More than 44 million people in the U.S. act as unpaid caregivers for loved ones or friends, reports the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). Although caring for another person without the obligation to pay might seem beneficial and heart-warming, it increases personal health risks. In other words, it increases the risk for caregiver stress syndrome, which may afflict professional health professionals, such as nurses, as well. To help your nursing staff, you need to understand what caregiver stress syndrome is, how to recognize and what steps can be taken to prevent it.
A career in nursing can be exciting, fulfilling and heart-warming, but there will be times when you feel like you dropped the ball or simply failed to meet your patients’ expectations. There will be times when you cannot do what a patient requests, so you need to know how you can strengthen patient-nurse relationships.
Every nurse starts his or her career with the same goal of being the ideal caregiver, giving medications on time, preventing falls indefinitely and providing superior quality of care. While this is ideal, it is not realistic. You will have strenuous days, work extra hours, simply forget to pull that last dosage of medication and make a mistake as a nurse. Hopefully, it will not cause permanent injury to your patients, but keeping your dream nursing job depends on taking the correct actions when it happens to you.
Social media is one of the largest means of education on the planet. In your career, social media can help you stay on top of current health news, learn how to care for people more efficiently and teach you the role of humor in managing a field laden with stress. Start following these 20 Instagram accounts today, and you will be better prepared for tomorrow’s workday.
Finding the best way to give back to the community as a nurse around the holidays can be challenging. Fortunately, you do not have to be a celebrity to help people stay healthy, warm and happy. Instead, you can use these tips to show your community what it means to be a nurse during this time without breaking the bank.
You aced the interview and have been hired for your dream nursing job. After orientation, you are ready to report to your unit for the first day of work. However, knowing a few extra things that you did not learn in school or orientation can help make your first day a success. Start with these extras, but do not be afraid to add to them.
Landing your dream nursing job is a complex process, and you will need to prepare to answer questions during your interview. However, you must also think about the questions you will ask regarding the facility and position you are applying for. Using the notepad that you will bring to the interview, prepare a list of questions to ask. In fact, you can kick start your list with these top questions.
After you have gathered your documentation, dressed in business attire and readied your attitude, you may feel completely ready to take on your nursing interview. However, you can go a step further in your preparation by thinking about your answers to these questions to expect from your interviewer.
You’re finally finished with nursing school and ready for your nursing interviews, now what? Completing your education in nursing is the first step toward a successful career in health care. But, you still need to convince potential employers to hire you. Even though you may have the skills necessary to provide superior quality of care, you need to showcase professionalism and attentiveness during your nursing interview, including wearing the proper attire and bringing appropriate documentation with you. Rather than guessing on what you need to do, follow these key steps.
Can a nurse practitioner (NP) perform surgeries? What about deliver babies? A NP can have several different responsibilities depending on where he or she practices, speciality, and other work environments. The role of an NP has evolved over the years since the creation of the career in 1965 and continues to grow as an industry. People typically enjoy their experience with a NP, so the career remains high in demand. Because a career as a NP is fresh and constantly shifting, there seems to be a lingering grey area of confusion on what exactly a NP can and cannot do within the scope of practice. We’re here to help!