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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! ...
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

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 ...
Hanalei Pecson
This is going to be a unique and amazing experience because most professions don't work together towards a healthy lifestyle. Working together as nurses will be more engaging because of the support we get from each other aimed for the ...
Hanalei Pecson Sep '17
I'm glad you are excited for the community! I think it has been great to hear and see everyone's progress, ups and ...
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Greetings healthy nurses!   ANA's Monkeypox webpage went live on August 8 providing information for nurses through this evolving public health emergency. 
Laura Morgan
My worksite is part of an integrated system, but this particular facility does not have a Security department.  We do have secured entrances at night that automatically lock down, but there are still many issues that have to be handled ...
Laura Morgan Feb '17
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN)
As we planned for the Choose Civility challenge, last year's Bully or Incivil post stuck out in our minds as we tried to come up with a challenge that would be a helpful reminder to choose civility and understanding whenever we can to be ...
Aieda Solomon
Have your conversations and experiences with supervisors and co-workers changed during the Safety Challenge? Do you feel like they have learned anything new from you? Share your stories with us. Reply below or post on our   Facebook , ...
Aieda Solomon Jul '17
This has sparked a huge discussion in my clinic about safe patient handling and a few exam tables that are difficult ...
Heidi Rye ‍  Kudos to you for raising the issue. That's what we want to hear. Let us know if some changes get ...
Any suggestions on safety in homecare????   Families may place hoyer lifts into the garage.  Or assume that a chair ...
P. Elaine Hamer  check out our Safety in Home Health discussion  also Holly Carpenter ‍'s comment below.


Holly Carpenter ...
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 ...
Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN
I wonder how many of us as nurses feel that we are strong capable professionals able to handle a lot of things on our own? Sound familiar to anyone? Does that same attitude sometimes carry over into your personal life too? Are you someone ...
Damon Schneider
Hello all, I apologize if this may have been touched on already but for those with established systems in your facilities / organizations how do you measure your progress (i.e. what are your metrics) or how do you identify areas ...
Damon Schneider Jul '17
We use EPIC charting system at OSU and there is a tab for our OR's that measure the metrics of the OR. I'm not sure that ...

Nurses in the Safety Domain

Safety Blogs

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