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 their condition. You've settled on a stethoscope brand, now lets look at sphygmomanometers. Best Sphygmomanometers for … [Read more...] about Best Sphygmomanometers for Nurses
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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 in fields that are highly academic; nursing is one of them. And sometimes, no matter how complicated the situation, we … [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 your Alegria nursing shoes. Often little touches like a watch for nurses or stethoscope necklaces symbolize the noble … [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 comfortable and that are not well-supported can cause a lot of problems like back, foot and leg pain. While you are … [Read more...] about 5 Awesome Alegria Nursing Shoes
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 nurse 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 fact, stethoscopes make a great practical gift for nurses. Fortunately, we've done the research to make finding the … [Read more...] about What is the Best MDF Stethoscope?
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 support. Good nursing shoes are not only about being comfortable, providing adequate support and allowing you to move … [Read more...] about Are Dansko Nurses’ Shoes the Best?
Think about it. After dogs, a nurse bag should be your 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, grooming items, personal hygiene items, food to sustain you on those endless shifts, your wallet, keys and IDs. The list … [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 of advantages like: They keep your neck from sweating, as sweat can damage the tubing. They protect your skin … [Read more...] about 6 Stylish Stethoscope Covers
Looking for one of the best nursing stethoscopes? Choosing the right stethoscope for your work may turn out to be more difficult than it appears. That’s because choosing a stethoscope is like selecting a dish from a restaurant menu. Others’ recommendations are needed, but only you know what you’re comfortable with. In addition to the stethoscope brand, the weight, tubing material, the angle of the earpiece and sensitivity of acoustics, all have a role to play in making it an ideal fit. And the … [Read more...] about 7 Best Nursing Stethoscopes
As a nurse or nursing student, you often need an all-purpose bag that can fit in your everyday essentials and clinical tools. Although there are several nurse bags that can be used, there are a few that are designed especially for this purpose. We've talked before about nursing tote bags with pockets, and even work bags for nurses and now I've put together a list of the best nursing bags. The major difference between a nursing tote and nursing bag is the function. A tote is usually for personal … [Read more...] about 5 Best Nursing Bags
If you’re a student, anatomy coloring books are a great way to enhance your knowledge and comprehension of the human body. They help you improve comprehension and teach you the essentials of a human body through visualizations that are easy to recall. Here’s a list of five awesome anatomy coloring books that will help you master the human anatomy with fun, interactive coloring tasks. Many of them also include interesting facts about the anatomy that will keep you engaged. The Most Engaging … [Read more...] about 5 Awesome Anatomy Coloring Books
Whether you’re still studying to be one or have been in the practice for a while now, nursing is definitely no easy work. The hours can be crazy, the responsibility is huge, and many times, you may have to spend days without going home and stay at the workplace instead! That means you need to carry a change of scrubs, papers, stethoscope, enough food to last you, towels, hygienic products…the list can be quite big! It gets even worse when you don’t have your own locker at work. 3 Awesome … [Read more...] about 3 Awesome Nursing Tote Bags with Pockets
It’s an honor to be a preceptor. I love taking a new nurse, or a student nurse, under my wing and teaching them the ropes of nursing. And while I find great joy in teaching, I also find it incredibly stressful. Not that the new nurse isn’t smart, they are. It’s just a stressful job, and it’s very fast-paced, which means that it’s easy to fall behind and it’s easy to miss something. I have a routine, one I know that works well for me and my patients and keeps me in check throughout the day. If I … [Read more...] about Appropriate and Thoughtful Gifts for Preceptors
Being a nurse is one of the hardest things in the world. Too often nurses become burned out because they feel like they just give and give without every getting anything in return. Many nurses find that nurse prayers can offer just what they need to keep on going. But some nurses don't pray. For those nurses, these nurse quotes may help you feel inspired to face another day! 17 Inspirational and Empowering Nurse Quotes As a Nurse Inspirational Wall Art "They may forget your name but they … [Read more...] about 17 Inspirational and Empowering Nurse Quotes
Every nursing student has come to this point of their senior semester where they begin to think beyond the cap and gown of graduation to sitting for their NCLEX. Finding out how to pass the NCLEX is a huge priority. Considering the NCLEX is such a daunting test and requires a lot of preparation, I can imagine what many people’s next reasonable question would be: Which is the best NCLEX review to help me pass my boards? Is NRSNG Academy the Best NCLEX Review? There seems to be an endless amount … [Read more...] about Is NRSNG Academy the Best NCLEX Review?