Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations Articles - page 5

Learn how to improve nursing colleague and patient relations. staff along with the community will offer advice on handling difficult patient/client encounters. Find ideas on improving patient/client interactions, ways to de-escalate situations, how to improve nursing and healthcare work relationships and foster teamwork.

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Our Death-Denying Society (Revisited)

Several high-profile instances of brain death have entered the public's awareness in recent weeks, including the painstakingly tragic demise of 13-year-old student...

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"I see spirits." Ok, strap on the crazy pants and here we go!

My night started as every other night at work did. Clock in, look up patients, and give out meds for my patient team of seven. I would also read telemetry strips,...

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EMT and Nursing

I am both an EMT and a nurse. I like the variety it brings to the table. Many other nurses (both LPN and RN) get involved in both hospital and pre-hospital care...

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Why nurses don't want to be identified in public?

It's funny. I remember hearing nurses tell stories about being in the public and not wanting anyone to know that they are a nurse. I always thought that was...

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Top 10 List of Patient Survey Ideas

The short version of what a patient satisfaction survey is can be described as a way for a facility to track how we are doing with the "customer service" aspect of...

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Social Media and you

Social media has taken a front seat in how people communicate. For younger people, it is one of the main components of effective communication. For older people,...

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The Patient Who Receives No Visits

I'm certain that every nurse who has ever worked at the bedside has provided care for the patient who never seems to receive any visitors. In fact, the roles...

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What Becoming A Patient Taught Me About Being A Nurse

Anyone who works in nursing for any length of time has had this moment. It's the moment where you have done everything, exhausted an extensive supply of...

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A Nurse or an Angel ?

It was a country hospital somewhere in Outback Australia. One where small units joined together by pathway annexes made up a complete complex. The period was...

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Behavior That Just Shouldn't Fly

There's something to be said about being professional. That one's conduct as a nurse is appropriate. There is a tremendous amount of undue stress and drama when a...

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Is it fair to say we hate these things or people?

There are a number of tasks that we do as nurses that we may not especially enjoy. There are things that we are responsible for as nurses that are not our...

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Nursing Hostility and Other Nonsense

In my short career as a nurse I've seen some terrible behavior among nurses, and I'd like to share my take on things. I've only been a year for two years, and...

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Red in the Face

A short story: I had a really nice exchange with a manager. Walked back onto my unit, smiling, just thinking about good things. Co-worker is leaving the unit, I...

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Transferred in From Another Unit

One day, as I walked in to my workplace after my long leave, I noticed a new patient in my ward. Actually, she is not new to the hospital, this lady has been...

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Drawing the Line: Shutting Down Verbal Abuse

It's 3 p.m. The witching hour for any operating room. As our medical director makes rounds, he tallies up how many late rooms are running, and compares that to...

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Instant Gratification

Indulge me for a moment. Back in the day, nothing was instant but coffee. There was a waiting game for almost every aspect of life. It set people up to have a...

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The Best Defense is a Good Offense

Nurses reacting defensively is more common than one would think. Nursing in itself is an occupation that takes a great deal of schooling, continuing education, more...

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Respect your bladder

Along with all the other goodies I learned in my first year of nursing, my favorite lesson was the bladder lesson. No, I did not get a terrible infection or end up...

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