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ER nurses week - memes


Happy Nurses Week 2019!

High five a nurse. Give a hug to a nurse you love. Buy some flowers, or some beer.....

Growing Violence in the ER (and other nursing departments)

Have you noticed a growing level of violence in the workplace? In your situation, career, and workplace what are some of the primary causes of violence? Some of the top factors include: A rise in the opioid epidemic and violent patients.  Coworker or manager violence, be it bullying or verbal. Dementia or mental health patients. What do you commonly see your workplace?

Resources for Transitioning from Student to Practitioner

Some of the most daunting moments in a nursing career is when you started a new position. The most stressful may be when starting a brand new career. Nursing students who make the shift to practitioner face numerous insecurities and steep learning curves particularly around competency. Knowing what assessment to make and having confidence in that result are things only experience can help with. No amount of book study or internship will qualify you when you're out caring for patients on your own. Here are some basic resources, albeit heavier reading, on areas to watch out for and ways to succeed, when starting a new role as a nurse. Best practice principles for the transition from student to registered nurse - A Process of Becoming: The Stages of New Nursing Graduate - Work Unit Transformation To Welcome New Graduate Nurses: Using Nurses’ Wisdom - 

How nurses are wired - ER vs ICU