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When Going Outside Could Make You Sick: California Nurses May Be at Risk of Lung Disease

When Going Outside Could Make You Sick: California Nurses May Be at Risk of Lung Disease

Today is Lung Health Day, an awareness day created by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) centered on the wide variety of diseases and health conditions that can affect one of our most vital organs, the lungs. When people […]

Suffering Silently: Work Stress & Mental Illness in Healthcare Workers

Suffering Silently: Work Stress & Mental Illness in Healthcare Workers

The week of October 2-8, 2016 was Mental Health Awareness Week, an occasion to shine some light on psychiatric issues that otherwise get overlooked. Mental health disorders are surprisingly common in the United States. In 2014, there were an estimated […]

It’s Infection Prevention Week! These 6 Tips Can Help You Protect Your Patients

It’s Infection Prevention Week! These 6 Tips Can Help You Protect Your Patients

  This week is Infection Prevention Week, a time to raise awareness of how infections spread and how they can be prevented. Infection prevention is of great importance in a healthcare setting. In one 2011 study, it was discovered that […]

How To Recover From A Fatal Error In Judgement

How To Recover From A Fatal Error In Judgement

  It’s not an exaggeration to say that one of the things every nurse fears the most is making a fatal error in judgement. The huge responsibility lying on our shoulders makes it especially hard for any nurse to acknowledge […]

8 Grab And Go Snacks For The Busy Nurse

8 Grab And Go Snacks For The Busy Nurse

Taking care of your health has never been as important. You have a real crazy schedule and work sometimes feels like a never-ending marathon. As a result, not only that your work sucks all the energy out of you, but […]

6 Events To Run, Walk And Dance Through Breast Cancer Awareness Month

6 Events To Run, Walk And Dance Through Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Brought to you by…. This October, show your support for everyone touched by breast cancer by cinching on your pink tutu and hair spraying a pink mohawk. Walk, run and dance through one of several breast cancer awareness events throughout […]

5 Ways To Pay Back Sleep Debt After Coming Off Night Shift!

5 Ways To Pay Back Sleep Debt After Coming Off Night Shift!

Maintaining a proper sense of wellbeing and balance is one of the toughest challenges for a nurse. With night shifts playing such a strong toll on your health, it is crucial to give proper attention to the quality of your […]

Florida Catches Zika: What Nurses Need To Know About This Dangerous Virus

Florida Catches Zika: What Nurses Need To Know About This Dangerous Virus

  The recent Zika outbreak in Florida has got everybody across the country talking about the dangerous virus.   The virus has firstly been identified in 2007 in the Yap Island, but it had only become a real concern when […]

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Back Pain? Try These 4 Things

Between lifting patients, constantly standing on their feet and rushing from room to room, nurses experience intense physical demand on the job. In fact, according to 2015 statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing ranks as one of […]

8 Hilarious Photos That Will Make You Pee Your Scrubs

8 Hilarious Photos That Will Make You Pee Your Scrubs

As promised, the 3rd and final round of this summer’s FunnyNurses Facebook roundup is here. Thanks for participating and be sure to visit FunnyNurses to share something funny for your chance to make it into next season’s ‘Best Of Funny Nurses.’ 1.   2. […]

The Busy Nurse’s Guide to Functional Fitness

The Busy Nurse’s Guide to Functional Fitness

Physical activity serves as a crucial component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends adults get 150 minutes of aerobic activity each week. Fulfilling this standard is perhaps even more […]

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An ER nurse’s description of a heart attack

I said aloud to myself and the cat, “Dear God, I think I’m having a heart attack!”

12 Tips For Nurses Working The Overnighter

12 Tips For Nurses Working The Overnighter

Working an overnight shift can take some getting used to and isn’t always an easy transition for an internal clock that is used to being awake during the day and sleeping at night. Many of our home care nurses work with children that […]

5 Top Beauty Products For Nurses

5 Top Beauty Products For Nurses

Nursing is equal parts difficult and rewarding—although, as you know, sometimes the difficulties seem to outweigh the rewards. One of the hardest parts about being a nurse is what it does to your body. We work long shifts, stay up […]