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  1. Liz George PHN

    Hey Nurses, How are You Doing?

    How We Can Use the Nursing Process to Help Ourselves Survive (and Thrive?) in these Tumultuous Times As a working nurse, I know I don’t need to go into the details of what’s happening for nurses right now. For nearly every nurse the past few yea...
  2. 0400 am. I suddenly woke up fearing, that I didn’t hear an alarm…With great relief, I try to fall asleep… 0415 am. “I am glad that I still have time to sleep,” I said to myself, trying to enjoy sweet short minutes before getting up to work at 0500 am...
  3. McBride DNP PMHNP-BC MBA

    Mental RX for Nurses

    Nursing is a demanding, stressful profession and one that is not relatable unless a person has experience in the field. The work can be sad and draining. The cultural environment of a hospital breeds negativity and complaints. The COVID pandemic has...
  4. Working in the health sector can be so demanding and as such very stressful in this 21st century. No matter the category (Doctor, nurse, lab technician, etc.) in which you find yourself, you will most likely sail through some moments to forget. It is...
  5. A break is usually hard to come by, but it’s the next best thing to heaven once you get it. As a pre-nursing student, I’ve taken classes that have drawn me through the wringer. Constant headaches, dreading going to lecture and counting down the days ...
  6. Dr Georgianna Donadio

    Stress Proofing the Holidays

    Celebrating the Holidays During the Pandemic The holidays can be a wonderful time to enjoy and celebrate friends and family. They can also be hectic, stressful, and exhausting. This year that is doubly so as many of us continue to remain socially...
  7. I'm scheduled as a medication aide and I am falling apart, literally. This not eating thing for more than half of my shifts has caused mouth sores and skin peeling around my nails. I am also getting more frequent headaches. And now, I can't focus wor...
  8. Learning to be resilient will make for a stronger and more balanced nurse. Resiliency is not only about facing adversity and stress, but having the strength to endure tough situations and grow from them. With some practice and patience, here are...
  9. I had the weekend off, the first in a long time. My husband and I decided to ignore the world (the kids at their friends' homes for sleep overs) and binge on movies. Leaving my phone in the kitchen where we had made our dinner, we escaped to the back...
  10. As I have progressed in my career as a nurse I discovered a passion. Stress management. Stress management touches all aspects of our lives with increasing urgency. As we move forward each day we are expected to manage more, accept more, think more, a...
  11. The ebb and flow of life bring moments of peace and contentment. Occasionally, stress and anxiety are a normal part of life, especially when faced with change, challenge and difficult decisions. Everyday events, children going to school, job promot...
  12. J.Adderton

    Heat, Humidity and Protecting the Heart

    The hot and humid “dog days of summer” can cause heat stress in healthy people. For those with existing heart disease, typical summer weather can be downright dangerous. Studies have shown heat and humidity are hard on the heart. Heart disease, esp...
  13. The alarm jolts you awake as it does every morning after yet another restless, short night's sleep, throwing your systems into fight-or-flight mode as you groan inwardly: "Oh, lord....not again". Your mind fills with dread in anticipation of yet anot...
  14. Carol Ebert

    Can Stress Make You Fat?

    Let's begin with the basics to get a handle on this. As you know there are two kinds of stress. Short term like long lines and bad traffic. This is where your fight or flight response kicks in and hormones are released. Adrenal glands secrete epineph...
  15. Test anxiety is when your anxiety level prevents you from demonstrating what you have learned and know on a test. There are students who feel nervous before a test because they did not prepare adequately or have poor study skills. Anxiety in cases of...
  16. Debi Fischer

    Your mental health and weightlifting

    YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND WEIGHTLIFTINGMadonna just turned 60. But guess what? She might be happy too! A new meta-analysis of 33 clinical trials with 1877 subjects showed that weight training was beneficial in helping to reduce depression. Known as resi...
  17. 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...
  18. Maureen Bonatch MSN

    Nurses Can Be at Risk for PTSD | Knowledge Brush-Up

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is usually associated with active and retired military members, and although they may consist of the majority of those suffering from PTSD, they're not the only group at risk. PTSD can develop after someone has e...
  19. Carol Ebert

    Cultivating Winter Stillness

    I have a chronic condition that has plagued me for about 2 years called Tracheal Stenosis (Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis). Upon seeing an ENT specialist after experiencing shortness of breath when I tried to make speeches, wheezing, and having diff...
  20. Article Review: Nursing Burn-Out: Cross-Sectional Study at a Large Army Hospital The article focused on using the Maslach Burnout Inventory to assess burnout amongst the samples of nurses. The researchers identified that nurses working in the army we...
  21. 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...
  22. Adriane82

    "I am not a robot!"

    On Monday, July 8, 2018, the staff members of the emergency department in which I work were given devastating news. Our beloved coworker, a well-respected RN, adored by all who knew her, was involved in a major motor vehicle accident the night prior....
  23. decgrad

    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 with measurable kidney damage, but I learned a lesson on stress. Physical stress. The ...
  24. Maureen Bonatch MSN

    Make a Not to Do List

    Many of us spend the day counting the hours until our shift is done, or until we have a day off to focus on our personal To-Do List. But once this long-awaited time arrives, often it’s never enough. We may spend most of our spare time crossing off th...
  25. adammaidment

    How To Become A Highly Effective Nurse

    It's also known for being, at times, a tiring and stressful place - according to a previous allNurses article, some of the top 10 factors that induce stress in nurses can include conflicts with physicians and discrimination. However, stress aside, it...