As a nurse, we move and basically live in our scrubs. Sure, they have to be comfortable. But the scrubs that truly stand out have these must-have features. Thank you to IguanaMed for partnering with us on this post. Wearing the best scrubs to work means you’ll be comfortable, professional, and ready to tackle anything… Well, maybe not anything. But you’ll certainly have an edge. What you wear to work impacts your ability to perform your job and provide patient care. We’ve spent a lot of time talking about nursing shoes, great stethoscopes for nurses, and even cool lab jackets …
Being the night shift nurse is a grueling job. Though, it is the shift most nurses start on in their career. I have worked as a labor and delivery nurse for the last 10 years, 8 of them on the night shift. I have come up with these 5 tips that helped me get through it with two kids, a husband, and a dog.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have lightweight and flexible nursing shoes? Have you ever wondered if minimalist shoes are for nurses? Can you work a 12 hours shift in a flat shoe and still feel comfortable? Will they protect your feet? I was asked to review the Lems Lightweight Barefoot Sneaker and perhaps considering it as an alternative to traditional nursing shoes. (Full disclosure I received the shoes to facilitate the review. No monetary compensation was received) Most nursing shoes are heavy, made of thick non-breathable material like leather, vinyl, or some man-made material. Those type of shoes have their place on the floor, but I think that looking other types of nursing shoes.
Nurses spend so much time caring for others that the often don’t have the time or energy to really take care of themselves properly. A new year is a great time to start some new good habits and maybe even quit a few old bad ones. If you want to live a happy life with a fulfilling nursing career then these resolutions might be just right for you.
People increasingly turn to the internet for all their information needs, even medical ones. A number of respected medical sites provide information to users who seek answers about their physical symptoms or treatments for their illnesses daily. These sites are a great resource for those seeking medical information via the net, but there is a fine line between practicing cyber medicine and simply being an online resource. That cloudy distinction is why these sites need to establish medical website ethics.
Things have certainly been busy in my neck of the woods. If you’re a regular reader you might have noticed that my updates have been light for the last few weeks. Most of my writing energy has been devoted to the book I’ve written that in the process of begin edited and due to be published in August. I’m really excited about the book and that I’ll be a full-fledged author.
Health and safety around the home is of paramount importance – especially if you have little ones who don’t understand about hazards or danger. According to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, more than 5,000 people die each year and 2.7 million people receive medical treatment due to domestic accidents, so what can you do to make your living environment secure?
Back pain and leg pain are incredibly common – it’s probably why it is one of the most commonly ignored type of pain. But then again, it’s incredibly annoying and it has one of the highest rate of recurrence. So far so good, it seems like there’s nothing to really worry about here – but should you do something about it?
Mobile Health (“mHealth”), the use of mobile technology to deliver healthcare services and information, skyrocketed in 2012. 44 million health apps will have been downloaded by the end of the year (predicted to reach 142 million downloads by 2016), and consumers are now spending $700 million per year on these apps. There are over 10,000 health apps in the iTunes app store, the number of American using smartphones for health information grew from 61 million to 75 million this year, and88% of doctors would like patients to monitor their health at home.
Laptops are becoming thinner and lighter every day. The Macbook Air started a mobile revolution when Apple created a notebook a little over 1/2 inch thick and weighing less than 2.5 lbs. No one can argue that these sleek and slim computers are attractive and desirable to own just on form factor alone. However, there are more than just aesthetic reasons to upgrade to an ultrabook.