Nursing Life Hacks

Posted by in Fatigue, Nurse

Here are a few things that help me conquer a long demanding shift at the hospital.

  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Stay hydrated: I keep a 1 liter water bottle on my cart which I’m constantly refilling.
  • Eat Breakfast your body needs fuel.
  • Organization: This includes de-cluttering your mind. Focus on the present.
  • Have patience (patients and families can get on our nerves but we must remember that they are in a position of fear and angst).
  • Multi-task: Balancing patients, doctors, etc. can be a load. Work smart not fast.
  • Haste makes waste…always being conscientious of the task at hand.
  • Enjoy what you do…nursing is very rewarding learning to appreciate the little things can change a bad day into a good one.