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Nurse fatigue: The silent epidemic

Mitigating this serious threat to health and safety Are you getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period? According to...

Safety huddles: A safety net for nurses amid the COVID-19 pandemic

In March 2020, our 31-bed geriatric medical unit was designated the first COVID-19 unit in a teaching hospital located in a New York City...

COVID-19 Survival Tip #1: Time to disconnect

We live in a world where many people are attached to their electronic devices. Like a fetus attached to their mother via an umbilical...

Resiliency rising!

Ten just-in-time self-care strategies. Takeaways Experiencing stress and anxiety during the pandemic is a normal response to an abnormal situation. The combination of work, family,...

From trauma to post traumatic growth

My 94-year old grandfather told me a story of a mentor from his church. She was a nurse during the 1918 influenza pandemic that...

The power of self-care: An ENERGY model to combat clinician burnout

It’s more important than ever for nurses to take care of themselves. Takeaways: Clinicians are experiencing alarming rates of burnout. Self-care is essential to maintaining...

Keeping well during COVID-19 pandemic

One nurse’s story. When Sarah Oerther, MSN, MEd, RN, FRSPH, was selected for ANA Enterprise’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) #healthy­nurse spotlight in late 2019,...

Health and happiness depend on each other

New research published in Psychological Science provides new evidence to the claim that a happy outlook can have an impact on your physical health. The...

An uptick in number of cases of broken heart syndrome is associated with COVID-19

Stress cardiomyopathy, often called broken heart syndrome, is a condition “caused by intense emotional or physical stress leading to rapid and severe reversible cardiac...

Nurses need to heal: Addressing COVID-19 related burnout

From inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to caring for sicker patients, the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the United States healthcare system in an unprecedented...