Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tips for nurses on having more ENERGY!

From the Winter 2013 issue of Scrubs It takes energy to address the causes of energy depletion, so start with the basic three: nourishment, sleep, and exercise. If you’ve had too little or too much of any one of those … Continue reading

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The 10 essential items in a nurse’s first aid kit

Several years ago, while chatting with my sister on the phone, I learned that she didn’t have a first aid kit at home. I was shocked. Even though I don’t have one myself, I strongly believe that everybody else should … Continue reading

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The sleepiness cure

Everyone knows the jet-lag feeling of dragging through the day without having had enough sleep. Nurses are especially vulnerable to lack of sleep when assigned to shift work. In fact, so many nurses suffer from sleep deprivation that it has … Continue reading

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Do you know the signs of shift work disorder?

Are you one of the 30 percent of nurses who work the night shift? If you are, are you frequently tired or do you often find yourself fighting off sleep? Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep? Do these … Continue reading

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20 health and safety tips for frazzled nurses!

As a nurse, you face a great deal of situations that can cause you and your patients harm—a daily fact that can fry your nerves! A hectic schedule that includes crazy drivers on your morning commute, a five minute lunch … Continue reading

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Tips for nurses to quit smoking

Smoking can be one of the most difficult habits to break. Life is full of stress, anxiety and unexpected events, and those things are magnified a hundred times during a nursing shift! Smoking can be a habitual way to deal … Continue reading

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5 ways to put the spark back in your relationship

All nurses know they need to create a good work/life balance. But that term is a little misleading. It makes it sound like there should be an even split between the two. The word “life” really covers a lot of … Continue reading

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