Monthly Archives: March 2016

12 factors that fuel a nurse’s burnout

What are the the deadly dozen circumstances and characteristics that can lead to burnout and empathy fatigue? Check which statements ring true for you, and if you’re nodding at every statement on the list below, please seek support (or at … Continue reading

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A serious guide to foot care for new nurses

Welcome, newbies! Congratulations on graduating, passing the NCLEX and landing a job! Your entry to the marvelous world of nursing has begun. With it, you’ve probably already had seminars on infection prevention, good body mechanics and patient safety. What nobody’s … Continue reading

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Vitamin D-licious recipes for night shift nurses

Nursing can be strenuous under even the most standard conditions. So, when you flip the switch on daily life to battle through a night shift, things can really get tricky. Suddenly, all those “givens” you used to enjoy are no … Continue reading

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How nurses can look cool, feel cool—be cool

But a 12-hour shift in sweat-soaked scrubs is next-level uncomfortable. And it sure is easy to get there when you’re rushing through the hospital on a particularly frenzied, hot and woefully understaffed day. For the love of scrubs—let us help … Continue reading

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How do you take your sick days? We’re guessing “rare.”

Nurses know best the importance of taking care of oneself—from logging enough sleep each night to taking it easy when a case of something more than just the Mondays starts to rear its ugly head. So—why aren’t nurses taking a … Continue reading

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10 tips for leaving your job stress at work

When the going gets tough, the tough get together. And they share—stories, advice, fears and laughter. Now, since nursing is anything but easy, it’s easy to understand why our Scrubs magazine Facebook page is a hotbed of all of the … Continue reading

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Nurse germ protection—at home!

After a long shift of dealing with blood, vomit, urine, sweat, drainage of all sorts and occasionally tears, nurses have to make that dreadful transition from work to home. Everybody has their own post-work routine to ensure that what they … Continue reading

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