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Ways Nurses – And Their Employers – Can Fight Nurse Fatigue 879

ANA’s Senior Policy Advisor Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES, explains why nurse fatigue is a dangerous issue for nurses and what we can do about it.   

Added by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) Blog Safety 12/22/2017
Infection Control Practices Protect Patients – And Nurses 800

Preventing the spread of infection within a hospital takes a concerted team effort in which nurses are critical. “Nurses are at every level of patient care, whether within an institution, community, or home.  It’s the nurse who is the patient advocate, educator, and facilitator of care. They’re the individuals who are most likely to ensure patient ...

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Safety 11/13/2017
Protect Nurses With Optimal Staffing 759

ANA’s Senior Policy Advisor, Sharon Morgan, explains the impact staffing has on nurse and patient safety.  

Added by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) Blog Safety 10/27/2017
Don’t Get Stuck: Learn How To Prevent Sharps Injuries 687

ANA’s Senior Policy Advisor Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES, shares strategies for keeping nurses safe from sharps.  

Added by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) Blog Safety 10/11/2017
Don’t Let Yourself – Or Others – Get Bullied At Work 495

Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, explains how nurses can foster collegial relationships with one another, move past incivility and bullying, and promote healthy work environments.   

Added by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) Blog Safety 09/06/2017
The Importance Of Safe Patient Handling And Mobility For Nurses 46

 Over the course of a year, 35,800 nurse workdays are lost due to musculoskeletal injury, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and according to the American Nurses Association’s 2016 Health Risk Appraisal , seven out of 10 nurses report pain resulting from their work.   “Nurses are the heart of health care, yet they are the most injured ...

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Safety 06/14/2017
Sun Safety Tips For Nurses 44

Nurses understand the dangers of spending too much time in the sun and many of us practice sun safety measures to protect against skin cancer, but protecting against skin cancer is a topic that should stay top of mind. Check out these Sun Safety Tips for Nurses.  

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Safety 06/05/2017

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https://www.nurserequirementresources.com/   This website has information to help nurses navigate through the Board of Nursing discipline. It has a lot of resources for assistance and words of wisdom. 
‍   mental health discrimination ‍ I am so sorry that this happened, it sounds very difficult.  You may find this website on Nurse Suicide Prevention/Resilience helpful:  https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/nurse-suicide-prevention/  . If you have concerns that your rights are being or have been violated in the workplace, or that yo...
Because I asked for help for suicidal thoughts:

Suicide prevention in nursing.  One big problem is that nurses and other healthcare professionals cannot go the seek healthcare when they are feeling depressed and suicidal without risking their license, their job, their identity as a nurse or any other job.

I went though a very dark depression, a one time...