Sunday, January 17, 2010

Thousands of Doctors and Nurses to Aid Haiti Earthquake Victims

Our doctors and nurses cannot simply watch as their fellow heath care workers sleep only a very few hours in order to answer the call of duty. Dozens of doctors and nurses in the United States of America prepared themselves and the necessary medical equipments to bring aid to the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. They will temporarily leave the technology-aided practice of profession in the big city to work alongside their fellow doctors and nurses in Haiti.

The current situation of Haiti as of the moment is severe and far from adequate source of electricity, high tech equipments, and even safe water. Registered nurses from across the country, numbering at about 9,200 have already packed gauze, rubber gloves and other medical supplies, and will fly to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. They expect to help in areas wherein their voluntary help is needed the most.

In the aftermath of the Earthquake, Haitians are dying from contaminated water more than anything else. Situation is expected to worsen as cholera and measles would soon also strike the already ill-stricken country.

Now, more than ever, volunteer nurses and doctors are needed. The medical organizations are expecting more to enlist. We deeply thank everyone who comes in their nursing scrubs and lab coats to aid the Haitians.

LATimes mentioned in an article some of the nurses who dedicated a part of their lives to the victims of Haiti earthquake, and we also want to extend our heartfelt thanks to them.

The doctors and nurses of Los Angeles Country-USC Medical Center
Members of Southern California Nurses Association
Antelope Valley Hospital
Claudel Thamas – critical nurse
Lunie Dorcin – Nurse
Ramon Cestero – trauma and critical care surgeon, County-USC
Kimberly Adams – RN
Thousands other more

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

How To Be A Happy Nurse At Work

Know Yourself

Before you take a step into the nursing world, build a real nurse in you. You can help develop yourself by reading lots of substantial materials. You need not stay in the library most of the time neither should you know every bookstore in town. And if you don’t like reading very much, the free audio downloads in the internet will do well also. Talking to others, especially to those who are experienced, can also help develop yourself while already in the profession – letting you find your passion and know your interests in life.

Love What You Do

When you no longer see your current work as thrilling as before, you start falling into the world of boredom and simply see the job as a routine that you have to deal with everyday. If you feel like you’re into this problematic state already, look into the positive things. This way, you’d start loving your job again. And this kind of thinking is a sturdy pillar you can use when you work as a nurse.

See Problems as Opportunity to Grow

The problems you face everyday are challenges from which you can learn. Complaining and asking others to provide you solutions is acting like a baby crying when he wants a bottle of milk in his mouth. But if you find solutions yourself, you’ll be amazed at how easy you would be able to deal with future problems. You can ask your colleagues for ideas. Brainstorm with a group of people. That should make a good start.