By Crystal Norris, R.N.
Nursing can be a tough job. When it comes to our day-to-day routine, we deal with a lot of sticky, stinky situations. We have fine-tuned so many skills that help in these situations during our careers. So being the geniuses that nurses are - we have come up with some pretty amazing hacks to make our jobs easier over the years. There are no shortcuts for excellent nursing care, but here are a few tips and tricks to help you along the way.
Vital Signs and Assessments
Cleaning Up Messes
Clean Nurse = Happy Nurse
NG Tubes and Foleys
These are just a few of the great hacks that nurses have used to make their lives easier at work. Many of these tips contribute to the comfort and dignity of your patients. Placing IVs, foley catheters, and NG tubes are some of the most uncomfortable procedures that patients go through in the hospital. Code browns can be very embarrassing for patients, so using these tips for those situations can make things a little better for all involved. Your patients will be happy, and you will enjoy being the rockstar nurse that you are!
Crystal Lynn Norris RN - Crystal has been a Registered Nurse specializing in Labor & Delivery for the past three years. Her favorite part of her profession is being able to help women to find their strength bringing new life into the world. Crystal is a wife and mother to her sweet daughter Ruby. In her free time, she enjoys writing, traveling, and spending time with family.
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