ACCESS Nursing News and Blog

Tips for Nurse Burnout and the Nursing Shortage

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Jan 21, 2022 4:06:28 PM

The nursing shortage in the US has reached a record high and taking a heavy toll on the health care industry. One of the fallouts of this shortage is a pervasive sense of burnout and exhaustion among our nation’s nurses.

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Topics: Blog, COVID-19, healthcare, nursing shortage, burnout

The Importance of Booster Doses for Private Duty Nurses and their Patients

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Jan 13, 2022 5:30:00 PM

Vaccinations are essential to protecting not only yourself, but also your patients. As Omicron cases reach an all-time high, it is now more vital than ever for healthcare workers to receive a booster dose as soon as they become eligible.

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Topics: Blog, COVID-19, Vaccination, healthcare

Helping Nurses Cope with Omicron-related Burnout

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Jan 7, 2022 4:26:25 PM

Nurses are once again being stretched to their limit. The recent surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the US due to the Omicron variant has left hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical care facilities critically understaffed with nurses suffering from burnout and stress.

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Topics: News, COVID-19, Vaccination

ACCESS Nursing’s New Year’s Resolutions 2022 for ALL Nurses

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Dec 30, 2021 12:00:00 PM

New Year’s Resolutions are a fantastic way to kick off your year and start fresh. You can set meaningful goals for yourself; like being more productive at work, focusing on your career path, reflecting on your life goals, your relationships, and more!

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Topics: Blog, Nursing Services, New Year's Resolutions, Goals, New Year's

Holiday Inspiration & Tips for Nurses Working on Christmas

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Dec 23, 2021 12:00:00 PM

If your shift falls on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, you may not feel very holly or jolly about it. As a nurse, you often need to give up your own family celebrations to care for your patients. After all, there are no vacation days for those who are sick or injured.

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Topics: Blog, Nursing Services, healthcare

How to Improve Your Caregiver-Patient Relationship

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Dec 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM

It is crucial for caregivers to establish a good relationship with their patients. Creating a friendly rapport is key to providing quality care and for healing to take place.

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Topics: Blog, Homecare, Nursing Services

5 Ways for Nurses to Improve Their Communications Skills

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Dec 2, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Nurse communication is one of the key ways to ensure patient safety and quality care. How you communicate affects all aspects of your job performance and everyone you interact with.

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Topics: Blog, Homecare, Nursing Services, Private Duty Nursing

Working on Thanksgiving When Everyone Else is Off:  Coping Tips for Nurses

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Nov 24, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Not everyone has the day off to spend with family and friends on Thanksgiving. Many nurses are scheduled to work a long shift on the holiday. So, here are a few tips for these nurses to help make their day more festive:

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Topics: Blog, healthcare

How People Living with Alzheimer’s Can Enjoy the Holidays

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Nov 18, 2021 2:00:00 PM

The holiday season is a time for festive activities, changes in daily routines, connecting with extended family, and annual traditions. Although this sounds like a lot of fun, for seniors living with Alzheimer’s this can cause an extreme amount of stress.

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Topics: Blog, Homecare, Nursing Services, Private Duty Nursing

National Caregivers Month: How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Nov 11, 2021 2:00:00 PM

November is National Caregivers Month, a time to recognize and honor caregivers for their dedication, care, and compassion for others.

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Topics: Blog