The Pulse of the Profession
Welcome to the ShiftMed blog where we discuss everything nursing, from professional insights to healthcare holidays to helpful hints for working with us.
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world got a hard look at the nursing profession. Everyone hailed nurses as heroes (which they always have been), watching them battle mental and physical exhaustion and burnout on the frontlines of care. It was apparent nurses weren't okay. Today, they still aren't okay—and our 2022 State of Nursing Survey results reflect that. But, as you'll see, there are specific incentives that would make them feel differently.
Not all patients’ ailments are physical. They need ongoing support and care for psychiatric conditions, like someone healing from a broken bone or chronic illness. In these instances, they rely on the expert skills of a mental health nurse to lead better lives.
After a surgical procedure, patients are in a vulnerable state. Waking up from anesthesia can lead to complications ranging from nausea and vomiting to pain and swelling.
Cancer is one of the most prevalent and life-threatening diseases in the world. Treating cancer patients is much more than just overseeing chemotherapy. It offers education, emotional support, and hope to patients and their loved ones.