Some Inspirational Quotes for Future Nurses:
Nurses are a unique kind. They have this insatiable need to care for others, which is both their biggest strength and fatal flaw. — Dr. Jean Watson
Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell. — Dorothy Canfield Fisher
America’s nurses are the beating heart of our medical system. — President Barack Obama
Medical Research: A drug in early testing stage halts AIDs!
Studies performed and detailed on Monday, July 20th 2015, confirms that the earlier treatments for the AIDs virus not only keeps the person healthy, but it prevents them from infecting others.
The results now have experts showing a little more optimism towards stopping the pandemic of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV has killed nearly 40 million people and has infected close to 37 million more. Once this drug is out of testing stage, the spread of the virus could be over – but a lot of work has yet to be done before we get to that point!
If you work in the healthcare field the following tips will help you to stay happy during a long shift:
1. Staying Positive
• Focus on all the positive things you do at work and the difference you and your crew makes. Don’t let bad rumors get to you or difficult patients make you irate. Remember why you’re there and the importance you play in your role.
2. Positive People – Positive Energy
• Make sure that the time you’re spending with other people are of positive energy. Push each other and strengthen each other to grow and become better. The better the support system you have makes those rough days not as rough anymore.
3. Eating Healthy
• Pack healthy snacks to keep your energy level up there. Vending machine snacks are fine every once in a while but they may slow you down. Be sure to snack when you can so you have a good flow of energy, it’s not always about the big meals.
4. Getting into the right mindset
• Play some good calming music that gets you in the mood to do work. Sometimes being mentally prepared for makes every challenge and problem and opportunity and your time to shine. Stretch, meditate, anything to get you into the perfect work mode.
5. Hydration! Hydration! Hydration!
• Make sure you are constantly staying hydrated. You’ll be standing for long periods, doing strenuous work while having your other patients in mind. Avoid the headaches because of dehydration and make sure you are staying healthy while taking care of others. What a better way to teach than to lead by example.
6. Ensuring Enough Sleep
• With a long shift ahead of you with never ending job duties, loss of energy is bound to occur. Decrease the feeling by making sure you have a good night’s rest. Hard, I know but you can make sure you fall asleep faster by making sure you put your phone away and to not do anything to mind stimulating right before bed.
7. Comfortable is key!
• You are going to be standing, a lot. Make sure that what you wear is comfortable enough for you to stand for long periods of time without feeling like you need a foot massage after every shift. Get comfortable, breathing shoes and you won’t ever have to feel like you’ve been neglecting your feet.
8. Stay moving!
• Once you start slowing down after a long shift, it might be hard to keep up that momentum. Keep your body moving, stretch, grab a breathe of a fresh air, anything except slowing down and getting yourself out of that work mode mindset.
9. Don’t forget your breaks
• During breaks, it’s your time to relax. This is the part of the work shift that you can calmly slow down and gather yourself. Don’t get ready for bed though, make sure you can get back into that mind set and stay positive throughout. Every shift is a battle and your breaks are the victories, cherish them.
10. Lend your hand
• Ever feel like you just have so much to do and you need a helping hand? Your co-workers feel the exact same way. Be there for each other and when you have time, help your co-workers out. Down the road, they’ll be there for you too when you need it.
These are just a few simple tips to help get you through that long, never ending shift.
How do you make sure you get through the long shift? We’d love to know, share with us your tips on getting through that long work day or work night.
Medicine vs. Work Experience and if you need it!
With any job, skill sets and motivation go a long way in your professional career. Pushing forward, past the hurdles and bumps along the way can be a weary road. So how do you know prior to that if Medicine is what you want to be in?
Many people think they want to be in medicine because they are “good in science.” Others believe they want a career in medicine because they want to help people get better, healthier as time goes on. As with most things, you won’t know for sure until you’ve done it, tried it, and experienced it for yourself. Medicine is a long and expensive road to be treading and knowing that it’s exactly where you want to be can help you along in your career. After all, it’s not just about science – it’s also about the people.
You don’t have to wait until you have a job in order to experience the work of a medical professional. There are many routes to understanding the type of work you’re going to experience:
Volunteer at a Hospital or Nursing Facility
Although you won’t be able to do as much of the medical professionals are able to do, you can still see the process and meticulous procedure and etiquette needed to be in this profession. Also, you’ll get to be a part of working force of helping people.
Shadow a professional
Get a more detailed experience in a certain medical profession and learn the day to day activities. Interactions, operations of the job, everything you need to know and understand to give yourself a better idea if this is where you want to be.
These are just a few ways to learn more about the profession you want to jump into and even more about yourself. Learn if this is the right career path for you and if medicine is exactly where you want to be.
SAN MATEO, CA: Phlebotomy Technician Program Next Start Date is August 4, 2015. You can find more info about the program on our website http://www.gurnick.edu/programs/phlebotomy-technician-program