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Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN 5
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 41790 ChristiM Dec '19
Looks like a great event!
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) 6130
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 ...
Whitedm72 38287
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 28595 rnscholar Nov '19
Wow!  That sounds like an uncomfortable situation Whitedm72 ‍ .  Patients are in ICU because they have the very ...
rnscholar 28595 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 44352 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 35267
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 40913 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) 6130
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 5
  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 7066 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 ...
Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN 2917
Hi Everyone, 

I had a discussion this weekend on various issues surrounding digital devices and one of the topics that was at the top of the list was driving with your smart phone.

Wondered how many of us use the phone while driving?

If you ...
I do talk on the phone during my commute to work. I use bluetooth so I am not holding the phone in my hand and both hands ...
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN 5
Nurses, how are you getting to and from work safely in extreme weather?  Are 4-wheel drive "chauffeurs" available, do you spend the night in a nearby hotel, are you eligible to telecommute?  Let us know!  Here at ANA, many positions are ...
On a few occasions I have actually had to stay at the hospital. This was when I was on call for the cath lab. 
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN 5
Drowsy driving is an issue for many nurses and nursing students, whether it's late nights, early mornings, or something in between.  ANA's Health Risk Appraisal, that ran from 2013-2106, found that 12% of the respondents reported ...
My mom ususally turns the AC on super high to help her keep awake. She was a phsycian and would work long hours.  On ...
I heard NPR segment with Dr. Meir Kryger from Yale driving home last night!  He suggested a cup of coffee ...
This happened to me while driving home after working a night shift!! I fell asleep driving on a side road. I felt the ...
Carol Gutierrez ‍ I'm glad to hear that everything was okay! I don't even have kids and I feel like I don't sleep ...
I've tried the AC on full blast or opening a window for some "fresh" air.
I can't do the audio-books as the spoken ...
I had this issue when I used to take call in the cath lab. If I felt I couldn't keep my eyes open, I would call someone and ...
Valerie Tiu 112
Flu shots yay or nay? Do your institutions want you to get flu shots? I've only worked in one hospital where we have to have flu shots or else we have to wear masks from Jaunary till April. Any thoughts on this?
Valerie Tiu Sep '17
Yes  Get your flu shot!!  Love Dale
Protecting others is best principles: dealing with outbreaks you don’t want to be index case- meaning you start ...
My facility provides flu shots at no cost to the employees.  As I work with the long-term care population, our goal ...

Does anyone know about the Super Senior Flu Shots?  Are they better for seniors?  Will there be a greater reaction ...

Suzanne Canfield ‍ Check out the CDC site  to  search for senior formulation 

Walgreens has them (forabout $25 ...
Suzanne Canfield ‍  Go to the CDC site  for great info
Got my boosted flu shot (now you know that I qualified..!) and had no increased reaction of any kind - just a sore ...
I am in the Reserves so I don't have a choice as far as the military side but I would get a shot even if I didn't have to.  I ...
What about kids? I don't think I ever had the flu shot as a kid and I never got the flu. If you have kids do you get them ...
The flu vaccine is mandated at my work. I also get my kids vaccinated too. 

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