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6 Ideas to Make Kids Comfortable in Healthcare

6 Tips for Working with Kids

  Big kids, little kids, well-behaved kids, and tired kids — one way or another, sticky fingers are in your future. With some respect, humor, and crayons, you can make everyone’s experience more enjoyable and promote a healthy outcome. Here are six tips for healthcare professionals working with children. 1. Create a kid-friendly space If ...

How Nurses Can Keep Feet Healthy

Happy Feet: 10 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Promote Foot Health

“My feet hurt!” How many times have you heard that … or said it yourself? Foot pain is the No. 1 complaint of nurses. When your feet hurt, it’s the only thing you can think about. Any other bright spots in your day — funny moments with patients or the kindnesses of your peers — ...

How to work with elderly patients

Understanding How To Provide Care To Elderly Patients

The number of Americans over the age of 65 is projected to double, from 46 million today to over 98 million by 2060, which will make up almost 24 percent of the population. Yes, you read those numbers right! In all branches of healthcare, and because we’re living longer on average as a society, a ...

Empathy is important for quality healthcare

Tips for Being Empathetic When Providing Care

Suppose you pulled a muscle in your back while doing housework, and you’ve been in severe pain for the past three days. You need a hand to help sit or stand, and sleeping is almost impossible because you can’t find a position that doesn’t cause your back to ache. You’re in tears when you finally ...

Clear communication is important for healthcare professionals

A Healthcare Professional’s Guide to Clear Patient Communication

Communication is the number one trait for building relationships, gaining trust, and getting the outcome you want. It’s also one of the most critical skills healthcare workers need to care for your patients. When patients don’t understand their nurse or healthcare professional, it can cause unneeded stress, confusion, anger, or even serious harm. Take the example ...

5 Ways Nurses Can Build Rapport With Patients

Whether you’re taking care of a patient in a hospital room or in their own home as a nurse, you’re the healthcare professional a patient interacts with the most. A good nurse can make a world of difference in a patient’s life, helping make an often miserable (and frightening!) experience easier to handle. While you ...

5 Ways Nurses Can Improve Their Sleep Habits

You know how fantastic you feel after one night of great sleep: happy, alert, engaged. And we all know the bleary-eyed drudgery the day after getting no rest. Nurses face special challenges when it comes to establishing good sleep habits: night shifts and changing schedules, high-pressure workdays, and emotional entanglements with patients, just to name ...