It’s Nurses Month and Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) is proud to participate in the first week of this event, which focuses on self-care. HNHN is a free nurse wellness initiative that is open to all. Nurse self-care is more vital than ever now as we face the COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying stress, isolation, and anxiety. Each day we will send you a hope-filled message with a #healthynurse wellness story and helpful tips to help improve your quality of life, nutrition, physical activity, safety, and rest. For even more wellness tips, challenges, contests, resources, and more. Join NOW to access a free 1 year Headspace PLUS subscription.
Sarah Oerther, a nursing instructor at Saint Louis University, makes often over-looked safety issues like flu immunizations and antibiotic stewardship both a professional and family priority!
HNHN SAFETY TIPS WITH A FOCUS ON WORKPLACE VIOLENCE, INCIVILITY, AND BULLYING PREVENTION
Incivility and bullying can cause nurses to suffer physically, mentally, and emotionally. In addition, they both can lead to burnout or cause nurses to leave the profession entirely. Now is the time to be extra civil to each other, not only because it’s National Nurse Month, but we all need the lift for our spirits. There is enough negativity in the world. Here’s how you can be the change:
Need more actions to combat workplace violence and bullying? Visit ANA’s #EndNurseAbuse webpages here. You can download the resource guide and sign the #EndNurseAbuse pledge.
List some small changes you can make to feel more balanced when you’re off work. Tell us in our private Facebook group or join in the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation discussion. (You must join HNHN first).
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