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My battle against the nurse’s cap

Florence Nightingale was among the first nurses who started wearing a nurse’s cap. The cap was derived by nuns and represented those caring for the sick. Hair was neatly tightened into a bun and covered by the cap. Back then becoming a nurse was typically seen as a female profession, but men were allowed to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, Florence Nightingale, PA NP, Critical Care, Public Health & Policy, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


7 Tips For Successfully Breastfeeding While On The Ketogenic Diet

For most moms, one of the key things that are of importance after having a baby is losing the weight. This is why breastfeeding while on a ketogenic diet is not very uncommon. The keto diet has already been established to be wonderful as a means of losing weight and getting back to your healthy self. But how can you be on this diet and still breastfeed? The following are a couple of tips that can help you do this successfully. 1. Be on the keto diet before and after pregnancy O...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Parenting, Diet, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Nursing, Losing Weight, Health & Fitness, Keto, Maternity Clothes, Milk Supply, Ketogenic Diet, Ketogenics, Keto Diet


4 Reasons Why a Career in Nursing Is an Excellent Choice

If you’re interested in the medical field but don’t want to take part in the long and complicated process of medical school and residencies, perhaps working as a nurse is a fantastic fit for you.
Tags: Jobs, Nursing, Find your Dream Job


The discrimination against nurse practitioners must stop

I have been a neonatologist for 30-plus years. Throughout my career, nurses and neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) have guided me, assisted me and comforted me through difficult patient care issues that arose. Even more importantly, they allowed me to leave the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) without worrying about how my patients were being taken […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Nursing, NICU, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


What School Nurses Want Parents to Know

After ten years of working in big city emergency departments and ICUs, I traded night shifts and fast-paced intensity for a new challenge: school nursing. Because my children were in elementary school and night shifts no longer worked for our family, I figured handing out Band-Aids and ice packs would be a welcome…Read more...
Tags: Health, School, Nursing, Lifehacks, School Nurse


Stop shoving metrics down nurses’ throats

One time, I applied for an emergency department (ED) nurse manager position. I thought I had the job locked up until I was asked during the interview how I would “enforce metrics.” “Enforce.” My holistic, qualitative research-based response to this authoritarian-style question was: “I’ll find more organic ways to achieve your metrics without shoving numbers […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Go quiet into the night

I know what you’re thinking: She’s cold-hearted, cruel, and unkind. But am I? Or are you? Grandma Lilly is 87-years-old and in the ICU. She’s on a ventilator with her wrists restrained to the side of the bed. Grandma can barely see because her eyes are puffy: scleral edema. And her heart races: 140 beats […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Nursing, Lilly, Conditions, PA NP, Critical Care, CRNA


3 unexpected skills to reduce medical error

This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. To err is human, and in the health care arena, avoiding errors is crucial. Efforts to address communication-related or “soft skill” failures have been ongoing since about 20 years ago when the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published reports titled To Err Is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm. When we […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, Practice Management, Institute of Medicine IOM, PA NP, CRNA


Pennsylvania nurses inspired by teachers’ strikes to ‘fight the same fight’

After about 370 nurses protested drastic changes from hospital management, union officials expect more across the US in 2019Deep in the heart of Trump country, Indiana, Pennsylvania, the hometown of Jimmy Stewart served as the inspiration for Bedford Falls in the hit holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life. However, this year nurses say that one of the town’s largest employers, the Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC), is turning Stewart’s hometown into a Pottersville, the dystopian alternative ...
Tags: Health, Activism, Protest, US, Society, US news, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Nursing, US unions, Trump, Stewart, Jimmy Stewart, Bedford Falls, Pottersville, MeToo Movement


Atom Compression Wear Review #ChristmasWishes

You probably have noticed your feet, legs, and maybe thighs, hurting during long trips or enduring work hours. Did you know something as simple as compression socks can help? Graduated compression can provide 30-40% boost to circulation of blood flow back to the heart. I have never had compression socks like Atom. Their graduated compression socks and sleeves are made from Lanati milk fiber, an innovative fiber mix which brings natural properties and benefits. They Lanati milk fiber is good ...
Tags: Reviews, Parenting, Nursing, Compression, Lanati, Atom Compression Wear


Nurses aren’t commodities

Corporate health care mentality set up nurses up to be inhuman while holding us to superhuman expectations. We’re told to be caring — but not allowed to do it. It’s time to demand that we stop being abandoned and dismissed by dysfunctional leadership. Early in my nursing career, I was assigned to the pediatric area […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA


Should there be mandatory state enforced nurse-to-patient ratios?

