Monthly Archives: August 2013

When No One Is on Call

We nurses all have stories — if we’re lucky, it’s just one — about the time we failed a patient. It’s usually a problem of being too busy: too many cases, too many procedures to keep track of until one … Continue reading

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Unspoken Rules of the Nursing Culture Can Hurt You

When Shelli was a new scrub nurse with only six months experience, she failed to anticipate that the surgeon would need a particular scalpel. Immediately, her preceptor deftly slapped the correct blade into the impatient surgeon’s outstretched hand with a … Continue reading

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Capitalizing on Your Nursing Management Strengths

The other day, I was talking with a nurse leader who is encountering some very challenging situations in her work environment that are testing her leadership. In the course of our discussion, she spent a great deal of time discussing … Continue reading

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How to Find the Right Nursing Refresher Program

Why do I need a nursing refresher program and which one is right for me? Due to the economy and the continuing nursing shortage, many nurses who left the profession are looking to get back into nursing. Whether you took time off to raise … Continue reading

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3 Exercise Programs to Build Nursing Strength

Between hectic nursing shifts and taking care of your family and personal responsibilities, it isn’t any wonder that making time to “go to the gym” is often last on the priority list. When it comes to strength training, you’ll be … Continue reading

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How Does Empathy Affect Nursing Care

Is empathy in nursing affects being efficient in health care? The “new” (yeah right!) health care buzz is all about doing more with less. Being efficient. Nothing startling here. All industries are constantly on the lookout for productivity gains and nursing is no … Continue reading

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NURSES: How Do They Do It

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