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Rachel100
Starting today I will turn my phone off and not be distracted while driving. I know the dangers of this, but find that it is a hard habit to break
Rachel100 Nov '21
ChristiM ChristiM Nov '21

@Rachel100 That's an amazing commitment! Make sure to check out the Commitment page under Take Action to see ...

great choice to commit to. Driving safe is so important. high five for making a great choice. This is why I'm glad ...

Siagian Siagian Dec '21

Thank you for the commitment and reminder. I‘ll put my phone away in my purse and connect to Bluetooth and be hands ...

Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
I got mine back in September, but it's not too late! The seasonal flu can be serious. On average, it can cause millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands to tens of thousands of deaths from ...
Aieda Solomon
Please use this discussion thread to discuss the Sun Safety Tips for Nurses blog. Share you tips and tricks here or on our  Facebook ,   Twitter ,  or  Instagram .  Tag us with #HealthyNurse.
Aieda Solomon Jun '17
I don't leave my house without it. The trick is trying to wrestle the kids to put it on them! 
I am so guilty of not wearing sun screen. I hardley ever get sun burned, but I have noticied my skin is gettng more ...
nurse_mkay nurse_mkay Sep '20
I used to be really bad about not wearing sunscreen. Now that I'm older I not only worry about myself, but I have my ...
ChristiM ChristiM Sep '20
makay45 ‍  have you seen the new blog post on skincare?  Tips to Promote Nurse Self-care Through Skincare ‍ 
nurse_mkay nurse_mkay Sep '20
ChristiM ‍ I had not seen it. Thank you for sharing! 
Sunscreen 365 is key! best anti ager ever!  If you are looking for a clean, toxin free skin care line let me know! ...
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN)
Have you witnessed bullying amongst your co-workers? Share your stories of how you and your organization effectively deal with bullying below.
I feel that the lack of  conflict resolution skills is at the center of this problem. For some reason, most nurses ...
This is very true Rose TseLentis, BA, BSN, RN ‍. Incivility is complicated. Sometimes we have to take a step back and ...
I am 7 months into my 9 month orientation. I was having a private conversation in the staff lounge during lunch and ...
I am going to throw out some thoughts I have had on bullying in general, asking for feedback on how to really find a ...
A colleague I used to work with is a nurse manager and when she had an issue with senior nurses picking on new nurses ...
When I was a Professional Development specialist, I was responsible for new hire orientation.  I did a section on ...
That is such a great point Debra J Walker ‍, managing civility in the curriculum.  Advocacy is a central role for ...
I am in agreement, civility is not included in the curriculum early enough and it should be. Self Advocating and ...
We are presenting a power point presentation to the ISMC Clinical Practice Council next week on Team Building and ...
We have been working on respect across all levels of the organization to improve communication and decrease ...
graystheway
My daughter lives in Astoria NY I live in Blacksburg Va and work as a nurse in long term care/ skilled rehab. Would it be safe for her to visit me. We both practice over the top safety precautions and awareness. Only going on limited ...
graystheway Jul '20
ChristiM ChristiM Jul '20
I think it would be fine. You both seem to be taking the proper precautions, and as long as she is comfortable with ...
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
ANA's own Ruth Francis ‍ will be keynoting at the 2020 ASPHP National SPHM Education Event in San Diego CA.  This event takes place form March 2-5, 2020.  Learn more here  https://www.asphpevents.com/Registration.aspx  !
ChristiM ChristiM Dec '19
Looks like a great event!
Whitedm72
I am curious, I currently work on a cardiac step down unit / medical telemetry and recently have been faced with having to float to ICU. The staff on my unit is being told we would have the easy patients, none of the staff on my unit has had any ...
Whitedm72 Jun '19
I am faced with the same problem now. I work in a hospital with no step-down unit. The floor I work on is the stroke unit ...
rnscholar rnscholar Nov '19
Wow!  That sounds like an uncomfortable situation Whitedm72 ‍ .  Patients are in ICU because they have the very ...
rnscholar rnscholar Nov '19
Sonia Bailey, BSN, RN ‍ I really like your idea of using evidence to make our case.  It is hard to do sometimes, but it ...
wennau wennau Nov '19
I work in a Cardio/Pulmonary unit and we are not required to float to a higher level of care unit, which would be ICU.  ...
Edmond Bless
We as nurses are the front line, and because of that, we catch all of the patients' complain first hand.  Imagine a lot of them have shared their problems; it will all accumulate in our minds and mix with our own personal battles. What can ...
Edmond Bless Sep '19
StephANNIE StephANNIE Sep '19
Hi Edmund Bless, 

    Yes, I agree we as ‘frontline’ caregivers, we do hear and receive at times resistance from the ...
I have read your response  Miss Stephanie, thank you for your valuable insights. Well Appreciated. 
Surely, I ...
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN)
As we start the #EndNurseAbuse challenge, this week focuses on how employers can create a safer work environment for nurses.  Day 1 focuses on screening new hires. Do you think the hiring process can be improved upon to prevent ...
To add to this conversation, are registered nurses in your state required to have a periodic criminal history ...
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
  Baptist Health Care ‍  in Pensacola, FL has started their own Civility Challenge entitled "Acts of Kindness".  Civility promotion, compliments, giveaways, and spreading positive energy all play a role in their unique ...
Melevine Melevine Aug '18
Hi,

I am employed in hospice.  Where I work we have two initiatives. One is a "Heart of Hospice" card, that when ...
Mrs Mary Ellen Levine, MSN/Ed, RN ‍ I love that your employer recognizes the extra efforts made by staff.  I hope we ...
Mary Ellen Levine,

The Acts of Kindness challenge at Baptist Health Care is my organization's idea and ...

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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
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
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
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
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