Let's just get this out of the way, because you probably landed on this page by Googling "What does ICU stand for?" So here's your answer: ICU stands for Intensive Care Unit.When entering a hospital, you are immediately inundated with medical jargon, confusing terms, and many abbreviations. Before you know it your head is spinning and you need a medical dictionary just to … [Read more...] about What Does ICU Stand for?
It’s safe to say that as a nurse, or any healthcare profession, your stethoscope is your loyal companion. Always around your neck or in the pocket of your scrubs, your stethoscope has probably played a vital role in multiple diagnoses and misplacing or losing it can really feel like you’ve lost an arm! Well, turns out, there’s a perfect solution that lets you mark your … [Read more...] about Where to Buy Engraved Stethoscopes
The comfort of a good shoe is truly irreplaceable, especially when you’re in a profession that entails long hours and shifts, where you really wish you could fall asleep on your feet, if it was physically possible. Nursing may be one of the oldest and noblest professions on the planet, but that doesn’t make it any less grueling. Comfortable shoes really are a godsend when you … [Read more...] about Sanita Vs Dansko – What are the Best Nurses Shoes?
If you’ve ever paid attention to how certain creatively-oriented professions work (such as dancers, artists, writers and even teachers), then chances are that you’ve come across the term “freelancer”. “Freelancing” is an option which allows people to work at their convenience, based on their schedule and availability. In other words, no commitment to a long-term employer or … [Read more...] about What Does Per-Diem Mean?
Nursing may be a fulfilling profession, but that doesn’t make it any less hard. Long hours, continuous shifts, hardly any rest, and nurses are still expected to be at the top of their game at every point. Well, seeing as all this means you’re going to be spending long hours on your feet, and while a massage goes a long way in providing temporary relief, something that can … [Read more...] about Dansko Clogs for Nurses
As a nurse, there are two diagnostic devices that play a very important role in your job and you must know how to use them. The sphygmomanometer, also commonly known as the blood pressure cuff and the stethoscope are two extremely vital tools for you as a nursing student, new nurse or a seasoned nurse. Both these tools allow you to check the vitals of your patients and diagnose … [Read more...] about Best Sphygmomanometers for Nurses
Even though we are in an age where you may believe that Google is the “all-knowing one” who holds the answers to all your questions, books and traditional media of learning are still irreplaceable. There’s nothing quite like the comfort of feeling the weight of a book in your bag, especially when examinations are right around the corner! This makes books all the more relevant … [Read more...] about Fundamentals of Nursing: Books and Resources
Nursing is a profession that keeps you on your toes. With the long hours and workload, nurses hardly have the time to worry about appearances or about keeping up with the latest trends. However, one trend that we definitely love for nurses, is the stethoscope necklace.Why? Well, as a nurse you may have little say in the Caribbean blue scrubs you wear, or even the color of … [Read more...] about Stethoscope Necklace – Wear Your Profession with Pride
Being in the nursing profession means being on your toes all day long. It becomes very important to have shoes that are very comfortable and can take you through the entire day without you having aches and pains. However, nursing shoes need not be comfortable at the expense of style. You can have shoes that are a blend of both, comfort, as well as, style.Shoes that are not … [Read more...] about 5 Awesome Alegria Nursing Shoes
Thank you to Salix Pharmaceuticals for sponsoring this post. The contents of this article are not medical advice and should not be deemed as such.Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS) is a common disorder of the large intestine. IBS that causes increased diarrhea is often called IBS-D. Recently, I had an opportunity to learn more about the disease state and discovered many … [Read more...] about 5 Things Nurses and Nurse Practitioners Need to Know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D)
The nursing profession is very challenging and as a nurse, you always need to be “battle-ready”. You need plenty of patience and dedication to be a competent and dedicated nurse. For this, you need to be adequately geared with the best equipment and gadgets to help you in your everyday work. And one of the basic things that you must own as a nurse is a good stethoscope. In … [Read more...] about What is the Best MDF Stethoscope?
Thank you to AORN for partnering with us for this post.https://thenerdynurse.com/5-reasons-why-every-perioperative-nurse-should-attend-the-aorn-conference/#giveaway A perioperative nurse impacts patients at some of their most vulnerable times. For many patients, a surgery is a significant life event in which every aspect of their medical care can have a life-long impact. … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Every Perioperative Nurse Should Attend the AORN Conference
Being a nurse can be very demanding and most of your day is normally spent rushing about and being “on your toes” literally. But to able to get around the entire day, you need the most comfortable shoes that provide good support. Today, Dansko is a very popular brand that many consider the best shoes for nurses. Dansko nurses shoes are highly comfortable and offer fantastic … [Read more...] about Are Dansko Nurses’ Shoes the Best?
Think about it. After dogs, a bag should be a nurses best friend. Ever trustworthy, loyal, and carrying all your physical burdens, we are of the opinion that having the right bag is half the job done right! This is all the more relevant as a nurse because you’re going to end up needing to carry a million things, right from your books, notes, stethoscope, a change of clothes, … [Read more...] about 7 Best Work Bags for Nurses
If you’re a nurse, chances are, you spend more time on your stethoscope than on your favorite fashion accessory. The stethoscope literally hangs out with you every day. It can be a part of your professional personality. Then why not give it a zing of your persona? After all, stylish stethoscope covers are a great way to personalize your stethoscope while you also enjoy a number … [Read more...] about 6 Stylish Stethoscope Covers