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How to Manage Stress and Anxiety as a Traveling Nurse

Traveling nurse is a good career option, but there are some disadvantages. In addition, some advantages include the possibility of traveling around the world, gaining practice, helping others, and a good salary. Besides all these advantages, there are also disadvantages of this job. The job of a traveling nurse is one of the most stressful jobs nowadays. Every job carries a certain amount of stress, but this one is often much more than the average. Everyday pressures at work lead to anxiety. During the working day, traveling nurses encounter patients in serious conditions, death, filling out a lot of documentation,…

Handling the Road Stress and Fatigue as a Travel Nurse

Working as a traveling nurse can be exciting and rewarding. However, while it might seem like a working vacation, it comes with its own share of stress and can be quite tiring. New destinations present a task of adjusting to a number of changes: from the environment, culture, bosses, colleagues, and more, which can be challenging. In addition, working irregular schedules and long hours can leave you fatigued. If you are to be your best and perform your job well, it is important to give your well-being the attention it deserves amidst the demands of the job. Here are some…

Reduce Stress with a Healthy Eating Plan

One reason busy, stressed people gain weight is that they eat fast food or go out to eat more frequently. This is reasonable; you may not have time to come home and make something from scratch after a long day of running about. When you’re stressed, though, healthy eating at home might help you lose weight since the meals you prepare are generally healthier. (They’re healthier than fast food, and the quantities are typically smaller and lower in fat than restaurant fare.)Cooking at home can also save you money, which may reduce your stress levels indirectly by relieving the financial…

How Self-Care Can Assist You in Stress Management

Many of us have so many duties in life that we neglect to look after our own needs. This is especially true for those who are responsible for a large number of people. Self-care is a vital element of stress management, even if it’s difficult to prioritize when you have so many other things on your to-do list. How Self-Care Can Help You When we’re physically and emotionally exhausted, we’re less equipped to handle the challenges that life throws at us. Or, to put it another way, when we are physically and emotionally at our best, we are more robust…

Calming Techniques for Distressed Patients

AMN Healthcare provided this article. Administering calming techniques to distressed patients is a skill of great value to any travel nurse because, let’s face it, most patients don’t enjoy being in the hospital.  It can be a trying time, and it’s common for patients to struggle with fear, stress, anxiety, pain, and other physical symptoms. You must use emotional intelligence when dealing with difficult patients. This refers to non-clinical skills like self-awareness, social awareness, and self-regulation. Learning how to stay calm takes intention and skill. Sometimes, the stress can get the best of the patient, and their emotions take over.…

Stress Relief: How Travel Nurses Can Use Their Time to Recharge

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Being a travel nurse is an exciting and fulfilling role. However, due to the responsibilities this job bears, many nurses tend to get overwhelmed and stressed. Even though most jobs nowadays are stressful now and then, prolonged stress can have extreme consequences on your health. This leads to burnouts and even mental illnesses like anxiety and depression! Due to that, taking care of your mental health and taking time to get relieved from stress is crucial for this type of job. Since, as a travel nurse, you spend most of your time helping patients,…

Mental Health Resources: Combatting Stress Brought on by the Pandemic

This article was provided by Krucial Staffing. This article was written by: Courtney Holmes. The strain and stress this pandemic has put on healthcare workers is indescribable. COVID-19 created challenges healthcare workers had never faced before. At the same time, simultaneously overwhelming hospitals with patients who needed isolation at a speed many were not ready for. According to a poll done by the Washington Post in April 2021, six in 10 healthcare workers say the stress from the pandemic has harmed their mental health. If you feel like your mental health has been affected over the past two years, you are not alone.  “Healthcare…

How To Leave A Stressful Nursing Shift Behind

This article was provided by AMN Healthcare. Perhaps now more than ever, whether you’re a travel nurse or a perm nurse, you’ve been stressed during and after a nursing shift. Everyone has those days when you can’t seem to stop for a bite to eat or even a bathroom break. Nursing stress is common and can easily lead to nurse burnout, but with these easy stress management tips, you will be feeling recharged in no time. Tips for leaving a stressful nursing shift behind: 1. Unplug and relax A quiet routine can quickly soothe your ruffled soul. Follow these tips…

Pandemic Remnants: Secondary Traumatic Stress an Interview with Lesly Kelly, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Pandemic Remnants: Secondary Traumatic Stress with Lesly Kelly, PhD, RN, FAAN from Elite Learning Experiences on Vimeo. Elite Learning recently sat down with Lesly Kelly, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, to discuss the pandemic remnants and the effect it has had on secondary traumatic stress. In the video, the following questions were answered: What is the issue of secondary trauma or traumatic stress?How has it changed with COVID?What will be some of the challenges our nurses will face after we finally move out of this crisis of COVID and the many years to come?What hope or optimism do you have for nursing?…