“The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet” Remen   Nurses are exposed to all kinds of traumatic experiences.  They are short staffed, caring for sicker patients while dealing with [...]

Bringing dignity and comfort to our final moments   Everybody dies and dying is part of life. And the only sure thing in this world is that one day – we’re all going to die. Even though dying is inevitable most of us have a hard time accepting our unavoidable destination. Dying is painful for some, [...]

Corporate health care is not helpful to nurses and patients are the biggest losers   Nursing is a stressful profession. Nurses manage life and death situations; body fluids; deadly bacteria and viruses. They experience aggression from patients; threats of being sued; insane long hours and insane patient loads; lack of sleep and no time to eat or use [...]

When nurses are not supported patients are the first to feel the pain   Nurses work hard and face difficult situations. But they are not getting the support they need. Having few alternatives, they struggle to provide the care patients need. Lack of support create unsafe conditions, and a big price tag. Patients are ultimately the [...]

Nurses may never need to read a doctor’s order again   Nurses are always in a hurry and don’t have time to clarify illegible doctor’s orders. But now there’s an app for that. Meet iGotit, the first scanning auto translator with ALT (adaptive learning technology) from Valley Tech Medical. You can install iGotit on iphones [...]

Computer charting was a big disappointment to me, and I miss pen and paper   Iwas about to start a new job and start using EHR i.e. computer charting – I was excited but that quickly faded. Computer charting made my work slower, tedious and overall more difficult. There are a few good features but on the [...]

Finding a Good Nursing Job Used to be a no Brainer. Today there are Many Hoops to jump   Finding a job is not an easy thing these days. Unfortunately good nursing jobs are just as hard to find as any other job.  It takes guts to become a nurse in the first place, but now it also takes patience. Nursing is [...]

By thinking of them as sexual objects we hide the fact they are serious professionals   T he sexy nurse fantasy is beyond commonplace. Don’t believe it? Just google sexy nurses and: Bang! One million pictures of women dressed as super sexy nurses will overtake your screen. Their dress and pose range from good-girl-gone-bad to vixens tropes ready [...]

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