Recent studies show that two-thirds of nurses have considered quitting their job because it’s so stressful. There’s no question that nursing is a stressful profession, and it’s clearly taking a toll on the women and men who dedicate their days (or nights) to serving others. That’s why self-care for nurses is so necessary.

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AuthorCourtney Tracy

Locked-in syndrome is a rare neurological condition in which patients have no voluntary muscle movement with exception of their eyes. Patients are awake and conscious, but do not have the ability to move (with exception of moving their eyes) including swallowing, speaking, or any active range of motion. 

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AuthorCourtney Tracy

Need some tips dealing with stressful situations? We never really get taught to deal with stress in life – and that’s why so many of us struggle with it.

But here’s the thing: If you can learn how to manage stress now, it will pay off for the rest of your life. Just imagine learning how to effortlessly overcome any stressful situation in your life. You’ll feel happier. You’ll worry less. Your life will become a much smoother, enjoyable journey. Isn’t that an incredible thought?

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AuthorCourtney Tracy

As a nurse, you may encounter an array of mobility issues across a span of different kinds of patients. In fact, the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control says that almost 40 million adults in the U.S. experience some degree of difficulty with physical functioning, with over 17 million reporting being unable to walk a quarter mile.

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AuthorCourtney Tracy

Here in New Mexico we have many rattlesnakes slithering around. Have you ever encountered one of these in your path? I once cared for a patient who had a rattlesnake on her front lawn and she tried to shoo it away. Obviously this didn't go well because she became my patient later that night! What do you do if someone has been bit by a rattlesnake?