Many of us have experienced a feeling of being overwhelmed. It doesn't happen often but when it does it can happen quickly.
How do you calm down when feeling overwhelmed by stress?"
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May 30, '12
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN
Back in the dinosaur days of 1980's, our Respiratory/Telemetry unit was equipped with ceiling mounted IV pole on a track above patients bed. After my nursing cap became entangled in multiple IV tubing's for the 5th time that night, cap came off, never to be worn again. Few years later when IV pumps came out, ceiling poles also disappeared.
Last year, I returned to my this 14 bed unit for a visit, only to find it was turned into Nursing Administration wing. Unit moved to different floor as now 32 beds. These memories were the idea behind this cartoon.
First 3 months new year are most stress filled in homecare as patients insurance policies changed recking havoc with documentation and authorizations (need new episodes of care when patients change from Manged Care Insurance to Medicare or vice versa). Knowing that I can play at AACN's yearly convention at Allnurses booth is my stress reliever along with cup of Constant Comment tea.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on May 30, '12
I reminded my co-nurse about our planned coffee and talk after the shift. That eased the stress.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 2, '12
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