Lower Back Pain in Nurses: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Lower Back Pain in Nurses: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Nurses are at a high risk of developing low back pain (LBP) due to the physical demands of their job. LBP is a common problem in the general population, but it is even more prevalent among nurses. A study published in the journal Pain found that the lifetime prevalence of LBP among nurses is 90%, and the recurrence rate is over 70%.Causes of LBP in Nurses:Repetitive movements: Nurses often perform repetitive movements, such as lifting and transferring patients, bending over to reach patients …
Sep 27th 2023 Green Scrubs

Dealing with Alzheimer's Disease as a Health Care Worker and protecting yourself from the onset of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes memory loss and other cognitive decline. There is no cure for Alzheimer's, but there are things that healthcare workers can do to help mitigate the symptoms in their patients. Here are some of the ways that healthcare workers can help: Provide education and support to patients and their families. Healthcare workers can help patients and their families understand the disease, its symptoms, and treatment options. They can als …
Sep 2nd 2023 Green Scrubs

​Labor Day: Honoring Healthcare Heroes and the Spirit of Dedication

Labor Day, a national holiday celebrated in many countries around the world, holds a significant place in our calendars. Beyond being a day of relaxation, barbecues, and parades, it's a time to honor the contributions of workers to society. In particular, Labor Day resonates profoundly with healthcare professionals like you who embody the essence of dedication and service. Labor Day was created as a tribute to the labor movement's efforts to secure fair wages, reasonable working hours, an …
Aug 28th 2023 Green Scrubs

Qixi Festival - Chinese Valentine's Day

The Qixi Festival will be observed on August 22 this year. It is a holiday celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month in the Chinese calendar. As it’s based on an ancient romantic fable of two lovers and is popularly known as the Chinese “Valentine’s Day.” With roots deep in ancient Chinese folklore, this festival weaves a beautiful narrative that transcends centuries, reminding us of the profound and unbreakable bonds that love can create.The Tale of Zhinü and NiulangAt the heart of …
Aug 21st 2023 Green Scrubs

Superheroes in Healthcare

In the world of healthcare, doctors and nurses are not only medical professionals but also everyday heroes who use their skills, knowledge, and compassion to make a tangible difference in the lives of those they treat. Comparing them to superheroes is a testament to their remarkable contributions and the profound respect and gratitude they deserve.  Healing Powers: Just like superheroes possess unique powers, doctors and nurses have the power to heal. They diagnose illnesses, create treatm …
Aug 14th 2023 Green Scrubs

Navigating Extreme Heat: A Guide for Healthcare Workers

As the mercury rises and heatwaves become more frequent, the effects of extreme heat on our health cannot be ignored. Healthcare workers, who are at the forefront of patient care, need to be acutely aware of the potential risks associated with prolonged spells of scorching temperatures. With temperatures soaring above 100 degrees for extended periods, staying cool and hydrated is not just a matter of comfort – it's a critical aspect of maintaining your well-being. In this blog, we'll delve …
Aug 2nd 2023 Green Scrubs

Barbie is Here to Help

Barbie found a new, huge audience recently with her big screen debut 64 years after she was introduced to a world full of girls looking for a role model. When one thinks of Barbie, one might not immediately make a connection to the world of healthcare. But upon closer examination, we discover that the positive attributes embodied by Barbie can inspire and resonate with women in healthcare. Ambition and Leadership: Barbie has taken on numerous roles throughout her career, demonstrating ambit …
Jul 25th 2023 Green Scrubs

​Keeping it Fun in the Sun

July is UV Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of ultraviolet (UV) radiation and the importance of sun safety. The thought of relaxing outside on a sunny day is a welcome one and there are significant benefits associated with this: ⦁Increased vitamin D production: Sunlight helps the body produce vitamin D, which is essential for bone health and immune function. ⦁Improved mood: Sunlight exposure has been shown to boost mood and reduce the risk of depression. ⦁Reduced risk of …
Jul 7th 2023 Green Scrubs

​It's the Fourth of July. Don't lose an Eye!

The 4th of July is a time for celebration, but it's also a time when people are much more likely to get injured. Here are the top 5 reasons for ER visits on the 4th of July:  Fireworks-related injuries. Fireworks are a popular way to celebrate the holiday, but they can also be dangerous. Every year, thousands of people are injured by fireworks, including burns, eye injuries, and amputations. Drowning. People are more likely to be around water on the 4th of July, which increases t …
Jun 30th 2023 Green Scrubs

What happened to the Carefree days of Summer?

For many people, summer is a time to relax and enjoy the warm weather. But for healthcare workers, the summer can be a challenging time. There are a number of reasons why summer can be difficult for healthcare workers. One is the hot weather. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities can be very hot, especially during heat waves. This can make it difficult for healthcare workers to stay cool and comfortable, and it can also increase their risk of heat-related illnesses. Another challenge o …
Jun 23rd 2023 Green Scrubs

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