Monthly Archives: July 2016

The illness that nurses are most afraid of

Nurses may know how to keep away the flu or the common cold, but there are some illnesses that, sadly, are more difficult to prevent. We asked you, our Facebook fans, which illness or ailment you’d most like to avoid … Continue reading

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8 ways to stay alert during a long shift

I’m an emergency room nurse—straight nights, 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., often three nights in a row. I’m also in school to finish up my BSN. Sleep is something that I fit in around the rest of my schedule. It … Continue reading

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Smart habits of injury-free nurses!

Health injuries are very common in the nursing profession. If you’ve been on the job for even a short time, you’ve probably gotten sick or hurt at work. Most of these health injuries are minor, but some can balloon into … Continue reading

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The #1 piece of advice nurses ignore

I’ve talked about the “Do one – see one – teach one” philosophy that’s the backbone of becoming and being a nurse. Nurses do an awesome job at nurturing the younger generation. Of course, we have heard of “nurses eating … Continue reading

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10 reasons why nurses get sick

We clean everything we can get our hands on, but we still get sick. While cleaning everything be great for fighting off those nasty bugs that can wreak havoc on your immune system, there really is some truth to the … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions: Your answers to daily dilemmas

Sleep or work out? Exfoliants or antioxidents? Glossy lips or matte? Who has time to find answers to these questions when patients are calling, doctors are bellowing and you haven’t had enough shut-eye in weeks? Scrubs! We did the legwork … Continue reading

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Are you on overload?

rom the Winter 2011 issue of Scrubs Not long ago, I was working 10-hour shifts in a G.I. lab assisting with colonoscopies and upper endoscopies in a windowless room. I had one doctor, a sedated patient and a continuously beeping … Continue reading

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