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 with fluid balance, difficulty with nutritional plans, skin and healing problems, and problems with sensation. While not all these diagnoses may apply to your patient, … [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 hear many nurses talk about “blowing a vein” when they were not successful in an IV start. What Does It Mean to Blow a Vein? Blowing a vein means merely that blood has … [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 Americans sport a tattoo, and when it comes to Millennials, this number increases to over half. As society warms up to the ink, are workplaces, and in particular hospitals, … [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 in a while, you can end up with burnout that can easily make you want to leave the profession. Now, before that happens, try out a few nursing games. Below is a really … [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 on, you'll learn all about nursing disability insurance. As nurses, we work extremely hard. Our jobs are labor intensive and hard on our bodies. Taking time off work … [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 you can keep it for when you need it. I found the best prayers from Catholic and Protestant resources. Before Surgery First, let’s look at some prayers that are … [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 - Headaches E - Eye Problems S - Severe Leg Pain Birth control brings its own sets of issues. Just remember ACHES to know the complications from this … [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 about nurses! 19 Hilariously Relatable Quotes about Nurses 1.) That Best Friend Pam Every nurse has a best friend Pam: Lorazepam Diazepam … [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 chose them because of their beauty and the emotions they portray. If you send any of these poems to a friend, don't forget to credit the poet that wrote it. The Heart of … [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 laugh together. Funny Nurse Videos Please note: Some of these videos include some dirty words and themes a little more risky than we typically post. Please proceed … [Read more...] about 7 Hilarious Nurse Videos That Make Your Day Better
Show your nurse pride with these funny nursing shirts. All of them have a sense of humor about them. Some are witty, others sassy. I'm sure you'll find something that matches your personality on this list. 11 Super Funny Nursing Shirts We’ve outlined some of the funniest nursing t-shirts in this comparison table to make it easier to find the one that is right for you. You can click “Read More” on any of them in the table to jump to the section in this article outlining more information about … [Read more...] about Nurse Pride: 11 Funny Nursing Shirts
As a nurse, it is vital to stay informed about the most current medical news and what’s going on in the industry. These 5 nursing magazines and journals are the best ones out there. The American Journal of Nursing The American Journal of Nursing is the longest running nursing journal in the world, dating back to 1900. It is peer-reviewed and has won many awards. The American Journal of Nursing provides evidence-based clinical information, healthcare news, current research, … [Read more...] about 5 Essential Nursing Magazines and Journals and Where To Get Them
Most people think of St. Agatha of Sicily as the main - if not only - patron saint of nursing. She is certainly the most well-known, but there are also 3 other patron saints of nursing that hold deep meaning to nurses. Patron Saints of Nursing The 4 patron saints of nursing are: St. Catherine of Siena St. Camillus of Lellis St. Elizabeth of Hungary Each has a beautiful story and inspires nurses for different reasons. St. Agatha of Sicily - Patron Saint of Wet Nurses & … [Read more...] about 4 Patron Saints of Nursing and Their Meanings
A not-so-glamorous side effect of working 12-hour shifts on your feet as a nurse are swollen ankles. That is why compression socks are amazing! We've already talked about why every nurse should wear compression socks. Now I found more than 7 cute nursing compression socks. I hope you find some that you like too. Don’t forget to pin this to your nursing Pinterest board. 7+ Cute Nursing Compression Socks We've outlined some of the best nursing compression socks in this comparison table to make … [Read more...] about 7+ Cute Nursing Compression Socks
I am so thankful for my nursing apps! They cut down on my nursing duties and just make my job so much easier. I’m thrilled to share with you my picks for the most useful free nursing apps. A Guide To The Most Useful Free Nursing Apps Diseases Dictionary A completely free medical dictionary app containing medical disorders & diseases with detailed definitions, symptoms, causes and treatment information. It works offline without any type of data or network connection. This app provides … [Read more...] about A Guide To The Most Useful Free Nursing Apps