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Meal Prep Ideas for Nurses

by Howard Gerber on June 25, 2019

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Nurses are often so dedicated to their jobs they work right through lunch breaks and night shift snack breaks. (1) Breaks are a necessary part of protecting against burnout, and equally important, making sure a nurse gets adequate nutrition while on the job. Busy nurses need easy lunch and snack ideas to make break taking as easy as possible. Here are some easy tips to make meal breaks a no brainer:

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Preventing Compassion Fatigue as a Travel Nurse

by Howard Gerber on March 2, 2017

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Nurses and other healthcare workers are often compassionate people. To care for patients who are sick or injured takes a certain type of personality and a desire to help people. But even nurses who have the best intentions can find themselves developing compassion fatigue. [continue reading…]

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April is National Occupational Therapy Month

by Howard Gerber on April 2, 2012

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Sometimes we don’t give a second thought about our ability to complete simple tasks: walking to the mailbox, reading a magazine, organizing our calendars and important files, enjoying social interactions with friends and loved ones, etc. Next thing you know, suddenly things change and the abilities we once took for granted may not be counted on anymore. [continue reading…]

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Best Nurse Clip Art and Medical Images

by Howard Gerber on April 26, 2011

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As a nurse, you are usually tending to patients, assisting physicians, and answering questions from family members. However, you also have responsibilities that have nothing to do with your patients. You may be attending continuing education classes, responsible for the monthly calendar, make a weekly newsletter for your unit, or be required to complete any number of tasks that require creative thinking and publication. One way to add focal interest to your creative endeavors is with clip art. Finding nursing and medical clip art is just one more way you probably don’t want to spend your time or energy. To make your life easier we have compiled a list of some of the best free nursing and medical clip art sources available online. [continue reading…]

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Stress Relief for Overstressed Healthcare Workers

by Angela Stevens on April 16, 2009

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You take care of patients all day, but who is taking care of you? Hospitals across the country are grossly understaffed due to lack of adequate funding, leading to sometimes unmanageable nurse-to-patient and doctor-to-patient ratios. Mandatory overtime places additional stress on healthcare workers who are already being pushed to their limits during the course of the normal work week. I don’t know about you, but this sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. [continue reading…]

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