Self-care Resource Center

Night Shift Nursing: Self-Care is Key

One in five Americans works nontraditional hours, including the many nurses working the night shift in hospitals and other healthcare facilities around the country.1 Working the night shift can lead to “shiftwork disorder syndrome,” which can alter one’s ability to function well in life…

Reducing Alarm Fatigue for Nurses

For the fifth time since its inaugural publication in 2007, the ECRI Institute’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazardslist has identified alarm hazards as the No. 1 threat to watch out for in 2013. Although monitor alarms are designed to help keep patients safe, the biggest…

Moral Distress Takes Toll on Nurses

Moral distress is a serious problem among nurses that must be addressed for their sake as well as the sake of their patients. According to the AACN, moral distress occurs when “you know the ethically appropriate action to take, but are unable to act…

A ‘Critical’ Nursing Problem

A ‘Critical’ Nursing Problem Finding a solution for stress and nurse burnout in the ICU. By Beth Puliti For many critical care nurses, stress and burnout come with the territory. Research has even proved that stress has far-reaching effects for nurses not only in…

When Co-Workers Go Bad

When you accepted the job, everyone seemed nice. But now that you’ve worked with them, day in and out, your co-workers are driving you crazy. It could be a chatterbox, a lazy slob, a neat freak, a bully, or a person who ignores you.…

PTSD in Nurses

Nurses with symptoms of PTSD need to be encouraged and offered help. As a nursing manager, have you ever had employees who were dedicated and productive members of your healthcare team but suddenly experienced a personality change, exhibiting irritability, tearfulness and detachment from their…

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