Laughter is a reaction.
It’s an expression of a temporary positive emotional state.
And research has revealed this reaction can start and augment long-term positive emotional states in ourselves and those we are in contact with.
This is especially important for those serving in the hospice industry, as we face unique stresses and demands of serving hospice patients, caregivers, and co-workers.
The final season of the world’s most popular television show in history, Game of Thrones, premiers in less than 3 weeks! We fully expect over half of the population of the U.S. to be at home tuning in to this show on April 14th. So you’re probably asking yourself, “What does Game of Thrones have to do with hospice?” Technically, it has nothing to do with the world of hospice, but we thought it would be fun to write about what the hospices would look like in Westeros.
Every profession has its stereotypes. Firemen have mustaches. Lawyers wear suits 7 days a week. Yoga instructors speak softly and slowly. Plumbers show a little butt crack. But what about nurses? What stereotypes and expectations do nurses have? Don’t even get us started! There are many that we could talk about, but today, we want to talk about the 5 stereotypical hairstyles of nurses.
Ten years ago, scrubs were scrubs. You bought scrubs with a print that you liked and you have been wearing those same scrubs ever since. They have stood the test of time. They are functional and made of tough but lightweight fabric. They weren’t designed to look good, they were designed to be practical. And that’s kind of where the story ended. That is, until now.
As someone who is fairly new to the whole experience of a hospice conference, I can’t help but draw a parallel between Halloween night and the exhibition days. When the clock strikes 7:00 PM, in comes a mass of people with empty bags soon to be stuffed with fliers, candy, and swag. Don’t believe me? Well, you’ve either been in the game for too long, or you’re living in denial. The place is an adult’s only, high-stakes trick or treat festival.
Everyone loves a good hospice trade show. It is a great place to learn, shop, get free stuff, and connect with other people in the hospice community. If you have ever been to one of these trade shows before, you know how stimulating they can be. It can be difficult to take full advantage of the environment of the hospice trade show, so the team here at SONO has done the research and we have packaged up, for your enjoyment, the 5 do’s and don’ts of hospice trade shows. Take what you like! And leave what you don’t!
Improving patient care, simplifying compliance requirements, and streamlining operations are all important reasons why hospices utilize hospice EMRs. But what if your EMR is causing you more headaches and problems than its solving? Here are four signs that it may be time to break up with your current hospice EMR.
Nursing has its own language. The medical acronyms and jargon are unique to nursing, but nurses also have their own language outside of work. Here are the most common nursing phrases, and what they really mean.
A big part of nursing involves understanding what the patient is needing and feeling at any given time. But what happens when the patient doesn't want to tell you the truth?
It’s allergy season and you know what that means! Green pastures, trees of green, bumble bees working around the clock, and let’s not forget the inevitable sneezing and watery eyes that we all get! Here are the most common types of sneezes and how to sneeze like a healthcare pro.
Being a hospice professional is something to be proud of. We work in an industry that you won’t find at a job fair or on the news. If you chose to work for a hospice because of the glory or the fame, then unfortunately you chose the wrong career. Working in hospice comes with many questions and reactions from the common person.
Research shows that there are a multitude of ways to easily increase productivity and get more done! The SONO Team has compiled the research of others and packaged it into a quick and applicable list that will vamp up your productivity. Let’s dive into the top 11 ways to increase your productivity!
“Nursing school prepared me for every situation I have ever encountered in the real world of nursing.” - Said no practicing nurse ever.
All nurses come across situations that no amount of school or training could have prepared them for. Here are 10 things that they don’t teach you in nursing school.