How Nurses Slip into Substance Abuse

I once worked with a nurse who nobody would have guessed suffered from substance abuse. He was the most pleasant and kindest nurse on the unit. Being an operating-room nurse, his role was to give the patients premedication prior to surgery. The main premedication that was given was Pethidine. Pethidine... Click here to continue.

5 Steps Nurses can take to handle Negative Attitudes at Work

    There are days when you go to work and are in such a good mood, only to find that one or two of your coworkers are in a horrible mood. They will be complaining or whining about something that the employer has not done, and how everyone is... Click here to continue.

5 Tips to Help you Master the Art of Storytelling in Nursing

        Several years ago, I worked with a surgeon who used to explain the disease process to his patients by telling them that their livers looked like cheese, or their hearts worked like a second-hand car. The patients were so frightened that many of them probably died... Click here to continue.

Why Smile?

          I once worked in a hospital where we were always reminded during the weekly staff meetings not to forget to smile. It felt like smiling was part of the uniform. If you didn’t smile enough, then it was equated to being improperly dressed. Particularly when... Click here to continue.

5 Ways of Dealing with a Hyper-Competitive Coworker.

competition      Do you have a coworker who is constantly trying to outdo everyone else? Some employers encourage competition in the work place because they believe that it causes greater productivity and motivates the employees to meet deadlines. As much as these reasons may be good for any company,... Click here to continue.

May Challenge – Give A Nurse A Gift!

National Nurses Week            May is the month that nurses are remembered and honored. “National Nurses Week” is celebrated annually from May 6th to 12th . Nurses are professionals that are dedicated to caring for others.       At this time of the year, you have an... Click here to continue.