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  1. It’s the day after Christmas, and the ER is packed. The line to register is 10 patients deep, and I take deep breaths as traumas and critical patients rush to the front of the line. A mother comes in, hysterical after her own toddler has apparently...
  2. tnbutterfly - Mary

    Article Contest: Holiday Edition 2021

    $800 in Prizes! 4 Winners Will Each Receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card The holiday season is upon us, full of holiday preparations, shopping, and stress. The holidays mean different things to different people. But we all experience a level of str...
  3. Hospice Holidays

    I became part of the largest home hospice in my area four years ago just after Christmas. I work at night from home and on my own. In addition to calls and visits for various issues that arise, I am also in attendance for any deaths. I do an average ...
  4. My Thoughts on Christmas

    As an obstetrics nurse, the birth of a child is all part of the daily work, but always exciting. I went into obstetric nursing because I had great experiences with my own deliveries and wanted to impact other women the way my nurses impacted me. Birt...
  5. As of noon today, the staffing office says 13 nurses and nurses aids have called off sick for night shift. There will probably be more by the afternoon cutoff. Though staff also call after the cutoff time. They also come to work and leave a couple ho...
  6. Holiday Patient Enigma

    It was the late-1980s and a perfect holiday eve before the phone rang. I was reading a captivating mystery and enjoying a glass of Cote du Rhone as the crackling, hypnotic fire licked the pine logs. The blazing fire’s red and gold flames flickered on...
  7. MasterStreet

    Holidays at Work

    The Holidays are finally upon us and many of our nurses and un-licensed nursing staff will be working for much of the Holiday season; taking them away from their families and friends. I have been in nursing for 24 years working my way from a CNA to R...
  8. allnurses

    Happy Holidays Ebook

    Version 2020

    Happy Holidays everyone!! It's the time for feeling jolly. We put together an ebook that will put a smile on your face. Share it with your friends, family, and coworker. Share, Forward, and Print. Enjoy and smile while you read over this c...

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  9. Acknowledging the Sadness of the Holidays

    As soon as October starts the race seems to be on. Gone from store shelves are the school supplies, replaced by Halloween candy and costumes. Thanksgiving brings some pilgrims and turkeys but largely gets shoved aside in favor of CHRISTMAS with a cap...
  10. Who is getting the holidays off? Do you prefer the holidays off or would you rather work? How do you get your holidays off? What's your secret? Click Like if you enjoyed toon. Please share your favorite version with friends and post your co...
  11. tnbutterfly - Mary

    Self-Care for Nurses During the Holidays

    Nurses face challenges year round, but we all know the extra stresses that the holidays bring with all the special preparations and activities. With many nurses working stressful jobs having to deal with the health challenges of others as well as the...
  12. Once again, I will be working on this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. However, I do not object to working on Thanksgiving like so many others. First of all, I am a single female with no husband or kids, so I come home to an empty house anyway. Secondl...
  13. Do nurses get holidays off?

    Some have kids, some don't. Some value Thanksgiving and Christmas over the New Years holidays. How often do you find yourselves working important holidays? I have a 2 YO and am looking forward to a nursing career, but if that means missing out on my ...
  14. The Gift of Hope

    Weeks after nursing school ended and I had passed the boards, I found myself in a newer community hospital in the most multifaceted unit that I've (since) ever worked. Our patient population ranged from general medical and fresh postoperative patient...
  15. VivaLasViejas

    Olden Times and Ancient Rhymes

    It was the official opening of the holiday season at my assisted-living facility: a twelve-foot tree, fresh from the farm, stood in the corner of the great room as boxes and boxes of decorations were brought downstairs from their hiding place in the ...
  16. J.Adderton

    10 Don'ts For Less Holiday Pressure

    The pressure of the holiday season seems to begin building earlier each year. From holiday anticipation to New Year dread, a full range of emotions hits us before the first leaves fall. We barely make it through the marketing bombardment of all thi...
  17. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. My family spends the day steeped in tradition, including a large southern-style meal. After the feast, anyone 16 years and younger participate in the annual holiday talent show. Because the pandemic has ...
  18. Dr Georgianna Donadio

    Stress Proofing the Holidays

    Celebrating the Holidays During the Pandemic The holidays can be a wonderful time to enjoy and celebrate friends and family. They can also be hectic, stressful, and exhausting. This year that is doubly so as many of us continue to remain socially...
  19. Merry Christmas Mr. J

    He was a proud war veteran, this man who changed my life. He lived alone in a tiny apartment and had no family left alive, at least none that he knew of. He was alone, yet he was fiercely independent, and now he was dying. I was a fledgling hospice h...
  20. Carol Ebert

    Holiday Stress Busters

    Sure, you might have said last year I’ve got to do things differently and yet here it is again in your face. Tips to Decrease Holiday StressOf course, some of you have already made some great changes to simplify, slow down and put the holiday in pers...
  21. Shopping for presents, wrapping them late so no one sees what you bought, baking cookies to keep the family tradition, making the stuffing and pies and then falling into bed exhausted only to wake up in a daze when everyone else is excited about Chri...
  22. Maureen Bonatch MSN

    When It's Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    Months before the holidays arrive we start getting bombarded with advertisements and movies depicting the perfect holiday scene. These fictional people are happy, and stressors are wrapped up while everyone exchanges beautiful gifts complete with a h...
  23. A Christmas to Remember

    Many years ago, I was working as a nurse while in the US Army. It was my first Christmas away from home and, as luck would have it, I was scheduled to be on duty on December 25th. Unbelievable! Not only would I be away from my family, but I would als...
  24. I recently got a job offer at a busy cardiology clinic to be their CT nurse for the 64-slice. The manager said they are closed holidays, but since I have never worked in a clinic, I am not aware of which holidays clinics are usually closed.
  25. Ready for Christmas

    "Any change today?" I asked the nurse at her bedside. "Not really," she replied. "She has been unresponsive like this ever since she came back from the O.R. on Friday." "What happened to her last week? I didn't get the whole story." "They brought her...