Nurse Burnout and impact of Affordable Care Act

Nursing career is a rewarding career which engaged an extensive range of healthcare activities and rehabilitation. It is not an easy job, nurses face work related stress and frustration every day as they care for patients. Also fatigue and loss of interest caused due to long shift hours in the healthcare environment. Nurse Burnout is mainly depression and anxiety disorders that can have a major effect on the functioning of the body as well as in performance of job because it raises the level of adrenaline and corticosterone in human body. There are various types of work related stress such as: Compassion fatigue also known as secondary post traumatic stress disorder is a feeling of being alone and hopelessness. Vicarious Trauma gives feeling of helplessness, mood swings and feeling stunned. Burnout is loss of interest and frustration, which cause absenteeism in workplace and sometimes occupational injuries also. Burnout is a process that occurs slowly and has various symptoms. There can be three types of symptoms such as emotional, behavioral and physical symptoms. Emotional symptoms mainly include: Feeling less motivated Feeling alone and defeated Diminishing sense of achievement Physical symptoms mainly include: Feeling sleepy in day time Feeling sick and tired Regular headache and body ache Behavioral symptoms mainly include: Talking rudely to the people Being disconnected from friends and family Feeling angry all the time Some ways to reduce and recover from nurse burnout are: Creating a space to relax is very important because it reduces the stress. By joining stress reduction classes because this encourage nurses to feel happy and cheerful. Counseling is an effective method to reduce...

5 Ways to help with Men’s Health

      5 Ways to help with Men’s Health As a nurse, we have to educate people and men about men’s health. Men have high rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are all on the rise. Also, depression, high blood pressure & prostate issues are common with age. By educating men to stay healthy, they can reduce their risk of stroke, heart attack, and other major complications. This means men have to be proactive and take charge their your own health. It means you have to be responsible on an ongoing basis. Here are five ways you can get started. 1 Get a checkup. Take a man to the doctor. When was the last time you saw your doctor? Regular checkups are an important part of staying healthy. 2 Get moving. Start a weekly exercise program. As a man realize that, exercise is good for you. Exercise can help with weight control and can effectiviely reduce other diagnosis’s such as Stress, Diabetes & High blood pressure. 3 Get hydrated. Let make a daily water drinking schedule. As humans sometimes we are guilty of not getting enough water. Let’s drink enough to stay hydrated. Water can help prevent dehydration & regulate body temperature. 4 Get calm. Have a plan to prevent stress. Remember stress is bad for you and especially men. Stress can lead to serious health problems. To combat stress you can do breathing exercises and meditation. 5 Get to bed earlier. Have a regular sleep schedule. Men have to remember not to cut into their sleep. Most men may need between 7 and 9 hours a...

1st Annual Nursing Success Summit – May 14, 2016

      1st Annual Nursing Success Summit Date: May 14th, 2016  (11am-8pm) Location: Darien Bath and Body 1332 sycamore square, Midlothian, Virginia 23113 This is a Networking Event for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals to Meet & Greet and share information. Below are 3 options for Nurse Entrepreneurs to participate on Saturday, May 14th. This year we are offering FREE Vending located in a retail shopping area to nurses in business (please contact me if you plan to be a vendor). Bring tent, table & chairs. 1) 11-3pm Health & STEM Education Fair (FREE vending) 2) 4-6pm Perfume Making Session for Nurses (Additional Fee) 3) 6-8pm Dinner with Nurses in Business (Additional Fee) For questions and comments, please connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/252554655091040/271570973189408/ The Nurse Dolls would like to introduce the Nurse Nicole Doll & Nurse Linda Doll as nurse gifts for the next generation of nurses. Nicole M. Brown, MSN, RN Founder: The Nurse Dolls Founder: Nursing Success College http://www.thenursedolls.com/ http://nursingsuccesscollege.com/ Submit a...

