Nurse Health Tips
Nurse Health Tips
NURSE HEALTH TIPS
As a nurse I have always had a sacrificial attitude that I will compassionately care for others first and put my own needs last – and that is just not going to cut it anymore. The thought of finishing an entire career with this amount of wear-and-tear is frightening. Something has to give before I completely fizzle and burn to a crisp. So, this is me putting the oxygen mask on myself first. Here are my very real goals for self-compassion from a very tired nurse.
As nurses we must do the best we can to take care of ourselves (no one else at the hospital is going to do that for us). This includes giving our bodies the rest, rejuvenation and tender love that we give to our patients each shift. No more self-sacrificing attitudes! Here are 7 energizing pre-shift yoga poses to start your nursing shift off on the right foot!
Water is essential for nurses to stay hydrated, maintain stamina and for overall health and well-being. Nurse health is as important as our patient’s health and must be prioritized to prevent dehydration during busy hospital shifts. Here are 6 easy ways to stay hydrated during nursing shifts.
A holistic approach to self-care encompasses several different components—including nutrition, lifestyle, environmental and socioeconomic factors—to make sure that you’re not neglecting any aspect of your wellness. In this post, we break down each of these elements and explain how nurses can better practice them in their daily lives.
Busy nurses need a mental break from constant social media use – especially since our our brains are already constantly flipping through patient care tasks. Here are 3 great reasons why nurses should take a social media break.