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Hello! Welcome to my blog: Body, Mind & Soul. Read my articles and let me know what you think. As the Content & Community Director and long-time member of allnurses, I am interested in your input. The most wasted of days is one without laughter. e.e. cummings

Self-Care for Nurses during the Holidays

Nurses face challenges year round, but we all know the extra stresses that the holidays bring with all the special preparations and activities. With many nurses working stressful jobs having to deal...

What is Operating Room / Perioperative Nursing? Salary?

Perioperative nurses are the nurses who are with the patient as they go through all levels of surgery. They are there to greet the anxious patient and their family upon arrival to the preoperative...

Florence Nightingale Birthday: World's Most Famous Nurse

As part of our pinning ceremonies in nursing school, we all probably remember reciting the Nightingale Pledge, a modified "Hippocratic Oath" composed in 1893 by Mrs. Lystra E. Gretter and a Committee...

Stopping the Emotional Bleeding Following a Disaster

Last week, our nation experienced two more tragic events. The bombings in Boston and the explosion in West, TX left many people dealing with feelings of anger, anxiety, and fear. There have been...

Be the Nurse You Would Want As a Patient

If you have had the misfortune of being a patient in the hospital, what stands out about your experience? No matter the specific reason for your admission, I'm sure it was an experience you would...

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly: Christmas Traditions in Your Workplace

"Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly"......... "Tis the Season to be Jolly"....... Sure we all are excited and making preparations for the holidays. There are signs of Christmas...

How Would You Rate Your Pain????

I was with a friend recently who was awaiting a craniotomy. We were in the OR holding area when the nurse came in and asked him "How would you rate your pain on a scale of zero to ten with zero...

When Nurses Cry

Although it's been more than 30 years ago, I remember the occasion very clearly. My first death on Peds as the charge nurse. It was horrible. A four-month old with a congenital heart defect was to...

What Is Occupational Health Nursing? Salary?

We are all familiar with OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Since its creation in 1970, this governmental agency has been charged with the mission of "assuring safe and...

Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing

"Formerly known as Enterostomal Therapy (ET) nurses, Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) nurses are registered nurses who specialize in the care of patients with wounds, ostomies, or continence...

Nurses - The Unsung Heroes

Once again it is National Nurses Day and the start of National Nurses Week, which always begins on May 6 and goes through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This is the week set aside to...

Life after the Boston Marathon Bombing - Coping with the Trauma

As thousands gathered on Monday, April 15, "Patriots Day" to participate in or cheer on runners in one of America's well-known events, the Boston Marathon, little did anyone know that the sunny...

Munchausen by Internet: The Lying Disease that Preys on the Heart

For decades, people have heard of Munchausen syndrome, a disorder characterized by people taking extraordinary measures to fake illnesses or psychological trauma for the sole purpose of attracting...

Thanksgiving Came on Monday

Monday was a particularly busy day......... one filled with a few unexpected blessings The first half of the day, while busy, was filled with my normal Monday, start-of-the week tasks. Nothing...

I am Afraid. Please Pray for Me.

Many of us view the healthcare setting as a place of employment where we we are comfortable. To patients, however, this medical setting is a maze with frightening and uncertain twists and turns, ups...


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