Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

Category: Workplace Issues

Nurses Trust Your Gut!

I’ve always known that your gut plays a huge role in helping you be successful as a nurse. Take the case of a nurse who was working with a patient who had a cervical spine fusion the previous day.  He complained of having a raspy voice and trouble swallowing.  His vital signs were all normal.  The nurse knew in her […]

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Top Three Questions Nurses Ask When Starting A Nurse-Owned Business

Maybe you’re frustrated with nursing or maybe you’ve had a dream that you’ve always wanted to turn into a reality.  When is now a good time to start? Nurses are uniquely qualified to start their own businesses because they have excellent organizational skills, they have critical thinking and have great relationships with their patients.  Unfortunately, nurses are used to relying […]

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Nurses Need A Nurse for Nurses

In a recent study conducted by United Kingdom’s National Health Service showed that 300 nurses committed suicide in their country from 2011 to 2017.  In 2014, one nurse committed suicide each week.  That nurses would take their own lives is appalling and sad.  Nursing is so stressful.  Remember the nurse in England who gave out confidential information to a radio […]

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How to Report Hospital Violations

Julie Griffin, R.N., once worked as a cardiovascular ICU nurse (CVICU) at Westside Regional Medical Center near Miami in Plantation, Florida owned by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). On August 10, 2018, Ms. Griffin filed a lawsuit claiming that she was retaliated against and fired for making whistleblower complaints.  She had concerns that were brought to the attention of management […]

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Celebrity Medical Malpractice

Can you believe that we recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing?  And Neil Armstrong was the first to walk where no man had ever gone before.  Who can forget his historic voice from a quarter-million miles away: “That’s one small for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind!” However, I was saddened to hear that his […]

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Another Refusal to Draw Blood

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Recently in Dallas, Jonathan Moore was involved in a crash killing a former councilwoman and her daughter.  The police were able to obtain a breathalyzer which showed a blood alcohol level of 0.00.  However, Moore failed 6 of 6 field sobriety tests and did not have normal use of his mental and physical faculties.  The Police believe that the man […]

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The Failing Culture of Safety in Healthcare

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Guest blog by Sandra Risoldi MSN Ed., DNP, RN, CLNC Some say nursing violence is a part of the job, while others refuse to believe being punched, spit-on, kicked, or verbally assaulted with insults is normal.  The subtle increase in violence is affecting not only the morale of nurses and other healthcare workers but also their mental health and safety.  […]

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The Worrisome State Of Our Health Care System

I am deeply concerned about the status of our health care system.  Massive nonprofit hospital systems pay no taxes as they have tax exempt status and they put the profits back into the system to continue their growth. Health care was originally designed to provide medical care to citizens in our community.  Churches and counties then owned the hospital to […]

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The Fallout Of Violence Against Nurses

In 2018, Tina Suckow, LPN, a nurse for over 30 years, had been working at a mental health hospital in Iowa for the four previous years.  One day, patient became violent and she was brutally assaulted.  She was severely injured and required multiple surgeries.  After her FMLA and accrued medical leave had been exhausted, the facility fired her.  What a […]

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Do You Know A Stepford Nurse?

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Have you seen the eerie movie titled “The Stepford Wives”?  The original 1975 film takes place in a small community where all the wives are p-e-r-f-e-c-t!  They look great, keep the home looking immaculate, make fabulous meals and, most obviously, provide their husbands with exceptional care. The reason for the ladies’ perfection is that they actually weren’t ladies at all […]

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