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  1. Joyce University

    4 Easy Ways To Stay Healthy

    The American Nurses Association says 2017 is the "Year of the Healthy Nurse." The association defines a healthy nurse as "one who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiri...
  2. Having just watched the Webinar How the Brain Blocks Weight Loss by Susan Pierce Thompson, PhD and author of Bright line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free, it is clear to me now that all the diets in the world are not going to help o...
  3. What's Burnout?

    A silly question. Right?As nurses we all can easily answer that one. I mean, come on. We've heard that word burnout so many times in our careers it seems to have lost its meaning. But seriously. Take a moment and write down how you define burnout. Di...
  4. You walk on the unit and can cut the tension with a knife. Everyone looks stressed. You ask how the day was to be told of multiple admissions, an unexpected death, and bedside procedures that were added at the last minute. This created stress among t...
  5. According the the unwritten social contract, "each individual in a society has an underlying obligation, to the best of his ability, and before all else, to take care of his own basic needs, both immediate and for the foreseeable future, before atten...
  6. I want to say, that I have deep empathy, for any nurse struggling with extreme and difficult patients, or their families, or is burnt out, and think it is great to come to AN to vent, etc. I think it might be an important part of coping now and then,...
  7. Self-confidenceHaving motivation to achieve greater things in life is the key to enhancing your skills to have the motive to push further than yesterday. Even though, it is someone who might make challenges difficult to obtain, which can either make ...
  8. TheCommuter

    Shift Work Disorder

    Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in an organism's environment (NIGMS, 2012). Shift work disorder, also known as shift work sleep disorder (SW...
  9. Jane, a prototypical bedside nurse who works on an understaffed medical/surgical unit inside a big city hospital, says, "I've been running around like a chicken with its head cut off." She also adds, "I have not even stopped for a bathroom break at a...
  10. Management skills are as important as leadership skills in addressing some of the failings identified in the Francis report. A management framework is required to provide a consistent approach to management development for all staff in healthcare, ir...
  11. Becoming a stress-savvy nurse goes far beyond having an intellectual awareness that stress exists in our professional and personal lives. Being stress-savvy requires thinking about stress in productive ways, staying open to new approaches for coping ...
  12. Mindfulness: A Cure for Auto-Pilot

    Have you ever felt that your automatic pilot just switched on the moment you walked in the door? No matter what setting you are working in, nursing demands a complex skill set. To keep up on any given day, one must have their critical thinking, multi...
  13. We all know that nursing is a stressful profession. We don't own the market on stressful jobs. But the source of our job stresses come from a different source that may elevate us higher up the ladder. The consequences of us missing a deadline can be ...
  14. First and most importantly you need to go into exercise planning with a positive, open mindset. I always tell nurses, what you put into exercising is what you will get out of it. Having a positive mindset is half the battle, especially if you are ste...
  15. From the Mayo Clinic here is a definition of resilience: the ability to bounce back from adversity and how this ability positively affects overall physical and mental health. I've been a nurse for more than 23 years in various capacities and have wit...
  16. One of my recent work days at the hospital was truly, inside and out, "one of those days." We were short staffed on my step-down unit and our charge nurse was in a tizzy. Everyone was maxed out with their patient load, and let me tell you, our patien...
  17. TheCommuter

    Tight Jean Syndrome

    Skinny jeans, straight leg jeans, and other tight-fitting denim pants are in style, especially among today's fashion-conscious females. Combine those skinny jeans with a fashionable top and some cute sandals, and you've just pieced together a trendy ...
  18. Ever feel like you go to the gym and just go through the motions? Everyone goes through this. We all experience those emotions at some point with feeling like you are in a funk, stuck in a rut and just downright unmotivated. Sometimes we struggle wit...
  19. "I gave the wrong med, and I'm just sick about it." "Today at work I dropped a full specimen container. My co-workers think I'm a total idiot." "I make all kinds of little mistakes. Now I feel so guilty I can't even sleep." "I feel sick to my stomach...
  20. Stress management for nurses

    I am a nurse and I could not be prouder. I have the knowledge and the skills to ease pain and suffering, to make my patients feel better, and to help families cope with healthcare issues. If I can provide adequate and reliant information to a patient...
  21. jadelpn

    Negative Self Talk

    Nurses get stressed. There's many reasons why, and is an independent feeling. In other words, what stresses one nurse out, may not stress another and vice versa. Chronic stress is not good for the soul. It can impede on your personal life to the poin...
  22. Critical issues Nurses face today?

    Yes, we nurses run out of steam. We acknowledge the badge of a healing warrior. How many patients you save lives? How much sentimental tears got disperse showing your compassion? Indeed, we are the medalist of great stoicism. But, have they asked wha...
  23. VivaLasViejas

    Ten Ways To Know You're Burning Out

    Here's something a little different from the writer who usually brings you the funny top-10 lists. Recently, a good friend of mine I'll call "Viv"---an LPN who's worked at the same LTC for eight-and-a-half years---suddenly up and quit her job. Withou...