Monthly Archives: January 2014

How Should A Nurse Behave In Extreme Situations?

 Nursing is challenging work. It’s the kind of work that calls an average human being to display superhuman qualities when pushed. Qualities such as inordinate patience, even temperament, lack of bias and continual discipline. However, nurses are still human beings … Continue reading

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14 Health Tips For Nurses Working in Night Shifts

Adjusting one’s sleep-wake schedule to adapt to the night shift is a challenging task. Many nurses around the world try to stay awake for at least 24 hours in order to adjust to working on the night shift. However, as far as … Continue reading

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NURSE BULLYING: A VIOLATION OF OUR CODE OF ETHICS

  Nurse bullying is alive and well in our current health care environment. But is it a new problem? “Nurses eating their young” has plagued our nursing profession for decades. Maybe that’s why the American Nurses Association decided to address … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL STATE OF POST-OP PATIENTS

There are many different kinds of surgery–appendectomies, gall bladder, rhinoplasty, heart bypass—, and while each surgery comes with its unique set of challenges and complications, the one aspect that surgeries share is that they can affect patients psychologically. No matter … Continue reading

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Does “Protection” Lead to Risky Behaviors?

No, this post is not about condoms…whatever the title may bring to mind. This is about vaccination. Specifically, mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers at hospitals and other facilities. I read a recent post on the KevinMD blog from an ER doc who “wrote” … Continue reading

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No nurse wants to leave patients in need of care

Nurse staffing numbers are in the news again following publication of a study suggesting that the worse patient outcomes associated with lower nurse staffing levels result from the omission of necessary nursing care. Put simply, short-staffed nursing teams don’t have the time … Continue reading

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Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption Increases Endometrial Cancer Risk

PHILADELPHIA — Postmenopausal women who consumed sugar-sweetened beverages were more likely to develop the most common type of endometrial cancer compared with women who did not drink sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a study published inCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a … Continue reading

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