Shift Work Offers Harmony and Havoc … at the Same Time
May13

Shift Work Offers Harmony and Havoc … at the Same Time

Like police, fire and some factory work, the medical field is driven by 24/7 care. That means someone’s got to work nights. Often it’s the rookie, or the person who is coordinating a work schedule with a spouse so that someone is always home with the kids. Whether you asked for a night shift or not, your body may ultimately decide whether it is something you can do easily, or if it will be a battle. Fact: our bodies have a certain...

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Nurse Tips: How to Stop Achy Feet
Apr23

Nurse Tips: How to Stop Achy Feet

The life of a nurse is not one of sitting and entering data into a computer. It can be a physically, mentally and emotionally draining job, but also one that offers unparalleled fulfillment. Still, it is easier to revel in that fulfillment without achy feet. Typical nurses walk miles during a shift and also experience pressure on their lower backs from standing, bending and lifting. The least you can do to help yourself is to wear...

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Go Natural: Relieve Headaches without Meds
Mar02

Go Natural: Relieve Headaches without Meds

You went into nursing — or are entering the field — because you care about the healing process. And while you can get an energy rush from helping a critical patient or by offering comfort to one who is lonely or scared, you also run the risk of over-stressing. This can be quite common in the healthcare profession, particularly in nursing. The demands for immediate action, innumerable priorities and being on your feet much of the day...

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