Whether working in an office or on the floor, whenever comes the time to decide on what to bring for lunch, I unmistakably lack inspiration or motivation. I always end up bringing the same sandwich or simple salad and frankly grew tired of it. More often than I would like to admit, I found myself […]
Unfortunately, working holidays is also a big part of the nursing game. One holiday that many nurses find particularly difficult to work is on Christmas. So many nurses miss the time with their families and familiar traditions.
But there’s no reasons to let working holiday’s completely bum you out. There are plenty of ways you can spruce up your work setting and making even create a few new holiday traditions, like perhaps a glove Christmas tree.
Being healthy is one way that you can help increase your quality of life. While genetics play some role in your overall health and well being, your lifestyle plays significantly more. If you want to live a long and productive life to see your children and grandchildren grow up then you need to start by getting healthy now.
T’was the week before Christmas
& all through the floor,
The Lasix was filling the foley’s galore.
Stockings were worn, to prevent emboli,
They came in two sizes: knee, and thigh-high.
We’ve all heard of ‘sick building syndrome’, whereby a series of minor architectural failings such as poor ventilation, the presence of fumes, bad lighting and materials can have an adverse effect on all who work there. Fortunately, such buildings are rare, and getting rarer, as consciousness is raised and employers and employees alike become more aware of the need for a comfortable and healthy working environment. However, there are still too many workers who spend their days either sweltering or shivering – in the office, shops, factories or warehouses.
Many nursing students struggle with making a decision about whether they should work or focus completely on their education while they are in nursing school.
If you are in nursing school or are exploring nursing as a potential career, you may find yourself asking:
Should I work while going to working school?
Will I be able to make the same grades?
What about my kids and family? Will I have any time for them?
Will I be able to pay my bills if I don’t work during nursing school?
You are probably facing a lot of challenges that many others are facing at this very moment. You are not happy in your present career but you are not really sure what, if anything, you can do about it. Luckily for you, there are many things you can do.
Clinical Informatics (working behind the scenes with documentation and software) is such a fantastic combination of my learned skills, natural attributes, and passions. Heck, I even called myself a Nerdy Nurse for a full year before I even was one… well I was nerdy, and a nurse, but the two paths didn’t merge as often as I would have liked… but I digress.
High Technology scrubs are great for nerdy doctors and nurses who understand the importance of infection control in their offices, hospitals, nursing homes and clinics. They understand that these medical uniforms will protect them, their loved ones and their patients as well as save their hospital money from costly infections and lawsuits.
Women have accomplished so much in such a short amount of time.Being a patient, nurse, and technology advocate who is also female, is a rewarding challenge.