Wellness

Celebrating nurse wellness at Magnet® Conference

Opportunities abound for engaging in self-care. WHAT HAPPENS when you bring 10,500+ nurses together, mix in some magic from Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ theme park, add plenty of wellness offerings from ANA Enterprise’s Healthy Nurse,...

New guidelines for exercise during cancer treatment

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently released new guidelines for exercise prescriptions while patients are undergoing cancer treatment. The updated guidelines include the following points: Exercise is an important tool for cancer prevention,...
4 steps to repairing a toxic culture

4 steps to repairing a toxic culture

Psychological safety, shared vision, staff ownership, and success celebration Takeaways: Signs of a toxic culture include: gossip and negativity, high absenteeism and turnover, bullying and incivility, leadership distrust, lack of transparency, unreported errors, lack of teamwork. ...

How to manage stress and pressure

I work in critical care, and pressure is something I had to find a way to manage. The second I come to work until I walk to my car to leave, the entire 13-hour...

Grief management after a nurse’s death

Creating a workplace bereavement plan. Takeaways: When a nurse dies the team grieves. Developing a bereavement team and protocol will support the organization through the grieving process after a colleague dies. Providing adequate support during...

Do alternative therapies help with menopause?

A recent study examined the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help women as they transition into menopause. These CAM therapies included nutrition-based options, physical treatments, psychological therapies, herbal medicines, and folk...

Reiki: Hand in hand with nursing

Caring for your patients and yourself. Takeaways: Reiki is grounded in the transmission of energy through a practitioners’ hands to restore the body’s homeostasis. Nurses can learn to be Reiki practitioners by receiving training from...

Your patients may need stress education

A recent survey conducted by Everyday Health may reveal insights for nurses and other healthcare providers when caring for patients. The survey looked at stress in different generations. Researchers asked the participants about various aspects...

New report calls for action to address clinician burnout

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have released a new report highlighting the need to reduce clinician burnout. The report, Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout, provides goals for healthcare organizations, educational institutions, and...

Medications & daily exercise: Potential adverse reactions

One of the most important care suggestions nurses and other healthcare providers may have for their patients is to exercise more. A recent article from Healthline offers insight into some common interactions particular medications...

This week is Healthcare Quality Week!

Healthcare Quality Week (October 20 – 26) is in full swing, and we wish to recognize the importance of this initiative by sharing resources for our visitors to learn more about healthcare quality. Next month,...

3 tips to lessen stress

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today A new book by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee called The Stress Solution offers some advice that you might want to practice in your own life and share with...

Fragmented physical activity and mortality risk

A new study published in JAMA Network Open reveals new insights into mortality risk in older adult patients. Historically, reduced physical activity in older adults has been seen as one of the greatest risks for...