On November 6th voters in Massachusetts are facing a very important health care-related question. In addition to voting for political parties in the midterms, they also face three ballot questions. The first of these is whether there should be mandatory state enforced nurse-to-patient ratios. For a general medical or surgical floor, this will be no more […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Massachusetts, Policy, Nursing, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


The nursing shortage: then and now

I remember when I started nursing school about a decade ago, that there was a near militant attitude describing the nursing shortage. School administrators, politicians, and journalists hopped on this easy bandwagon and talking point. Research and polls of dubious quality rode the tidal wave of popular opinion. Unsurprisingly, their genesis in an echo chamber yielded predictably confirmatory responses. As graduation time was fast approaching, the class began to job hunt … and there was nothing. ...
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, Public Health & Policy


NHS suffering worst ever staff and cash crisis, figures show

Number of vacancies at record high in England as underlying deficit of £4.3bn revealedThe NHS’s staffing and financial problems are the worst they have ever been, official health service figures show.The number of vacancies across the NHS in England has hit a record high while NHS bosses have disclosed for the first time the service’s underlying deficit built up over recent years – £4.3bn. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, England, Society, UK News, NHS, Nursing, Health policy


What Are Nurses Looking For In The Job Market?

AMN Healthcare, a provider of workforce products and staffing services for healthcare facilities, released its 2017 survey of 3,347 registered nurses. In this Survey of Millennial Nurses: a Dynamic Influence on the Profession, researchers studied generational differences among the RNs, revealing how many more millennial nurses (19-36 years old) craved advancement as compared with their […]
Tags: Featured, Leadership, News, Recruiting, Healthcare, Nursing, Survey, RN, Staffing, Branding, Baby Boomer, Gen X, AMN, Blog Posts, AMN Healthcare, Noel Cocca


Tietje Ives-Scheenstra obituary

My mum, Tietje Ives-Scheenstra, who has died aged 99, lived an eventful life. Born into a tiny farming community near Wolvega in the Netherlands, as the youngest daughter of Grietje and Meint Scheenstra, Tietje chose a career outside the farm. At 18 she began nursing training in the city of Leeuwarden, and she continued to nurse in the northern provinces throughout the second world war.From 1940 the Netherlands was under Nazi occupation. Tietje recalled seeing Dutch Jews assembling in the town s...
Tags: Europe, UK News, World news, Second world war, Netherlands, Nursing, Nazi, Leeuwarden, Tietje Ives Scheenstra, Wolvega, Grietje, Meint Scheenstra Tietje, Tietje


Fears for NHS as apprenticeships fail to plug gaps left by Brexit brain drain

The promise was 1,000 trainee nurses a year, but data shows a serious shortfall for registered and nursing associate programmesThe total number of people starting NHS apprenticeships has fallen by more than a third in the past three years, raising new concerns about shortages of key staff such as nurses after Brexit.Figures released by the Department for Education show a 36% drop in the number of people taking up NHS apprenticeships between 2015/16 and 2017/18, with take-up of such positions fal...
Tags: Health, UK News, NHS, Nursing, Jeremy Hunt, Apprenticeships, Brexit, Department for Education


The secret life of a nurse

This is based on a true story. The name and some details of the events have been changed.  She was the smarter nurse who floated to ICU, to CVRU, to CCU. She could handle any crisis: balloon pumps, CRRT, open-heart patients, respiratory distress, code blues — anything. Sandy was quiet. She didn’t really have any nurse friends. She was a loner. But we could depend on her to take the most difficult assignments. She was our brightest star. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: ...
Tags: Health, Nursing, Sandy, Conditions, Hospital-Based Medicine


Brexit is bad for Britain’s health, doctors say

Doctors’ union endorses public vote on deal now more is known about impact on NHSDoctors have said leaving the EU is “bad for Britain’s health” as they endorsed a public vote on the final Brexit deal.A motion opposing Brexit, supporting membership of the European single market and calling for the public to have a final say on the terms of the deal was passed at the British Medical Association (BMA) annual meeting in Brighton on Wednesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, NHS, Trade unions, Brighton, Doctors, Nursing, Brexit, British Medical Association BMA


Here’s why I left nursing

Leaving the nursing profession is bittersweet. My heart left nursing a while ago when I came to the realization that nursing left me first. It never was a two-way relationship. The profession left me without acknowledgment of work-related stress, specifically post-traumatic stress (PTS). First responders and emergency workers often hear the phrase, “It’s just part of the job.” So we all just deal with it — or not. I’ve heard this phrase countless times throughout my 17-year emergency career, and...
Tags: Health, Nursing, Emergency Medicine, Conditions, Hospital-Based Medicine


Nurses made this doctor who she is today

The nurse grabs me. “You have to check my patient now! She is screaming and bearing down.” Without letting go of my hand, she leads me into the labor room. I don’t even consider saying no, I know not to question this nurse. She has been a labor and delivery nurse nearly as long as I have been alive — she knows much more than I about everything. The room is dark, but within seconds the nurse flicks a switch. I have to blink a few times to see in the now blazing light. Sure enough, the patient is ...
Tags: Health, Nursing, Physician, OB/GYN, Hospital-Based Medicine


