5 Ways Of Dealing With An Angry Patient.

No nurse or caregiver expects to be confronted by an angry patient, but it 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 […]

Tips on Finding the Best Nursing Recruitment Agency.


  Many nurses look for jobs through nursing recruitment agencies. There are several of them online and it can be quite difficult to know which one is the best for you. There are some things that you need to focus on to avoid applying to an agency that will not meet your needs.   Years in Business It’s necessary to know how long the agency you’re applying to has been doing business. I know of one agency that had the most attractive website with lots of bells and whistles on it. This agency asked for a fee upfront with no […]

Don’t Feel Guilty About Making That Comfort Care Decision.


  Making the decision to change the code status of your loved one from full code to comfort care can be really hard. This is because there is always that lingering feeling of, ‘what if they turn around for the better?’ There is always that hope you have, that things may change. When your loved one is a full code, this means that the doctors will take whatever measures they can to keep them alive.   You may have several discussions with the doctors, but when the doctors and nurses feel that they have done all that they can to […]

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Travel Nurse?


  A love for travel is one thing you must have to make it as a travel nurse. It seems obvious, but if you do not like flying, than travel nursing is not for you. Travel nursing comes with different types of assignments. Some are short, probably less than a week, while others last as long as three to four months. When I worked as a travel nurse, we did short assignments of four days each week as well as one day travel assignments. The four-day assignments were in East Africa where we carried out short surgeries for patients in […]

A Healthy Salad For Busy Caregivers.


Cilantro Salad is a healthy salad that only takes a few minutes to make. On those days when you have limited time and want something fast and healthy, making cilantro salad would serve that purpose. Cilantro is a herb, also known as Coriandrum Sativum.   Coriander is the seed of the cilantro plant. According to the National Nutrition Database, cilantro is rich in thiamine, zinc, vitamins A, C, E and K. The herb is also a good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. INGREDIENTS: A bunch of cilantro 3 medium Tomatoes 1 onion ½ lemon 1 tablespoon […]