Nurses on social media can be a wonderful thing. It can help build your brand, connect you with others, and even further your career. But depending on how you use social media, it could harm you. I was working in critical care. It was the day shift and I had just finished my morning med […]
Monitoring Patients after Ketamine
Do you know what’s really sexy right now in anesthesia? Opioid-free anesthesia. Let’s talk about monitoring patients after ketamine.
What Nursing Teamwork Practically Looks Like At the Bedside
Nursing Teamwork is one of those buzzwords, but what does it practically look like during elbow-to-elbow nursing care?
What Nurses Need to Know About Palliative Care
Melissa Stafford, BSN RN CCRN SCRN – highly experienced and currently practicing nationally certified neurocritical care nurse. Kathleen Puntillo, PhD RN FAAN is professor emeritus of nursing at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). At UCSF, she was director of the Critical Care/Trauma Graduate Program for many years and founded UCSF’s Acute Care Nurse […]
All About Respiratory
Grab your nasal cannula and crank it up to 4L/min because, in this episode, we interview Sean Dent who is an NP in acute care and discuss all things respiratory!
How to Trust Your Nursing Judgment
Elizabeth Mills, BSN RN CCRN – highly experienced neurocritical care nurse, current Stroke Navigator for a Primary Stroke Center Melissa Stafford, BSN RN CCRN SCRN – highly experienced and currently practicing nationally certified neurocritical care nurse. What You’ll Learn How To Trust Your Nursing Judgment Key Focus: As a new nurse, when do you know […]
The Power of Embracing Nurse Discomfort
Many nurses are not fully engaged and present when dealing with patients. But nurse discomfort can be a potent tool, enhancing the patient experience, particularly during an emotionally-charged interaction.
The Unexpected Patient: Tips for Nurses Caring for the Seriously Ill from the Family Perspective
Tips for Nurses Caring for the Seriously Ill from the Family Perspective I’ve written many posts about how to provide care to patients in various scenarios. However, I have yet to provide any information from a very vital perspective; that of the patient and family. A long-time personal friend had a very lengthy experience deep […]
Student Loan Forgiveness and Management for Nurses
You can rely on two things once you earn your degree, a new profession and lots of student loan payments. Student Loan Forgiveness and Management for Nurses….
Tips to Maximize Social Media for Nurses
Most posts about social media for nurses focus on don’ts and the fear factor… OMG YOU’LL GET FIRED! DON’T’ DO IT!But, let’s be real. Most nurses use social media. Most people use social media. Heck, try to walk down a hospital hallway and NOT see someone in scrubs on some form of social. Instead of […]
Central Venous Catheters 101
This episode discusses the basic information the bedside nurse should know related to central lines or central venous catheters.
Nurse Bullying: How to Deal With Mean Coworkers
Nursing units are very tight-knit groups of people, who rely heavily on one another, but it can be a nightmare if you’re dealing with nurse bullying.
Tips for New Grads in the ICU
If you want to know how to be a good icu nurse, these tips for new grads in the ICU are for you! In the beginning… Hopefully, you did your homework by learning what to expect in a critical care unit. Bonus points for you if you had the opportunity to observe nurses in a […]
What to Expect During Your New Graduate Nursing Orientation
This episode discusses the structure of typical nursing orientation, what to expect, tips for working with a preceptor, what to do when you and your preceptor don’t get along, and how to acclimate yourself to the culture of a nursing unit.
How to Start a Nursing Blog
This post contains affiliate links I get quite a few emails from people looking to start their own blog and looking for some tips and advice. Below is my advice on how to start a nursing blog! Before I start, I want to say one very important thing. If you’re doing this for the money […]
How to Deal with Verbally Abusive Patients
We’ve been there. The patient is incredibly rude, demeaning, or even saying sexually explicit things to you. Patient satisfaction has been preached to you constantly.. but what do you do when the patient crosses the line? I’ve had quite a few experiences of all of the above. I felt helpless until I figured out the […]
Perfecting Your Craft – Week 2, ICU Time Management Tips
These ICU Time Management Tips can help if you are adequately staffed, have an appropriate assignment, and nothing happens that changes your plan
7 Financial Ideas for Nurses Planning for Graduate School
Today we have a guest blog post from Nick Angelis, CRNA MSN, about a topic that is near and dear to my heart – financial planning. I know it’s a weird thing to be passionate about, but I believe any and everyone should be able to get a higher education without going into financial ruin […]
When Your Patient Starts Crying
One of the first questions you may ask yourself in your nursing career is “What to do when a patient starts crying.” Everyone has their own forte’, and for some, providing emotional support to people in crisis can be an OMG WHAT DO I DO moment. It can be uncomfortable. It can be weird. It […]
Meal Planning Tips and Tricks for Nurses, Part II
Being a nurse, working shift work, it can be tough making sure you eat appropriately. A few years ago, my husband and I got into a pretty regular routine to offset the nutritional challenges that shift work presents. This is my second post regarding this topic. Please click here to read the first post explaining […]