Nurses with Social Anxiety | Understanding the Condition
Oct13

Nurses with Social Anxiety | Understanding the Condition

Social anxiety affects about 7% of the total population at any given time, and nurses are no exception. Even though nursing is one of the most people-oriented jobs you’ll find, it’s not uncommon for nurses to struggle with certain social aspects at work. Nurses with social anxiety have their own unique set of challenges and difficulties when dealing with this issue. Luckily for them, it’s not impossible to find everyday solutions....

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Workplace Hazards for Nurses
Oct04

Workplace Hazards for Nurses

You entered the nursing field to help others, but, like most heroic careers, practicing nursing comes with dangers. Simple errors while on the job can harm both you and your patients. Check out these common workplace hazards for nurses and learn how you can avoid these potential dangers. Workplace Hazards for Nurses: Dangers to Yourself These hazards can have negative impacts on your life in the workplace and after you go home. Many...

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Spotting Domestic Abuse As A Nurse
Sep20

Spotting Domestic Abuse As A Nurse

Those who aren’t nurses might have seen it in an episode of ER or Law & Order. A man, woman, or child comes into a hospital with bruises, cuts, or even broken bones. They’ll tell a 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...

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Sepsis Awareness for Nurses | The Basics
Sep07

Sepsis Awareness for Nurses | The Basics

Remaining one of the most common and devastating conditions known to modern medicine, sepsis is a disease that has significant healthcare implications across the world and right here in the United States. By some estimates, this condition actually causes more deaths than prostate cancer, breast cancer, and HIV/AIDS combined each year! Overall, the cost of public contraction of sepsis costs the healthcare industry nearly $17 billion...

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Compassion Fatigue | A Type of Nursing Burnout
Aug14

Compassion Fatigue | A Type of Nursing Burnout

Hopefully, it’s clear by now that nursing is as rewarding of a profession as it can be exhausting. Nurses of all walks of life and levels of experience eventually come up against the constant pressure of longer shifts, staffing shortages, and other changes in healthcare — each responding in their own way. Compassion Fatigue Although we’ve been having the conversation over nurse burnout for years, the term is a bit broad at times when...

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Single Payer Healthcare Explained
Jul13

Single Payer Healthcare Explained

A hot topic for discussion right now in the healthcare industry is single-payer healthcare. As the debate over healthcare reform in the U.S. continues, some are proposing a single-payer healthcare system. This would mean that everyone’s medical bills are paid from the same pool of money. This pool of money is typically overseen by the government, so the system would operate similarly to Medicaid. There are many different...

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