Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bullying in Nursing

What would you do?Ausmed We’ve all seen it and looked the other way. Maybe we’ve even done it to another nurse after a bad day, or watched in silence as a colleague berated a newer nurse. Then there is the … Continue reading

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Reducing medical errors, one patient at a time

Of 53 million patient interactions nationwide, there were 107 fatal or life-threatening mistakes in 2012. Shutterstock Health care is a stressful and intrinsically risk-laden practice. Add to this the reality that all human beings are vulnerable to error and it’s inevitable … Continue reading

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How to Handle Difficult Patients

Most nurses worth their salt live for their patients. It is usually the patients that make the sore feet, paperwork, and hours without a bathroom break worth it. However, not all patients are rosy, happy people, and sometimes they can … Continue reading

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Nurse Hazing and Its Ethical Realities

As an ethical issue in nursing, we all know nurses who think being mean to newer nurses is a “right of passage.” They appear to take pride in demoralizing the “newbies” and think they are toughening them up to make … Continue reading

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Communication Skills for Nurses

For a nurse, the ability to communicate is a very important skill and a vital part of the job. Nurses speak to people of varying educational, cultural and social backgrounds and must do so in an effective, caring and professional … Continue reading

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Nurses Can Sleep Their Way to Skinny

It’s that season when there are so many things to get done, you may be skipping your sleep! With shift work, overtime, families, school, getting called to come in early, and other interruptions, it can be a real challenge to get … Continue reading

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10 Tips on Being a Nurse Mentor

A good mentor not only strengthens the new professional, but the person as well.Shutterstock Nursing students and new graduates face a real challenge entering the field of nursing. Mentoring new nurses is a chance for more experienced professionals to take … Continue reading

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