• Stain Removal Guide

    Nurses are the most trusted professionals year after year in the Gallup Poll. Nurses try hard to maintain that level of professionalism despite all of the spills and stains they are unable to avoid each day. It’s not always easy to get those stains out! One of the sponsors of TheNursingSite.com, Uniform Advantage, has derived this terrific stain removal guide. I hope you find it useful! Anything that reduces laundry struggles for me is worth it’s weight in gold!! P.S. Check out the scrubs at Uniform Advantage too!

  • A First Aid Kit is a MUST

    One of the things about being a nurse is that it’s not a nine-to-five job you can leave behind at the office. You’re a nurse 24/7. And many times you’re called upon by family and friends for advice and assistance with their medical issues. Just remember you aren’t to diagnose or prescribe. And then there are the times when you’re depended upon to provide First Aid or to be the team’s nurse or the scouting troop’s nurse, etc. For this you really need to carry your own First Aid Kit. Trust me, don’t rely on the team or group to provide one. If they do, you’re lucky. However, I always…

  • RIP Steve Jobs

    “Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life…” Steve Jobs inspired many to become great just by doing their own thing and not being afraid to be who they are.   Being a nurse is similar…. be the nurse you would want taking care of you if you couldn’t care for yourself.

  • FREE Web Seminar on Retirement for Nurses

    A FREE web seminar on Planning for Retirement: A Guide for Nurses and Other Busy Women will be held next Thursday, July 29 at 2:0 PM EDT. According to the sponsors, the US Department of Labor, EBSA, the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) and the Center for American Nurses, “Planning for a secure retirement can be challenging for women. Women are twice as likely as men to live in or near poverty in old age, and many women who were never poor during their working years, will find themselves struggling to get by in retirement. The time to start planning for these years is now.”

  • Patient Confidentiality

    In the past few days Elizabeth Taylor has tweeted (@DameElizabeth) several times about her heart valve surgery and hospitalization. Since she has made her health condition and hospitalization public, does this mean the nurses can divulge that they have provided care for her? NO it does not! HIPAA regulations still hold, and even before these regs took effect, nurses have had an obligation to maintain patient confidentiality. Ms. Taylor can divulge what she feels comfortable with, but the entire hospital staff is bound by patient confidentiality and HIPAA regulations about who can view or know any of her information as it pertains to their job and her care. This can…