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.
There have been many significant African American Nurses throughout history. Since February is Black History Month, we’d like to take this time to honor a few of the outstanding nurses who have made history with their amazing achievements.
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!
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.
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.
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.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the CDC breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the US, with about 255,000 cases diagnosed each year, and about 2,300 cases a year in men.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the professional and personal lives of nurses throughout the US. Working in the health care industry right now, particularly as a frontline worker, has been called exhausting as nurses are being pushed to their limits. Today’s job definition for a frontline worker is now considered to be one of the most demanding and stressful. An American Nurses Association (ANA) survey asked 22,000 nurses nationwide how they were feeling. The results found 51% felt exhausted, 43% felt overwhelmed, and 28% felt a desire to quit the profession or their current position.
Almost every business and industry nationwide is currently facing a staffing shortage. The healthcare industry is no exception. The American Nursing Association (ANA) has declared the nurse staffing shortage “a national crisis.”