5 Ways Of Dealing With An Angry Patient.

No nurse or caregiver expects to be confronted by an angry patient, but itĀ happens more often than not. It is usually most unexpected and catches you by surprise. It is quite natural to react immediately either by getting irritated and angry or by walking away.   1. Remain Calm The best thing to do is to remain calm. It may not be easy to do, but just remember that being calm is like pouring water on fire. Avoid raising your voice when talking to the patient.   2. Exit Routes Check out your exit routes in case they become violent […]

Constructive Criticism: Do you have the best delivery?

Giving Criticism

As we interact on a day-to-day basis with our colleagues, we may notice that one of us is doing something wrong or which does not benefit the team, making work more difficult than it should be. For example, you may work with a fellow nurse who refuses to help when there is an admission or who disappears whenever there is an emergency or code situation with a patient. This kind of behavior needs to be addressed or it will continue. It is usually easier to report the behavior to your supervisor with the hope of letting them deal with it, […]

Passing the Test for English as a Foreign Language.

International Nurse

    As an international nurse, one of the tests that the board of nursing will expect you to take before you get licensed to work in the United States is the Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This test measures your use and understanding of the English language at a college level. The test was developed to address the problem of ensuring English language proficiency for people who do not speak English on a daily basis or as a native language. Your aim is to get the highest score that you can. The board of nursing will […]