5 Reasons Why Every Nurse Should Wear Compression Socks

5 Reasons Why Every Nurse Should Wear Compression Socks

Just because nurses wear scrubs at work, doesn’t mean you should feel the need to cover up those beauties when you’re off the clock. However, it can be awkward and uncomfortable to let your stems show if you have developed spider veins. Standing for long periods of time can cause varicose veins by allowing blood to pool and enlarging veins in your lower extremities. Even if you love the color blue, you probably aren’t in love with the thought of your legs starting to resemble the aftermath of a blueberry pancake food fight. Luckily, compression stockings help relieve symptoms and slow the progress of varicose veins.

5 Reasons Why IV Poles are a Huge Pain for Nurses

5 Reasons Why IV Poles are a Huge Pain for Nurses

IVs allow patients to get medications more quickly and efficiently than the oral route. They are a vital part of medical care, and many patients would suffer without access to the fast-acting medications delivered directly into their veins. In hospitals, IV poles are as common as patients, but, unfortunately, most of them are poorly designed […]

Nurses Need to Learn the Business of Blogging

Nurses Need to Learn the Business of Blogging

I have helped many nurses discover blogging, learn more about blogging, and even encouraged some (like my friend Nurse Eye Roll) to come out of the anonymous blogging and social media closet. I’ve spent countless hours researching the skills, tools, and methods needed to be a successful blogger and have grown a site that attracts over 100,000 visitors every month. It’s time that I start lighting more torches in the world and teach nurses the business of blogging.

Most Comfortable Shoes for Nurses

Most Comfortable Shoes for Nurses

The search for the most comfortable shoes for nurses is one that many will face. Everyone has different feet and every nursing shoe offers a new opportunity to take your feet on an adventure. Unfortunately, some of those adventures leave your feet, back, and legs feeling less than stellar. Through months, and sometimes years, of trial and error nurses work to find their favorite pair of shoes based upon their own unique criteria. After having the opportunity to test the Grey’s Anatomy Meredith Clog by Softwalk, who I have partnered with for this post, I believe I had found my pick from most comfortable shoes for nurses (or at least this nurse).

9 Designer ID Badge Reels for Nurses that Rock

9 Designer ID Badge Reels for Nurses that Rock

More and more hospitals are making the transition to standard uniforms. This means every nurse on the floor will be wearing the same color and have little ability to show personality in their uniform. While sometime nurses show their nursing flair in their nursing shoes, there is a lot more opportunity to express your personal style with a Designer Badge Reel like the ones made by BadgeBlooms.

Hangout with Social Media’s Top Nurses and the Mayo Clinic

iAMaNURSE Google Hangout with Social Media Nurses

Capella University has organized an incredible LIVE Google Hangout where social media’s top nurse contributors, as well as Mayo Clinic’s Center of Social Media director will come together to talk about social media. The hangout, which will take place on April 30th, 2015 at 2pm ET, will give nurses practical advice for living in a world saturated with social media. I am very excited about being a part of this event because I know that first hand that nurses benefit from social media and how it can improve their personal and professional lives when they use it properly.