Quick, what do Winnie the Pooh, tractor trailers, and your morning commute have to do with more effectively managing your diabetes? You can learn the answer by reading this post!
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We interrupt today’s regularly scheduled funny programming to bring you news about the Joplin, MO tornado. As you may have heard, a deadly tornado has hit Joplin, including a direct hit to St. John’s Regional Medical Center. Other facilities in the area, including a nursing home, were hit as well. The devastation is unbelievable.
Right now, the best source of information we can find on how to help respond to this emergency is here. We’ll be updating the site with more information as it becomes available. If you have any information on how nurses could help respond, please share it in the comments!
May is here, and you know what that means! It’s National Nurses’ Week! Nurses’ Week is a time to celebrate everything that makes nursing as a profession distinctive and unique, to reflect and rejoice in the very real difference we make in the lives of our patients – and in the lives of the people we work with everyday.
Christine Belle said, “Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the joy, everyday, while we are just doing our jobs.” How true is that? Being a nurse puts us directly in the center of some of life’s most dramatic moments – the arrival of a child, the end of life, the discovery that there is no amount of mentos and diet Coke that you can ingest that will enable you to fly – and we’re there to do more than bear witness. We help ease pain, alleviate confusion, and provide valuable emotional support – on top of the everyday work of helping and healing. Amazing! (more…)
April is National Humor Month, a country wide celebration of the many ways humor makes our lives better. We’re lucky to live in a time opportunities to laugh abound. From simple silly moments to the most sophisticated comedies, we’re surrounded by humor. Sometimes it takes standing on our heads to be able to see the humor, but it’s there!
And of course, we never run out of reasons to need a laugh. Humor is a great resource to get us through tough times – something to remember as Tax Day draws near! As nurses, we need strength and resiliency to make it through the day (or the shift, or the hour, or the next time the call button is pressed…) The ability to identify and enjoy humorous moments throughout the day gives us a much needed chance to recharge our mental batteries.
Dad always laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis. – Jack Handy, Saturday Night Live (more…)
Earlier this year, I had to have a colonscopy. When I arrived, the nurse asked me for my identification.
Talk about mind blowing! (Everything else had already been cleaned out!)
Do they really have people trying to weasel in on other people’s colonscopies, impersonating patients to have their share of scope time? You have to wonder. It’s not how I’d volunteer to spend my time, that’s for sure! But when you take into account the prevalence of colon cancer, and the role early detection plays – well, sometimes a nurse has to do what a nurse has to do!
If you’re in the right age range, make sure to have your test scheduled soon: we need every one of our readers. (more…)