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Pediatric Nurse: A Crash Course in Talking to Kids

Pediatric Nurse: A Crash Course in Talking to Kids 
Whether it is your first pediatric rotation ever in nursing school or you’re a travel nurse who hasn’t worked with kids in a while, you’ll find the hints below on nursing with children practical and useful. When dealing with children as a nurse, much of the best advice boils down to putting yourself in their shoes. Empathy is a great asset to communication with anyone.

May 7, 2015

7 On the Go Recipes to Bring to Your Shift

7 On the Go Recipes to Bring to Your Shift 
There’s no doubt that nursing requires plenty of both physical and mental energy. To help maintain their fast pace and ensure stamina, nurses need a steady supply of protein and other nutrients. Ideally these foods would be simple to make, easy to carry with you and consumable on even the shortest break.

May 5, 2015

5 Steps to Become an Oncology Nurse

5 Steps to Become an Oncology Nurse 
Nurses are caring professionals by definition, but it takes a special breed to want to go into the field of oncology. Oncology nurses care and manage cancer patients who are usually critically ill, some even terminal. Each year, there are over 1,500,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society, so it is a growing specialty in need of good nurses.

April 30, 2015

As Seen on TV: Top 5 Nursing Misconceptions

As Seen on TV: Top 5 Nursing Misconceptions 
Even though The Nurse is an iconic character portrayed on TV (and film) since its earliest days, most of those shows haven’t come close to reality. For real nurses, watching these fanciful, and sometimes shocking, attempts to depict nurses as either goddesses or pure evil can be amusing—or painful. On everything from soap operas to comedies to dramas, nurses have always been necessary characters.

April 28, 2015

How to Empower Your Patients Every Shift

How to Empower Your Patients Every Shift 
When it comes down to it, empowerment is the ultimate goal for all health care professionals, right? Noncompliance is a factor in any health situation, whether you work in sports medicine or help patients manage chronic disease. The healthcare industry likes to take credit for the successes, but it really boils down to people taking charge of their own bodies.

April 24, 2015

5 Tools for Better Educating Your Patients on Food

5 Tools for Better Educating Your Patients on Food 
As a healthcare professional, it is your responsibility to help your patients achieve their optimum level of health and fitness. One of the best things you can do to help patients improve their health is to educate them with regard to proper nutrition, which will be beneficial to every patient regardless of his or her current condition.

April 21, 2015

5 Ways to Keep your Feet Happy & Healthy

5 Ways to Keep your Feet Happy & Healthy 
You are a nurse, so no one has to tell you what longs shifts do to your feet. The average person walks 75,000 miles by the age of 50, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. Now triple that number for a travel nurse. It’s up to you learn how to keep your feet healthy, so you can focus on patient care and quality of life instead of aching arches and painful blisters.

April 16, 2015

5 Tips for Better Teamwork on the Floor

5 Tips for Better Teamwork on the Floor 
If you want to improve your job satisfaction and overall patient care, one of the most important things to focus on is teamwork. You may never be best friends with everyone you work with, but you all have a collective job to get done. You may have to step beyond your role at times to help a colleague or ask for assistance yourself.

April 10, 2015