On any given day, there are a number of things that can go wrong to derail your shift and fray your nerves. But frayed nerves can lead to anxiety, and anxiety can lead to mistakes. So it’s important for each nurse to have an action plan for how to recognize, manage and avoid anxiety on the job.
We turned to the nurses on the Scrubs Mag Facebook page for some of their best tactics for eliminating anxiety, and here’s what they had to say:
“Mediation and guided visualization.” —Emily K.
“Diazepam. The old’uns are the best’uns.” —Chris H.
“Take it all in, then unleash when I’m with someone in a car. That way there is no way to escape unless they want to walk.” —Jeannie R.