For many people, the holidays are a positive, happy experience. Giving gifts, seeing family, eating delicious food and enjoying festive decorations are a seasonal delight. But for others, the holidays can turn into a stressful nightmare due to an accident or injury. Here are some of the most common accidents that healthcare providers see over the holidays.
For a patient living with diabetes, the holidays can be one of the hardest times of the year. Foods are typically heavy, indulgent and loaded with sugar. These foods can easily contribute to weight gain and increased blood sugar levels. If you’re in good control of your overall health and blood sugar levels, having occasional holiday food won’t be a problem. But, if you’re not careful, those eating habits can cause long-term effects and damage to your well-being. With the following tips, you can still enjoy the holidays and keep your weight and blood sugar under control.
The holidays are quickly approaching, bringing with them one of the busiest times of the year for emergency rooms. Working as an ER nurse during the holidays can be difficult, but with the right tools and mindset, you can get through the next few weeks just like any other time of the year. Below are a few great pieces of advice to help nurses stay sane in the ER over the holidays.
As our country celebrates Black History Month, now is an excellent time to reflect on all the contributions and medical advancements made by African-American physicians, nurses and other medical professionals. These individuals have profoundly impacted not only their fields, but our society as a whole.
While everyone else is lighting candles, caroling, opening gifts and spending time with family, healthcare workers are still caring for patients. Hospitals must remain fully staffed with doctors and nurses even around the holidays. Although for healthcare workers this may mean not being able to be home for the holidays and celebrate with family or friends, everyone can pull together to celebrate and make the best of their situations while caring for their patients.