I will begin this review with the disclosure that Publisher Wolters Kluwer contacted me through a marketing agent and requested that I post a review of their new Nursing 2013 Drug Handbook here on Digital Doorway. I did not receive financial compensation of any kind for this review, but did receive a free copy of the guide in order to facilitate the review process. I previously reviewed the Nursing 2012 Drug Handbook, and you can find that very popular review here.
Career advice -- and commentary on current healthcare news and trends for savvy 21st-century nurses and healthcare providers -- from holistic nurse career coach Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC. Since 2005.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Self Care: Between Flood and Drought
When we’re examining our lives and the ways in which we are manifesting--or not manifesting--our optimal life vision, it’s important to be clear, honest and erring on the side of self-love and compassion. Being alive in the 21st century is no simple task, and we can easily be sidetracked and distracted from living in balance and wholeness.
My friend and visionary colleague Carol Gino has often used the term “soul drought” to more accurately describe the experience of burnout, and this notion of spiritual drought is one that speaks deeply to me.
Posted by Keith "Nurse Keith" Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC at 4/25/2013 06:00:00 AM No comments:
Labels: burnout, burnout prevention, burnout recovery, nurse, nurse burnout, nurse self care, nurse wellness, nurses, nursing, self-care, wellness
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Nurse's Personal Dashboard
On a recent episode of RN.FM Radio, we were discussing nurses' wellness--both spiritual and physical--and the concept of one's personal "dashboard" came up in the course of the conversation. Are you aware that you have your own dashboard, and if so, do you heed the warning lights that occasionally light up?
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Heroes, Courage, Trauma and Recovery
Yesterday, April 15th, 2013, two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon as runners and their supporters gathered in the afternoon near the finish line. As the race was winding down, the sense of celebration was palpable in the air, only to be replaced by shock and panic as a scene including dozens of injured and three dead emerged through the smoke.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Book Review: "Do No Harm Applies To Nurses Too!"
Renee Thompson, MSN, RN, CMSRN, is a widely recognized national specialist on horizontal violence (also known as bullying) among nurses, and her new book, "Do No Harm Applies to Nurses Too" is a step-by-step guide to confronting this pernicious issue that impacts many aspects of 21st-century healthcare.
Posted by Keith "Nurse Keith" Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC at 4/15/2013 06:00:00 AM No comments:
Labels: bullying, burnout prevention, communication, compass fatigue, horizontal violence, new nurses, nurse, nurse-nurse relationships, nurses, nurses health, nursing, Renee Thompson
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Nurse and The Razor's Edge
When she looks at me and smiles, it’s a small victory.
When she moves her bowels, there's much rejoicing.
When a shower is accomplished, there’s a sense of satisfaction.
When her condition remains stable for weeks on end, we relax.
When things become more tenuous, we’re vigilant.
And when we're vigilant, we can lose sight of ourselves.
Posted by Keith "Nurse Keith" Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC at 4/10/2013 01:00:00 PM No comments:
Labels: burnout, burnout prevention, nurse, nurse burnout, nurse self care, nurse wellness, nurses, nursing, patient care, self-care, wellness
Friday, April 05, 2013
A Self-Care Extravaganza for Nurses!
Are you a nurse ready for a solid dose of self-care and wellness support? Would you like to learn some applicable strategies for injecting your life with wellness? This month, I'll be taking part in the third Rejuvenation Collaboration, and I implore you to do the same!
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