pro 47,944 Views

Joined Aug 6, '14 - from 'Boston, MA'. Bridgid Joseph is a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emergency Cardiovascular Care. She has '12' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Surgery,Critical Care,Transplant,Neuro'. Posts: 53 (75% Liked) Likes: 248

Our Current Reality: Are You Going to Work Scared?

by Bridgid Joseph - Every time there is some horrible mass casualty that happens anywhere in the world, we see immediate and intense video, usually raw footage, streamed live to our computers, TVs, and smartphones. All...

Animal Cuddles at the Hospital? Yes Please!

by Bridgid Joseph - There have been lots of articles about animals at Nursing Homes and long-term care facilities, but there isn’t a lot out there about animals brought to the in-patient setting. Animals are almost...

Just Say No to Lateral Violence in the Workplace!

by Bridgid Joseph - I hear too often in the nursing world that we “eat our young”. This is not OK on quite a few levels, but the biggest concern is how often this happens and, despite the fact that so many of us...

Baby Boomers, Gen X'ers, & GenY/Millennials: Can we work together?

by Bridgid Joseph - There is so much talk about generational differences in the workplace, and the reason that it gets a lot of attention, is because it is actually a source of dissention. Have you ever noticed the...

Am I On Camera? No Paparazzi Please!

by Bridgid Joseph - There have been lawsuits and stories galore about HIPAA violations related to healthcare practitioners taking pictures of interesting wounds, markings, tattoos, etc. on patients, and when patients...

Get the Job Before Your Interview Starts!

by Bridgid Joseph - For most people, the worst part of thinking about changing positions, or getting a new job, is the interview process. Maybe you are someone who gets nervous and sweats, shakes, or just can’t focus on...

The Influence of the Influenza Vaccine:

by Bridgid Joseph - According to the CDC, in the US, deaths from influenza (flu) can hit up to 49,000 annually. As nurses, we all work really hard at preventing transmission of infections within the hospitals through...

The Tribulations of an Ebola...Trainer

by Bridgid Joseph - My hospital has been preparing for Ebola for months; a multidisciplinary workgroup, all experts in their areas, created policies and procedures to put into place in case they were needed. Procedures...

Job Stagnation: How to recognize and what to do about it!

by Bridgid Joseph - Job stagnation is when you are no longer challenged at a job, but stay with the position because of the paycheck, the benefits, or possibly relationships with co-workers. How do you know that what...

Peer Support: How much do I really need it?

by Bridgid Joseph - Due to the burnout rates of our profession, and because administrators are starting to realize the impact of the everyday physical, emotional, and ethical issues that we deal with daily, some...

Professionalism in Nursing? Yes, please!

by Bridgid Joseph - Nurses are seen by the general public as healers, that are thoughtful, kind, and will go above and beyond to help someone, which we are. All of us in our crisp white caps, and sparkly white nurses’...

Code Blue: What Should I Do?

by Bridgid Joseph - Code Blue (cardiac/respiratory arrest) events in-hospital can be really scary, especially if you work in the Medical-Surgical or procedural areas, because they are so unexpected (most often, I should...

Clinical Ladders, Advancement, and Development…Oh My!

by Bridgid Joseph - When I started my first job as a Medical-Surgical nurse on a solid transplant organ unit, I was so nervous, all I could focus on were the tasks in front of me, learning medications, and keeping my...

Thank you, Florence Nightingale

by Bridgid Joseph - Around this time of year, I like think about the previous year: what has changed, what has stayed the same, and what I am truly thankful for. It is easy to have a negative day, or a positive day, and...

I'm Just Doing My Job...

by Bridgid Joseph - We may be just doing our jobs...but not everyone can do what we do. And, honestly, there are times that I don't even know how I do what I do; I may not understand why or how, but I know the end...


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