Top 12 Nurses to Remember for Nurses Week

1. Mary Todd Lincoln was wife of President Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War worked as a Nurse. 2. Clara Barton is known as the founder of the Red Cross, which began as she worked battlefield during the Civil War. 3. Lillian Wald pioneered public health nursing by placing nurses in public schools & the National Organization for Public Health Nursing. 4. Janet Jagan a Nurse who co-founded the People’s Progressive Party. She was the first woman to become Prime Minister & President of Guyana. 5. Colonel Florence A. Blanchfield was the first nurse granted a regular Army commission in the Army Nurse Corps.  Has a Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell, KY named after her. 6.  Jane A. Delano was a nurse, administrator and leader who was a pioneer in her field, overseeing the mobilization of U.S. nurses overseas during World War I. 7. Mary Breckinridge focused on Mothers and Babies & founded the Frontier Nursing Service focused on Nurse-midwifery. 8. Margaret Sanger was a Nurse who founder 1st Birth Control Clinic in USA in 1916 in NY, which later became Planned Parenthood. 9. Virginia Henderson is often referred to as “the 1st lady of Nursing” developed nursing theory by Identified 14 basic needs. 10. Dorothea Dix was a Nurse devoted to the mentally ill & lobbyed legislators to establish state hospitals for the mentally ill. 11. Dr. Jean Watson is a Nurse who developed the Human Caring Model with 10 Caritas Factors. 12. Florence Nightingale – famous nurse in history, known as The Lady with the Lamp & The Mother of Modern Day Nursing. During Nurses week from May...

Educators must promote STEM Careers: Nursing is a STEM Career.

        Educators must promote STEM Careers: Nursing is a STEM Career. There is a shortage of almost 1 million Nurses by 2025. We need more nurses and health career professionals!!! Nursing has four primary components of STEM: science, technology, engineering and math. Is a career in Nursing considered STEM? The program includes a number of science courses–primarily in the “hard” sciences, such as anatomy and physiology, chemistry and microbiology–as prerequisites to entry into the program in addition to courses within the program that focus on both the acquisition and application of science-related content. In addition, other prerequisites included are technology and math courses. Educational innovations in STEM are needed throughout the different stages of education, to equip students with the information, skills and knowledge required to promote their choice of STEM studies. The President recognizes the importance of exposing all of our learners to STEM experiences. In his State of the Union address earlier this year, the President challenged all of us to provide every student with authentic STEM experiences to learn subjects like science, math, and computer science. (White House Blog, 2012) Specifically, educational innovations that directly affect the following priority areas of action are necessary: Educational factor: Improving the acquisition of STEM skills: knowledge, abilities and attitudes. Psychological factor: Promoting the active involvement of students in recognizing their skills and interests and matching them with those required in STEM. Also, participation of teachers and families in this process, oriented to positive reinforcement (assessment and communication) of the scientific and technical capabilities of adolescents. Informative factor: Academic and professional advice with the aim of publicizing job opportunities in the...

Celebrate International Women’s Month

International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909. In the USA, there was first a Women’s Day on March 8th, and then the USA expanded to a designated National Women’s Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to the month and March was declared Women’s History Month. Nursing is the largest healthcare profession in the world. The Profession of Nursing is female dominant. Women are the largest population of caregivers in the world. Women provide the most amount of assistance to younger and older family members. We have to celebrate nurses & caregivers during Women’s History Month. Top Reasons to celebrate Nurses during International Women’s Month An estimated 94% women to 6% Men in Nursing. (www.rwjf.com) Everyone will need a nurse from birth to death. (www.rwjf.com) We need more nurses due to the 1,000,000 nurse shortage. (www.rwjf.com) Top Reasons to celebrate Caregivers during International Women’s Month An estimated 66% of caregivers are female/women. (www.caregiver.org) An estimated 20% of all female workers in the United States are family caregivers. (www.caregiver.org) Nurses and caregivers have to be represented in International Women’s History Month. Whether you are an Advanced Practice Nurse, Registered Nurse, New Graduated Nurse, RN, LPN, CNA or Caregiver then International Women’s History Month is for you.   Nicole M. Brown, MSN, RN Founder: The Nurse Dolls Founder: Nursing Success College http://www.thenursedolls.com/ http://nursingsuccesscollege.com/...

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