5 Reasons Why You Should Take a Vacation.

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Fewer people appear to be taking vacation time these days. Some of the reasons could be that they feel that they cannot afford it, while others are so insecure in their jobs that they think that if they take a few days off, they may come back and find a replacement. Whatever the reason you may have for not taking a vacation, I would like to encourage you to take some time off. In this article we will look at some of the benefits of taking a vacation.   Break from your work. You need that time away from your […]

How to Build Positive Relationships with Your Patients.

    As caregivers and nurses, your work involves working with patients every single day. If you don’t have a positive relationship with your patients, it can be very stressful. It is never fun spending your time around people who you have a poor relationship with. In this article, I want  to share a few tips on how to build positive relationships with your patients.   Communication How you communicate with your patient is the key to having a positive relationship. It’s important to always introduce yourself. Sometimes we get so busy dealing with so many patients that we forget […]

How To Get The Most Benefit From Your Preceptor.

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  The new trend nowadays is that new employees do not have the luxury of spending too much time in orientation. The orientation period is getting shorter and shorter and you are expected to be working on your own after a few weeks. With some companies, orientation may only be a few days unless you are a new graduate. The days you spend with your preceptor should be spent wisely with the goal of learning as much as possible. There are 6 ways that I want us to focus on, on how to get the most benefit from your preceptor. […]

Specialized Nursing: An interview with a PICC nurse.

      Several people ask me what exactly is a PICC nurse?  and what do they do? They have also wondered if PICC nurses have enough work to do on a full-time basis or for 40 hours a week. Last month I decided to interview James Romley a PICC nurse working for a private company.    What is a PICC Nurse? A PICC nurse is a specially certified registered nurse who can place a “peripherally inserted central catheter” (PICC) which functions as an intravenous line.   How did you get trained and for how long? I was trained by […]