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Find the Perfect Nursing Job, but First Find a Place you Fit in

You must find the right job – but first you need to find the right people   People. It is all about people. Finding the right working environment is more important than say, finding the right job. This can challenging because we are not in control of comes our way, but we can make choices that will steer us in the right direction. You […] Read More

Studies Show Patient’s Charting, more Important than Patient Care

The future of nursing is here, and its all about documentation – welcome to hypercharting   There is a lot of talk about nurses spending too much time documenting and charting. The chief complaint is that nurses are spending more time charting than with patients. However there is no evidence indicating that charting and documentation […] Read More

3 Effective Ways to Fight Compassion Fatigue and Nursing Burnout

“The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet” Remen   Nurses are exposed to all kinds of traumatic experiences. They are short staffed, caring for sicker patients while dealing with […] Read More

Death and Dying and the Role of a Hospice Nurse

Bringing dignity and comfort in our final moments   We all die, and dying is part of life. The only sure thing we can count on is that one day – we’re all going to die. Even though dying is inevitable most of us have a hard time accepting it. Dying is painful for some, but […] Read More

Corporate Health is Damaging Health Care as Nurses are Overworked and Burned out

Corporate health care is not helpful to nurses and patients are the biggest losers   Nursing is a stressful job. Nurses work with very sick patients; body fluids; deadly bacteria and viruses. They experience aggression from patients; threats of being sued; insane long hours and insane patient load; lack of sleep and no time to eat or use […] Read More

If Nurses are not Supported – who’s Taking Care of you When’re Sick and Tired

When nurses are not supported patients are the first to feel the pain   Nurses work hard and face difficult situations in a unsupportive environment. Having few alternatives, they struggle to provide the care patients need. Lack of support create unsafe conditions, and a big price tag. Patients are ultimately the ones who pay without […] Read More

New App to Make an Easy Task Reading Doctor’s Orders – Meet the iGotit

Nurses may never read a doctor’s order again   Nurses are always in a hurry and don’t have time to clarify hard to read doctor’s orders. But now there’s an app for that. Meet iGotit, the first scanning auto translator with ALT (adaptive learning technology) from Valley Tech Medical. You can install iGotit on iphones and Android […] Read More

5 Tips for Removing Broken Glass From Feet or Hands

If you can’t remove glass from your skin and it’s causing pain – you should read this article   You accidentally tip a glass off the counter and it falls on the floor. It shatter into a million pieces and now is everywhere. You clean it up the best you can but miss some tiny shards. Later […] Read More

6 Things I Hate About Nursing Computer Charting (EHR)

Computer charting was a disappointment and believe it or not, I miss pen and paper   Iwas excited about computer charting at first, but that quickly faded. Don’t get me wrong, I’m the biggest geek of all times. How could I possible not like it? Computer charting made my work slower, tedious and overall more difficult. […] Read More

Why Finding a Good Nursing Job Became a Challenge Today?

Finding a Good Nursing Job Used to be easy. Today is a different story    Finding any job is not easy these days, and unfortunately nursing now falls into that category. Nursing is tough, but now finding a nursing job is tougher. This is kind of new in nursing but is the new normal. They will […] Read More

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