Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Reminding We Nurses To Adequately Nurse Our Selfs

December 9, 2010 by  
Filed under CNA Training, Real Nurse Vedio

Have you ever wondered what the stress of nursing is for you? We know that stress causes cortisol levels to rise, which raises blood pressure, increase our level of sugar in the blood, increasing our fat, etc blah, blah, blah. The purpose of this paper is not to teach you something I’ve already learned in the pathophysiology of class.

We know that high levels of stress can cause weight gain, and we know that obesity complicates every disease there is. Obesity has been associated with a higher incidence of breast cancer, etc. As nurses, we know all these things.

Do not go there. Instead, the message of this article is about the emotional cost of stress related to high nursing care in your life. stress of nursing is so unique. It is virtually impossible to explain to non-nurses … sure!

How do you explain how it feels to have your pager to go to two different patients at the same time? One is in severe pain and vomiting. Add to this scenario, “Transport-tech”who come to the floor, wondering if the pre-surgical patient is ready to go to surgery because of anesthesia and surgery waiting downstairs. Damn! You will not receive a checklist is not over yet! It is said that the situation several times an hour 12 + hours at a time and you have the stress of lactation.

The nursing stress rises so fast that leaves you speechless with their friends and family. The idea of describing what you go through during their working day is done so tired I just do not. Do not tell your friends. Do not tell your family. You may be emotionally arrested to some extent, as they begin to take things.

Have you ever wondered,“Am I depressed and I don’t even know it?” You can find the answer to this question by looking at what you do on your days off. After a tiring day at work at once, n is not uncommon to hear a nurse described her day like that, “All morning, I could still hear my pager going off and the monitors too. I stayed in my pajamas until the afternoon. All I had energy to do was zone out on TV and eat.”

It’s a matter of life and death to find healthy outlets for the nursing stress in your life!

When thinking about picking up the phone and talk to a dear and trusted friend to “relieve some pressure” becomes too much for you to drive, there may be a problem. Maybe they used to refer to him as a “mental health” day, but when all your days off like this, can be a problem.

In general, isolation (not to talk, stuffing it with food, not to socialize) the warning signs of stress too Nursing in your life. Beware of “shut down” mode.

Aware of the separation is a problem. Aware that the unit is the answer.

Here are some things that can work to combat the stress of nursing:

*Talk with your fellow nurses, nurse manager, department head, your friends, your family, your mentors. If you do not want to talk about the details at least talk about your feelings and what you intend to change your situation.

  *Use mentors in his life. (Spiritual, mental, emotional, physical entrepreneurship).

  *Trip / excursion with your spouse or a friend regularly every week.

  *Join groups with similar interests to yours. (Do not just participate. Talk!) The effect of a group can not be underestimated.

  *Using vitamins and supplements.

  *Eat healthy snacks (remember the low-carb, high fiber / protein).

  *Watch your sugar intake (there are alternatives to high sugar coffee!).

  *Blog on various topics.

  *Oin online nursing forums and participate.

  *Write and journal.

  *Share your writing and filed with trustworthy people.

  *After 30 days mental cleaning (being very selective about what they “take in” mentally).

A very wise woman, gave a speech to a group. She said it had reached a turning point in his life and wanted to make a change. The most important thing was to change his life this summer: She began to “LIVE OUTLOUD”.  She ended her silence.

Nurses, if you do nothing else, begin to live out loud!