Category: TRAINING

Gastroparesis: A slow-emptying stomach can cause nausea and vomiting

If you have a daily commute, a backup of traffic or road work may delay you, but you’ll eventually reach your destination. Gastroparesis, a digestive condition, can be imagined as a slowed commute through the stomach. But the delay involved can cause uncomfortable symptoms, and may have other health consequences that can affect nutrition and […]

Are You Depressed? Know The Signs

Nurses often work in high-stress environments and deal with life and death situations. This makes us almost twice as likely to experience depression as people in other professions. That’s why it is important understand the signs and know how to get help. The good news is that since we’re in the health care industry, we have […]

Make Healthy Substitutions

Welcome to Day 4 of the Healthy Holidays Challenge, powered by Compass One Healthcare! During the holidays, you can’t escape classic recipes like stuffing and mashed potatoes. Or can you? If you’re preparing the meal or bringing a dish to a gathering, contribute a healthy (yet delicious) substitute. Cauliflower is a versatile, low-carb, low-calorie vegetable […]

Icy fingers and toes: Poor circulation or Raynaud’s phenomenon?

If your fingers or toes ever turn pale (or even ghostly white) and go numb when exposed to cold, you might assume you just have poor circulation. That’s what I used to think when I first started noticing this problem with my own hands many years ago. It usually happened near the end of a […]

Is a common pain reliever safe during pregnancy?

For years, products containing acetaminophen, such as the pain reliever Tylenol, were largely viewed as safe to take during pregnancy. Hundreds of widely available over-the-counter remedies, including popular cold, cough, and flu products, contain acetaminophen. Not surprisingly, some 65% of women in the US report taking it during pregnancy to relieve a headache or to […]

Sneak Fitness Into Your Routine

The good news is that you don’t have to be in a gym to sneak some fitness into your daily routine. Heidi Rye‍, an RN and certified group fitness instructor, has shared some great ideas on how to incorporate fitness moves into your routine, if you’re crunched for time. Balancing an 8-12-hour work day with […]

The Case For Taking A Break

Jacklynn Lesniak MS BSN RN NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer and the Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) shares the case for taking a break. CTCA has pioneered innovative practices around nurse rest and rejuvenation and has seen significant results.   Employers […]

Evoking calm: Practicing mindfulness in daily life helps

It’s easy to say you simply don’t have time to be mindful. With so much going on in daily life, who has time to stop and be present? But everyone has at least 10 minutes to spare to practice mindfulness. The point of these brief, daily reflections is to help you tap into calmness whenever […]