Spotting Domestic Abuse As A Nurse
Dec28

Spotting Domestic Abuse As A Nurse

We’ve all seen it in an episode of ER or Law & Order. A man, woman, or child goes into a hospital with bruises, cuts, or even broken bones. They tell the nurse that they took a nasty tumble down the stairs or got their jeans caught in a bike chain. However, later in the episode, healthcare professionals will dig a little deeper, going through medical history and eventually getting the truth out of the patient. Instead of a...

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Holidays in the Hospital: Most Common Holiday Hazards
Dec12

Holidays in the Hospital: Most Common Holiday Hazards

Every season, emergency rooms treat countless Americans for injuries sustained from the hazards of the holiday. People hurting themselves around Christmas time is about as traditional as singing carols, baking cookies, and buying presents. This makes sense considering the basic ingredients for disaster are totally afoot from November until January. Folks are going overboard with the eggnog. They’re rushing around to get...

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Tips For Relaxing After a Nursing Shift
Nov29

Tips For Relaxing After a Nursing Shift

Picture it. You’ve just finished a 12-hour nursing shift. Your feet are killing you as you sit in traffic on your way home. You spend another half an hour on your feet while you stand in the shower and wash of the blood, sweat, and tears from another grueling shift. Finally, after taking a few minutes to grab a bite to eat do you get to finally sit down. At this point, your eyes should grow heavy, and the tension from the day should...

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Tattoos and Nursing | Ink or No Ink?
Jul24

Tattoos and Nursing | Ink or No Ink?

These days, it seems like everybody has a tattoo. In fact, according to a 2017 survey, four out of 10 Americans reported that they had at least one tattoo. Not only that, but nearly 20 percent of respondents said that they were considering getting one. It’s no surprise that tattoos are becoming increasingly more popular. However, there are some professions that still prefer employees to be un-inked. So, when it comes to tattoos...

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Pride Practice | Tips for Nurses Caring for Transgender Patients
Jun06

Pride Practice | Tips for Nurses Caring for Transgender Patients

Boys wear blue, and girls wear pink. Boys play with trucks, and girls play with dolls. Men wear cologne, and women wear perfume. But sometimes, they don’t. To be transgender means to identify more with the opposite gender of which you were born. Transgender people are often misunderstood, but that simple definition seems easy enough to understand, right? However, the discrimination transgender people face is often complex, and it...

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Travel Nurse Reporting Instructions | How to Avoid Chaos!
May23

Travel Nurse Reporting Instructions | How to Avoid Chaos!

So maybe you’re just getting into travel nursing or you’re always looking for actionable career tips — this is the right place for you! No matter your situation, one thing travel nurses new and old constantly deal with is receiving proper travel nurse reporting instructions. As if traveling to a new location, securing housing, and planning your commute weren’t stressful enough, not knowing exactly where to go on your first day just...

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