When you’re in charge of dozens of nurses and you’re responsible for just about everything that happens on the hospital floor, you need to stay on your toes if you want to be an effective nurse manager.
When you’re a nurse, you always have something to do or somewhere to be. With so many patients to care for, you never know when you might need to reach for some medical supplies or a little something to get you through the day. You might not have time to run back to your locker or the break room when the going gets tough, so make sure your bag is stocked with these nursing essentials.
If you’re a seasoned nurse, you’ve probably dealt with your fair share of recent nursing school grads and new hires looking to find their way in the world of healthcare. If you’re tasked with helping a young nurse, you have to find a way to challenge them while still giving them the support they need to succeed. Learn more about mentoring a recent nursing school grad.
If you’ve been assigned to care for a terminally-ill patient, you may have to contend with some difficult situations. Instead of doing everything you can to treat a patient, palliative care typically means relieving the patient’s symptoms and helping them feel as comfortable as possible towards the end of their life.
With over 500,000 nurses using our platforms, we know the importance of building a community. To us, community means sharing experiences, offering support, and making connections. We created these monthly Spotlights for that reason – to showcase you, share your stories, and ensure your voice is heard.
Changes in geography and economic development, religious differences, and changes to the overall healthcare system can affect the way a nurse does their job. From education and accreditation to the environment in which care is administered, the nursing industry varies widely across the globe. Learn more about global similarities and differences in nursing.
Staff scheduling in healthcare has continued to be stuck in the dark ages. The decision to switch from pen, paper, and Excel to online doesn’t have to feel like a big leap. Here are a few simple considerations for you to factor in as you look to move from scheduling on trees to scheduling on pixels.
While interprofessional care collaboration and peer review have long been the backbone of the healthcare industry, some care providers can fall out of step with their colleagues as they get set in their ways. But doctors and nurses should remember to reach out to those around them for advice and support to make sure they’re using the best treatment methods available.