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15 Tips on Conflict Management for Nurses

Conflicts are inevitable in any workplace, including healthcare settings like nursing. Here are 15 tips for conflict management as a nurse: Stay Calm: When conflicts arise, try to remain calm and composed. Emotions can escalate the situation. Active Listening: Listen attentively to the other party w...
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7 Ways to Cope With Emotional Triggers at Work

Being a medical professional means that you are more than likely to experience at least one traumatic experience during your career. As a nurse, your chances of developing PTSD from a traumatic event on the job are higher than other medical professions. With the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses are experie...
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Impossible Task of Satisfying Everyone: 4 Healthier Ways RNs Can

Have you ever thought to yourself, “How am I supposed to get all this work done in only one shift?” Nurses have so many people to please, tasks to complete, and departments to coordinate. Not to mention the fact that they are also responsible for documenting most of this work. It is possible to ...
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Find Your Road Map: Psych, Substance Abuse, & Pain Management RN

Everyone loves a road trip, but some people hate to plan them. Others have a good eye for details and thinking about how all the little pieces come together to form the big picture. These nursing specialties are similar. To thrive in them, you have to be able to see and understand your patient’s n...
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10 Nursing Secrets For Handling Difficult Family Members

Nurses are front-line providers who are regularly face-to-face with patients and their families. That comes with some unique challenges. One of those challenges can come in the form of a rude or difficult family member. Maybe this situation sounds familiar: You’re a nurse doing your best to care f...
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4 Ways to Set Boundaries With Difficult Behavior Patients

Difficult behavior patients have a range of behaviors: needy, rude, demanding, mean, aggressive, or violent. They monopolize more of the nurse’s time than warranted for their illness and prevent nurses from being with patients who are more critical. Patients that are confused or have mental illnes...
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