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Are You Up To Date On Your Shots? 4035

In the last couple of years, you’ve been busy. You’ve probably worked longer hours while juggling more tasks at home. Some routine tasks, like preventive medical appointments and immunizations, may have fallen to the bottom of your to-do list. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 4 in 10 American adults avoided ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 10/11/2021
Catching Up On Healthcare Appointments Missed During (And After) The Pandemic 3986

Times are stressful (to say the least) during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many routine tasks have gotten pushed to the backburner. Nurses are working even longer hours under excruciatingly stressful circumstances. At home, many nurses also have to deal with virtual schooling or daycare closings for their kids. Loved ones who once worked outside of ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 07/06/2021
How To Boost Your Immune System With Wise Choices 3915

DISCLAIMER: The content provided on this webpage is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.  This webpage is for reference only.  Always consult with a qualified health care provider for any questions you may have regarding your health. Now more than ever, there’s a new level of respect for immunity. Your immune system is what keeps ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 03/03/2021

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‍   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:  . 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...
emdanuco ‍ Thank you for your kind comments.  Please see ANA's Nurse Suicide Prevention/Resilience website at and the Well-Being Initiative just for nurses at
I love the title healthy nurse healthy nation. I have been away from bedside since 2014 but I still remember the level of stress I felt taking care of the sick and the dying in Oncology. Now, I am on different level of stress in transplant. Since the pandemic I most worried for my friends and colleague in the frontlines. It is hard to do self care when you are too b...