February is American Heart Month and a time to focus on cardiovascular health. It’s critical that nurses take their own health just as seriously as the health of their patients.
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.
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.
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:
COVID-19 has surely highlighted the ever-widening healthcare disparities among racial and minority groups. Between March 2020 and June 2021, Hispanic or Latino and non-Hispanic Black people were hospitalized with COVID-19 at a rate 2.8 times higher than non-Hispanic White people, when taking age into account.