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Get More Zzzzs: Why Less than 7 Hours of Sleep Can Hurt Your Nursing Career

Written by Kristal Roberts

You may be working in the healthcare profession, but that doesn’t mean you always take care of your health. But believe us, we aren’t judging, with long work hours and a laundry list of things to do, it’s easy to put your needs last on the list, especially sleep.

According to a 2011 Medscape publication, the average American nurse gets by on 6.8 hours of sleep, but there plenty of nurses who are working 12 hour shifts with even fewer hours of rest.


A Nurse's Checklist For Donning and Doffing Procedures

Written by Julia Tortorice
Donning and Doffing

In a continued effort to keep nurses safe when treating patients with Ebola, the Center for Disease Control recently updated their personal protective equipment procedures.

The CDC’s update covers the topic in great detail, including recommended administrative and environmental controls for healthcare facilities, training, and proper storage of equipment, but we’re going to focus specifically on the practice of Donning and Doffing.


Nurses: Feeling Unprepared To Handle Ebola? Education is Key

Written by Julia Tortorice
Ebola - Courtesy CDC

Photo Courtesy CDC

How Ebola Impacted West African Healthcare Providers

When the 2014 outbreak of Ebola began to wreak havoc in West Africa back in February, multiple reports stated that health care givers attempting to treat patients became infected with the disease themselves.

Several of them died.


The Top 10 Mistakes Made By New Nurses

Written by Julia Tortorice
Nurse Mistakes

Photo by: Walt Stoneburner (Flickr)
Textbook knowledge is extremely valuable, but now you're going to learn from experience.

You've just graduated from nursing school. You've earned well-deserved congratulations, so congratulations, graduate! Nursing school taught you many, many things. At times, you most likely felt as if your brain simply would not store everything you were learning in nursing school. Nonetheless, you persisted, and you are now a nurse. It's time to enter into the rotation and do your job.


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