“Make a right turn at the cow, follow the dirt road until you see three trees, and make a sharp left into our driveway,” says the family member of your next scheduled patient. Oh, and its foggy out. Like near zero visibility foggy and you have to remove staples from hip surgery and your patient’s family thinks it’s infected, so you can’t reschedule. Yes, these are the … [Read more...]
The Life of a CNA…in Vivid Color!
It is true that being a CNA is one of the most rewarding healthcare jobs you can ever have; but ask any CNA and they’ll be quick to say that the #CNAlife is far from being a bed of roses - unless you’re talking about an overgrown rose bush complete with gigantic thorns! If you’re a CNA and reading this, then you probably already know just how much of a rollercoaster ride … [Read more...]
QUIZ: How Well Do You Understand Nurse Lingo?
Do you understand NurseSpeak? See if you’ve got "Nurse Street Cred" with this 10 question quiz! … [Read more...]
A Nurse’s Guide to Life on the Nightshift – The Good, the Bad, And How to Make the Best of It
Ah, the night shift. Whether you usually refer to it by graveyard shift, sundowner’s shift, the-witching-hours, plain night shift, or whatever else you call it, there’s often a lot of misconceptions surrounding this dreaded nursing shift. Yes, some nurses actually love being on the night shift while some try to avoid it at all costs. In this post, we’ll share with you some tips … [Read more...]