This the beginning of a series that we plan to run periodically here at the SOAP notes. It will likely take a few different forms as time goes by, but we want to pay recognition to some great nurses out there, past and present.
We had the privilege of attending the 10th annual TravCon last week (for those unaware, it’s a conference in Las Vegas for traveling nurses), and it was a great experience meeting so many dedicated nurses and other allied health professionals. A few conversations with these nurses spurred my thinking on a topic near and dear to Cerebro – the concept of nurses as entrepreneurs.
Are you starting at a new hospital or department? Or maybe you’re a nurse on the Cerebro marketplace (wink wink) and picked up a per diem shift at the hospital across town. Here are some tips and tricks to help you start off on the right foot!
First of all, I feel like the moderately cheesy title deserves a brief explanation. When I worked in Lean departments in various hospitals, I heard no shortage of greetings phrased as “Lean” puns (i.e. “how you leaning?”), including the one above. The one I chose felt like the best of the bunch as a title for an ongoing blog series, so there it is.
Empowerment is a strong tool. When we empower ourselves and the people around us, great things happen. The environment becomes more pleasant, attitudes become more positive, and everyone seems to work better together. Here are 31 ways to empower your patients, co-workers, and yourself to help make every shift a little better.