Author: Catherine

Stuck In A Rut? – Check Out These TED Talks

Being in healthcare is not for the faint-hearted. It takes grit and staying power. But we are human and we all feel stuck sometimes — whether it’s on a creative project, in a job where we feel like we’ve plateaued, or in a mental state we just can’t seem to shake out of. These talks may help give you that jolt. For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: Do something new. Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days....

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Nurses and Healthcare Workers Across the U.S. Are Refusing Mandatory Flu Vaccines

The flu vaccine has been surrounded by speculation recently over claims that not only is the shot ineffective, but that it can actually be harmful. One tends to wonder about the safety of these vaccines if even the nurses are refusing to get vaccinated. For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: It is always instilled in us to trust doctors and nurses implicitly, but there is a certain double standard going on if the nurses who are giving you the flu vaccine are so against it that they themselves refuse to have one. The...

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Vitamin C combo found to slash death rate from Sepsis almost 5-fold.

Each year, an estimated 1 million Americans get sepsis and up to half of them die as a result. Startling as these statistics might seem, treatment can be a challenge with infections becoming more resistant to the drugs used to combat them. Sepsis is a progressive disease process initiated by an aggressive, dysfunctional immune response to an infection in the bloodstream, which is why it’s sometimes referred to as blood poisoning. While illnesses such as bronchitis, pneumonia, strep throat, kidney infection or even localized infections can turn septic, sepsis is most commonly acquired in hospital settings. Starting out with symptoms of infection,...

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Dear Nurses, you are appreciated!

Before moving to Las Vegas, Dr. Damania was a practicing hospitalist (internal medicine doctor specializing in patients admitted to the hospital) at Stanford University for 10 years. He also has been writing and performing comedic raps as ZDoggMD, an internet celebrity known for his music videos, parodies, and comic sketches about medical issues as well as systemic issues to do with healthcare. For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: ZdoggMD’s work has been called “entertainment that might save your life”.  He has been labeled as “the jolliest doctor on the West Coast”,[21] and “a genuine doctor who uses YouTube as a...

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The importance of staying Hydrated before and after a shift.

According to researchers in the UK, the cognitive function of a “significant” number of hospital nurses may be impaired because they are turning up for work dehydrated or not drinking enough fluids during shifts. Authors of the study noted that dehydration of as little as 2% of your total body weight may impair physical and cognitive performance. For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: Their study, published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, was to investigate the prevalence of dehydration at the start and end of shifts in nurses and doctors on-call. The research involved 88...

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