Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

Archive: Dec 2022

Are You An Idea-Generating Nurse?

If you’re like me, you probably have all kinds of ideas on how to improve nursing, patient care or on another business venture. This is what makes us great entrepreneurs. We are idea generators! However, the downside is that sometimes we get so many ideas in our heads that we start but we don’t finish. Now, is this you? For […]

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Can A Nurse Use Delta 8?

You are probably wondering what is Delta 8?  Delta 8 is known as delta-8 THC tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. It is legal under federal law because it is derived from the hemp plant which does not contain THC (but usually contains 3% or less).  The thinking from […]

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More Tik Tok Nurses

  Can you imagine working in a facility where the ratio is 1 nurse to 53 patients? This may be acceptable in long term care but what about at an emergency psychiatric facility? That’s what happened in Buffalo, New York where the institution’s nurses’ demands for safer staffing apparently fell on deaf ears. While the Director of Nursing was on […]

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Tik Tok Nurses

  Four (4) nurses in the labor and delivery unit of Emory University Hospital Midtown recently lost their jobs because they posted an “ICK” video on TIK TOK. An ICK video is a trend where people complain about things they find icky. The quartet made the ICK video to complain about patients. Unfortunately, the administration of the Atlanta hospital learned […]

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Nurse Whistleblowers

I hear frequently of nurses who complain about conduct that they feel is unethical or improper that could affect patient care. As nurses, we are first and foremost patient advocates. We are concerned about our patients getting top quality care. Yet our concerns often fall on deaf ears or worse, they face retaliation. We want to report concerns when a […]

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To Document or Not, That is The Question

Usually, inspirations for my blogs come from either my own past experiences or recent news items.  However, the one I’m about to share here came to me from Nurse Erica by way of Facebook Reels.  She had been hearing of a director in Houston who directed their staff not to document any provider’s name nor to quote what the provider […]

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