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!
Are ACLS-certified persons, without a prescribing license, allowed to push medications in cardiac arrest emergencies?
Medical intervention isn’t as simple as it may seem, especially with legalities that have to be considered. A recent Reddit thread has prompted us to think more into the legal side of when and where certain health care professionals can practice their scope of knowledge. “Is there a doctor on board?” A classic fear associated with air travel: medical emergencies. Although they aren’t as common as many assume, medical emergencies occur on about 50 U.S. flights everyday. Most of these are minor, but some can be life-threatening, such as heart attacks or respiratory issues.
The industry of wearable technology, which includes smartwatches, fitness gadgets, stents, infotainment devices and medical devices, is growing fast. The market for medical wearable technology is expected to grow a whopping 411 million units by the year 2020. About 1 in 5 Americans currently own some type of wearable device, mostly smartwatches or fitness bands, and believe that wearable technology can increase life expectancy by up to 10 years.