Brexit blamed as record number of EU nurses give up on Britain

UK said farewell to 4,000 nurses and midwives from European Economic Area in past year, with only 800 arrivingRecord numbers of nurses and midwives from EU27 countries quit Britain last year, fuelling fears that a Brexit brain drain will deepen the NHS’s already chronic staffing crisis.A total of 3,962 such staff from the European Economic Area (EEA) left the Nursing and Midwifery Council register between 2017 and 2018. The register tracks who is eligible to work in those areas of healthcare in ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Hospitals, Britain, NHS, Nursing, Midwifery, Brexit, Jonathan Ashworth


Climbing With Care: Advice For Nurses Who Want To Climb The Career Ladder

ince the days of Florence Nightingale, nurses have been one of the most valuable resources in perpetuating good health while ensuring that when we are afflicted by injury or illness we are treated with the care, patience, compassion, and expertise that we need and deserve.
Tags: Jobs, Nursing, Florence Nightingale, Find your Dream Job


Independent practice: Nurse practitioners respond

Shortly after the publication of “Independent practice: Both nurse practitioners and physicians should be outraged,” the nurse practitioner (NP) leadership responded with a press release, denouncing the concerns that were cited, calling them “rhetoric.” But in contrast to this criticism from the political end of the NP spectrum, I was inundated by emails from working NPs across the country in support of the article. Since the NP leadership requested a response, I can’t think of a better one tha...
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, NP, Primary Care


Sandra Mahlberg: 'We don't realise how spoilt we are in Australia'

What does it take to offer help with little expectation of reward? Our series The altruists focuses on those who do just that, such as this retired nurse who helps underprivileged childrenIt had been an epic journey.Sandra Mahlberg had flown from Canberra to Melbourne, then from Darwin to Dili, in Timor-Leste, and now she was being ushered to a motorbike. It was an unusual excursion for someone drawing close to their retirement but Mahlberg was determined to find Lelia de Jesus Andrade. Continue...
Tags: Children, Australia, Life and style, Society, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Nursing, Melbourne, Canberra, Timor Leste, Darwin, Dili, Australian Capital Territory, Sandra Mahlberg, Mahlberg, Lelia de Jesus Andrade


5 Things You Should Know Before Becoming a Nurse

Being a nurse is a calling. It takes intellect, a fierce work ethic and great desire to help others to become a good nurse. Despite the fulfillment that comes with being a nurse and helping others, the job isn’t easy. According to the annual Gallup poll, nursing has been ranked as the most trusted profession for 15 years, consecutively. Although nursing has evolved over the years, it’s still surrounded by many myths and stereotypes, including what’s known historically about Florence Nighting...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Nurse, Nursing, Gallup, Health & Fitness, Florence Nightingale, Nurse Practitioner, Nurses Work


Shaping the legacy of Dame Cicely Saunders [excerpt]

Dame Cicely Saunders (1918-2005) was a physician and the founder of the modern hospice movement. Her initial early work in hospitals and hospices established her determination to start her own home for the dying, and in 1959 she founded St. Christopher’s hospice. The edited extract below, taken from the upcoming biography Cicely Saunders: A Life and Legacy, details Cicely’s first two years at the Society for Homes Students (St. Anne’s College) at Oxford University and the effect the start of Wor...
Tags: Books, England, London, Featured, Germany, University, Munich, Britain, House, Oxford, Nursing, World War Ii, Biography, Red Cross, Wwii, Oxford University


‘He made my day better’: everyday heroes emerge from snow chaos

From handing out cakes on the A1 to housing the homeless, kind acts took the chill off the weatherThis week’s snow has closed roads, cancelled flights and delayed medical operations. The wintry weather that arrived with the “beast from the east” and Storm Emma has also forced hundreds of schools to close and trains to be cancelled, and led the authorities to plead with people to stay at home unless absolutely necessary.But not everyone had that luxury. Despite the difficult conditions, some peop...
Tags: Weather, Snow, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Homelessness, NHS, Nursing, Emma


What Should You Really Expect From A Nursing Career?

Nursing is one of the “classic” careers-- the careers that everyone understands, and many people consider entering at some point in their life.
Tags: Jobs, Nursing, Career Opportunities, Medical Careers


Job Markets That Are in Need People and Willing To Pay

To lead a good life, one requires a secure job. There are many job opportunities in the market today. An individual should choose a job that suits his/her preferences. This is not however always possible. Securing a good job can be hectic at times. This is common when there are lower opportunities in the market than the applicants. An individual encountered with such a scenario should not give up. Instead, he/she should look out for jobs that have general requirements. Some jobs are project...
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