Clostridium Difficile (C Diff) is an intestinal bacterium that has been wreaking havoc in hospitals and infection control departments. It is what is known as a nosocomial infection – an infection obtained while in hospital from infectious spread from other patients. One of the most significant challenges with C Diff is the … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Describe the C Diff Smell
As a nurse, your feet go through a beating. From surviving a grueling 12-hour shift to weathering all types of bodily fluid splashes and spills, your feet deserve a break. So why not treat your tired toes to a cute pair of nurse socks – perfect for at work or at home. These cute and comfy socks will let your show your nursing … [Read more...] about 5 Adorable Nurse Socks to Keep Your Feet Warm
When you work 12-hour shifts, you definitely need to plan ahead. Running back and forth to your locker is just not feasible on a busy day, so you need to have a well-stocked nurse bag to keep you going. Some nurses carry big totes to work, or very specialized nursing bags. Others just carry their purse. But being a nurse … [Read more...] about 5 Things you’ll find in any Nurse Bag
Maybe it’s for a date, or perhaps you just need to entertain your co-workers and friends, but good nurse pickup lines are hard to find. Believe it or not, the best way to impress a potential date is to make them laugh. Many employers have rules in place for dating patients. For this reason, don't be surprised if a nurse … [Read more...] about 10 Cheesy Nurse Pickup Lines
The stethoscopes are one of the most essential tools that nurses use on the job. You carry it with you everywhere to listen to your patient’s heart and lung sounds, or to do manual blood pressures. Since you spend so much time with this handy tool, why not make it cute too? Stethoscope manufacturers know that nurses like … [Read more...] about 10 Perfectly Pink Stethoscopes
Diabetes is one of the most common conditions you will come across as a nurse and carries with it many complications and considerations. When considering nursing diagnosis for diabetes, you must understand and take these complications into account. Diabetes carries many risk factors, such as elevated blood sugars, difficulty … [Read more...] about What is the Nursing Diagnosis for Diabetes?
Starting IVs is one of the most exciting skills new nurses learn, and it can also be one of the most difficult nursing techniques to master. While threading a plastic catheter into a vein may seem straightforward when reading about it in a book, in practice, many things can go wrong or make the process more difficult. You may … [Read more...] about What Does It Mean to Blow a Vein?
From celebrities to your middle-aged neighbor, it seems that everyone is sporting a tattoo these days. While in the past tattoos may be relegated to biker gangs and rebels, today they are becoming increasingly popular, and as such are becoming more accepted. According to a Harris poll from 2015, nearly one-third of … [Read more...] about Can Nurses Have Tattoos?
Nursing is an extremely challenging and stressful job. You’ll need to spend most of your day caring for patients and making sure that they get their medications and treatment on time. You’ll also need to assess them routinely to make sure nothing bad happens to them while they are under your care. If you fail to unwind once … [Read more...] about 9 Fun and Educational Nursing Games
Do you have any disability insurance? You may not be aware, but disability insurance for nurses is an important policy that protects you in case you are unable to work. In this article, we'll share information about disability protection for nurses and how you can have income protection. Disability Insurance for Nurses As you … [Read more...] about Disability Insurance For Nurses – What It Is & Why You Need It Today
Surgery is a terrifying thing. Prayer can be a way for you to express your anxieties and accept the encouragement from others that are praying too. No matter what your personal belief system is, there is something so incredibly beautiful about the following 7 prayers for surgery. 7 Prayers For Surgery Pin this post so … [Read more...] about 7 Prayers for Before & After Surgery
Did you learn a nursing mnemonic in nursing school that saved your sanity? There's so much information as a nurse that crowds our brains. These little memory helpers make storing that information just a little bit easier. Nursing Mnemonics Complications of Birth Control Pills - ACHES A - Abdominal Pain C - Chest Pain H - … [Read more...] about Remember These Nursing Mnemonics to Save Time & Reduce Stress
Nursing, caring, serving. It is what we do. Our hearts are in our jobs. But sometimes, it just feels so good to laugh about all the crap (literally) we deal with! If you want some inspirational nurse quotes, I have those too. This post is all about the light-hearted side of life. I bet you relate to ALL of these funny quotes … [Read more...] about 19 Hilariously Relatable Quotes About Nurses
Poetry creates images in your mind and moves your heart like no other art form can. Finding a poem that says what you can't find the words to say is a beautiful thing. I hope one of these 3 nursing poems is exactly what you are looking for. 3 Nurse Poems For Gift Giving These 3 nurse poems capture the essence of nursing. I … [Read more...] about 3 Nursing Poems That Make Excellent Gifts
They say laughter is the best medicine. From nurse jokes, and funny nurse memes, to nursing school memes, I try and share things to make you laugh. I found 7 funny nurse videos that I just had to share with you! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Share these with your friends. Funny videos are better when you share and … [Read more...] about 7 Hilarious Nurse Videos That Make Your Day Better