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How to Turn Around a Bad Nursing Shift

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Bad days happen to all nurses. Sometimes, it may seem like there is nothing but bad days, and that’s a sign that you are nearing the burnout stage. However, If you find yourself in the middle of 'one of those days', you can find ways to regain your pre-shift optimism.

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Bad days happen to all nurses. Sometimes, it may seem like there is nothing but bad days, and that’s a sign that you are nearing the burnout stage. However, If you find yourself in the middle of 'one of those days', you can find ways to regain your pre-shift optimism. It isn’t easy to find a way to recover from a doctor berating you, a difficult code or constant interruptions, but there are techniques you can use to turn it around. You won’t be skipping down the hall, but at least you will be able to continue without the black spectre of what happened earlier in the shift hanging over your head.

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Lynda Lampert
Lynda is a registered nurse with three years experience on a busy surgical floor in a city hospital. She graduated with an Associates degree in Nursing from Mercyhurst College Northeast in 2007 and lives in Erie, Pennsylvania in the United States. In her work, she took care of patients post operatively from open heart surgery, immediately post-operatively from gastric bypass, gastric banding surgery and post abdominal surgery. She also dealt with patient populations that experienced active chest pain, congestive heart failure, end stage renal disease, uncontrolled diabetes and a variety of other chronic, mental and surgical conditions.
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21 Jun 2022
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This resource was great and provided really great advice.
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Joelaine Singh
06 May 2022
This short article is a good reminder to all nurses to look after themselves.
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