Nurse Insights

At OHN, we’re always eager to expand our knowledge. Our blog Nurse Insights brings current learnings, stories, and insights every two weeks from professionals in the field of nursing. Check it out!

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Two Sides of the Same Coin

An ER Nurse’s Experience Shadowing EMTs Written by: Emma Doherty, RN My clinician told me about halfway through my new grad nurse residency program in the emergency room that each nurse goes on an EMS ride-along. This is also called a third rider. Every ambulance has an EMT and paramedic. The residency program implemented ride-alongs to … Continue reading “Two Sides of the Same Coin”

Correctional Nursing

Written by Nurse Addie When you think of nursing specialties, what comes to mind? Med/Surg, ICU, Surgical, ED? Correctional nursing probably isn’t one of them. With the increase in number of incarcerations, the need for correctional nursing is exponentially growing but still forgotten within the medical field. So, what do nurses even do in corrections? … Continue reading “Correctional Nursing”

Workplace Bullying

Written by Lindsey Shelton Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by a workplace bully? Yeah… same. Most of us have experienced some form of workplace harassment, violence, or bullying. At a recent assignment, I witnessed first hand what I had previously experienced. I watched a senior nurse belittle a nursing student multiple times. … Continue reading “Workplace Bullying”

New Grad Sad

Written Anonymously   I walked into the NICU after a lunch break to the sound of a pump beeping. A red alarm ringing at my patient’s bedside, and the ever-dreaded voice of my preceptor screeching a countdown. “Look at your baby’s blood pressure! Look at your MAPS! 29, 28, 27, 26…”. I rushed to grab … Continue reading “New Grad Sad”

The Places You’ll Go

Written by Vania Zuniga Imagine doing nursing shift work… but from home, cuddling your pet! I didn’t think it was possible until I discovered virtual health care. Here’s a little about my nursing journey, and where I am now. My name is Vania Zuniga and I became an RN in 2012. I attended UCLA for … Continue reading “The Places You’ll Go”

Compassion Fatigue

Written by Anastasia Prech and Sara Prech Compassion Fatigue- Why it’s highly likely you’re dealing with it as a nurse in 2022 and what to do about it.   It’s a tough time to be a nurse, am I right? As nurses in 2022, it’s safe to say we have collectively been through more than … Continue reading “Compassion Fatigue”

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