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Self care and being kind to yourself

I once heard a saying that "unless your coffee pot is full, you can't fill someone elses cup of coffee". As nurses we are working 12 hour shifts. Arriving to work early to get ready to receive hand-off and leaving late because we stayed to help get the next shift situated and finish documenting on the iPatient. Combined with the added commute time this can add up to 16 hour days. We need to take time for ourselves.

Adequate rest and nutrition are essential in allowing our bodies to recover. If not, we run the risk of exposing ourselves to a lowered immune system and becoming sick. Be sure to hydrate on your shifts, take breaks and eat healthy foods. Prepare ahead for your shifts by meal prepping. This will ensure that you are not eating junk food or worse yet, going the entire shift without any sustenance.


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