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Category: ER Nurse

12 Nurse Essentials I Can’t Live Without!

I have been a nurse for 7 years and I still see things that shock me everyday! Which is why I make sure I have the nurse essentials I need to be successful. These tools are great if you are looking for nurse gifts or just want to keep your professional nurse game on point! Here is my list is nursing essentials I can’t live without…

17 Fun And Unique Nurses Week Gifts Ideas

National Nurses Week often comes and goes with little to no recognition for many hospital nurses.  So this year, I decided to make a list of fun, inexpensive and unique nurses week gifts ideas to help acknowledge the awesome dedication of the nurses in your life. (And, by the way nurse, you ARE awesome.  Thank you for your dedication and service.  The healthcare system would crumble without you…

5 Best Trauma Shears On The Market

As a nurse, I see things that shock me everyday. That is why it is so important to be prepared with the right nurse supplies you need to be able to perform at your best. I invested in a good pair of trauma shears about 5 years into my nursing career when I became an ER nurse.  Dull shears are not good in an emergency and I wanted a great, non-disposable pair that performed well. Here are the top 5 trauma shears on the market – from a nurse who actually uses them…

10 Best Nike Nursing Shoes

Its no secret that nurses are on their feet for up to 12 hour nursing shifts (or longer!).  So it is imperative that nurse wear shoes that are able to support their intensive and often arduous nursing shifts. Having a great nursing shoe can make all the difference in how good you feel after a long 12 hour shift.  Foot pain, back pain and achy joints are just a few of the side effects that many nurses deal with on a regular basis.  And having the proper footwear can make all the difference in the world. Here are the best Nike shoes for nurses…

Why ER Nurses Are The Best

As a resource nurse who has worked in many specialties and units all over the hospital setting, I have discovered that I am an ER nurse at heart.  Here are the reasons why I think working in the ER is better then med surg as a nurse…

The 7 Most Important Nurse Supplies You Need

What are the coolest and most important nurse supplies you need as a nurse? This list is great if you are looking for gifts for nurses or if you are just looking to keep your professional nurse game on point! To be professional and prepared, here are the 7 coolest and most important nurse supplies you need to kill it as a nurse…

The Best Compression Stockings For Nurses

If there is anyone who NEEDS to be wearing compression stockings or socks, its nurses (or anyone who is one their feet for 12+ hours a day!). This post contains information about what compression stocking levels mean and the benefits of wearing compression stockings for every shift. Also read more about how to find the right compression stockings for you…

I Love Being An Emergency Room Nurse: How Adopting A New Specialty Reignited My Passion For Nursing

In March 2018 I got the opportunity to cross-train into our Level 1 Trauma ER. And I love it! These are my top 6 favorite things about working in the Emergency Room…

How Pediatric Nurse Training Reminded Me To Have More Gratitude

When you have your health, you have everything. My experiences as a nurse have taught me that having good health makes you the richest person in the world. On another hand, being ill makes life seem poor even if you are monetarily wealthy.
Pediatric nurse training has significantly reinforced my gratitude for having a healthy child. This post discusses why gratitude is so important and the many ways moms can practice gratitude for continued good health…

How I Became A Emergency Room Nurse

I became an emergency room nurse 6 years into my career. I talk about my pathway from student nurse to new grad resident at UCLA Medical Center and the decisions I made along the way…