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To succeed in the workplace, you need more than mad clinical skills. You need excellent interpersonal skills as well. What would you do if a colleague dissed you at work?
What goes around comes around folks, and I’m here to publicly apologize to any CNA reading this.
Passing pain pills, positioning patients, pulling foley catheters for another nurse…it’s all in a day’s work. But where do we draw the line?
Nurses make mistakes. Lots of them. Most of the time we catch ’em before they become a big deal. Here are 5 unforgettable scenarios from the files of Jo, RN.
I thought I might send an open letter to all “those” coworkers out there and address just a few of these occurrences that can get under our skin.
Which quirks annoy you the most? Here’s one of mine: Not knowing the difference between delegation and shirking your duties!
Why is it that my department is always the recipient of all the random food from every meeting?
I learned that our fellow health care team members have no honest idea of what advanced nursing education and training entails. Many were not aware of the requirements, let alone our previous experiences.
There’s nothing like your first weeks on the unit, right? Thank God I’ve had a good team at my side and mentors to support me. Here are some gems that may help other new nurses…
Why don’t you get a moment’s rest? It’s because your colleagues can’t live without you! Read this true story from the front lines…
We are the coordinators of care, the wranglers, and the sieve where almost all of our patients’ care is poured and filtered. So if we can’t work well with the team, our patients are in trouble.
The old African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” resonates loudly with the growth and maturation of any nurse. I’m not talking just new nurses or new grads.
Even back then, Laura was a paradox. Brusque and sarcastic toward the doctors…kind and exceedingly gentle with her patients.
Have a nurse on your unit who’s just a little bit MORE? You know, the one that the entire team (not to mention the patients) loves the most!
So, what do you do when you want something from your manager? You lead them down the path to what you want or need.
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