• Post 2023 Product Reviews for Nurses

    Sheec Socks Before we jump into 2024, I have a couple of Post 2023 product reviews for nurses to wrap up. Socks and shoes are very important to nurses and can easily make or break their day! In November, I was generously gifted some fabulous socks from Sheec Socks and after trying most of them, (which took me awhile) I definitely have a favorite! (ComFits compression socks) I purchased a few more of these and bought some for my son who is also an RN. He prefers the ankle style and I like the quarter crew length. Sheec Socks offers a Discount Program to medical personnel. And they often run…

  • All shift long nurses use critical thinking skills

    Every day, all shift long, nurses are using critical thinking skills in their job no matter where they work. The stronger those skills are, the higher the quality of care they provide to their patients. Even from the start of the shift and prioritizing the tasks at hand, the ability to problem-solve and make decisions on the fly are critical to each of the nurse’s assigned patients and to those s/he will interact with for other nurses throughout the shift. As nurses know, everything can turn on a dime without warning. Some things are never anticipated such as falls and codes and other incidents especially to patients who don’t fit…

  • Soft Skills vs Hard Skills — What’s the Difference?

    We often hear a lot about soft skills vs hard skills today. What’s the difference and how do they apply to the nursing profession? Both are required for nurses to provide quality care to patients. They are also very different by definition. Soft skills are basically innate personality traits  such as interpersonal (people) skills and behaviors. Soft skills are very difficult to learn or to perfect. Hard skills are learned skills and often defined as specific abilities and skills that enable a person to excel in a profession. Nurses need to have strong communication skills, work well with others and be a good team member. Nurses should be flexible and…