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Sleep Better Tonight with These Science-Backed Strategies

Falling asleep can be difficult, especially after a particularly grueling shift. In many cases all the sleep hygiene of a cool, dark, quiet room isn’t going to be the...
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Patient-to-Nurse Staffing Ratios Squash Sepsis

Regulations and care bundles work to reduce sepsis-related deaths but could be improved upon. Here's how implementing patient-to-nurse staffing ratios can.

How Effective Is Your Face Mask?

N-95 face masks are the gold standard, but what protections do surgical and procedure masks offer against particles that could carry virus? University of North Carolina School...

How a Food Rut Can Be an Easy-Eating Strategy in Busy Times

When life is crazed, thinking about what to eat is the last thing you probably want to do. Knowing that you're going to eat a bagged salad...
What professionalism in healthcare looks like

When Professionalism Doesn’t Look the Same to Everyone

What does professionalism mean to you? What does it look like? No matter your vision it probably focuses in the manner that one carries themselves, speaks to others, presents...
Green Mediterranean Diet

A Greener Mediterranean Diet May Yield More Heart Health Benefits

Have you heard of the green Mediterranean diet, aka green Med diet? It turns out that this version that serves up more plants and very little red meat or...
Cultivate a growth mindset of interest

Be More Innovative: The Mind Trick that Helps Spark Ideas

The world of nursing is changing and the ways to solve the problems that the pandemic has revealed in public health, nursing, and patient care will be to create...
Laugh to Build Resilience

3 Ways to Build Resilience

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed your life and has most likely challenged your resilience. Build back your resilient zone with these tips.
Electronic Health Records Safety

Photos May Prevent Wrong-Patient Order Errors

Something to consider when facemasks aren’t a thing: Including pictures with electronic health records (EHR) could decrease the rate of wrong-patient order entries.
A proactive team

The More Proactive You Are, the More Successful a HCP You Might Be

Proactive people tend to create positive outcomes. And compared to reactive people, they tend to perform at higher levels. Now, a study out of the University of...
Nursing during Covid-19 pandemic

How Covid-19 Changed Nurse Life

Nurse life changed because of the pandemic: the hours, the job, the career. A new survey sheds light on what it’s like to be a nurse in...
Compassionate nursing while wearing PPE

Don’t Let Covid-19 Get in the Way of Compassionate Nursing

Compassion and nursing are bedfellows, but the Covid-19 pandemic has strained this symbiotic relationship. What once was conveyed by touch and nonverbal communication, no longer can be...
Nurse doctor with migraine headache

Why Headaches in Healthcare Professionals Are Common

Sometimes they’re pounding. Sometimes they’re stabbing. Sometimes they’re a dull ache, and sometimes they’re debilitating. They are headaches, and according to research, half of healthcare professionals experience them.
Male nurse looking out a window

What We Should Know About Male Nurse Burnout

Burnout syndrome affects a wide range of nurses...even when there isn’t a pandemic in process. It is a concern of administrators and healthcare leaders alike. Numerous researchers...
Mindfulness can happen in small moments—like enjoying the aroma of coffee

Mindful Self-Care + Meaning Made = Higher Professional Quality of Life

Recent research evaluating the factors that contribute to professional quality of life of palliative care workers (PCW) found that engaging in mindful self-care activities had a direct and positive effect. 

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