Would you believe me if I said your next day at work might be your best yet- but only if you wear the best outfit? We don’t mean matching your scrubs to your nursing shoes. We’re talking about compression clothing, particularly compression stockings for nurses. Here are three things you need to know about compression stockings before you run out and buy a pair. 3 Things You Need to Know About Compression Stockings for Nurses They Help You Find More Energy A study … [Read more...] about 3 Things You Need to Know About Compression Stockings for Nurses
In my encounters with nurses over the years it seems that everyone of them is either loving or hating their career choice. They’re either driven to succeed and feel confident that they’ve made the correct career choice, or they are going through the motions hopeful that no one will notice how much the loathe taking care of patients. I’ve met a few who are somewhere in between these two states but with time these nurses usually choose “a side” and consequently choose to love or hate nursing. I … [Read more...] about Nurses: Are You Thriving or Just Surviving?
Check out Nurses Week 2018 Freebies. Nurses week is celebrated every year from May 6th until May 12th, which is also Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This static celebration has been in place since 1993 in order to facilitate better planning. This weeks serves as an opportunity to take special notice of the contributions that nurses make to the community. For a brief history on nurses week you can visit the American Nurses Association. Something I find unfortunate is that Hospital Week and … [Read more...] about Give Yourself a Pat on the Back: Celebrating Nurses Weeks 2012
One of the projects I am working on in my informatics role involved overcoming an interface obstacle between EMRs. We wanted to accomplish something that had not been done, but it theory we knew should work. We were told to not get our hopes up, but the software vendor agreed to make the changes we needed in order to facilitate our desire. And we did it! We were able to document on patients we were previously unable to. We had a small victory and no one seemed to notice. I noticed. I cheerily … [Read more...] about High Fives in Healthcare: Taking Time to Celebrate Your Victories