Carrie Halsey

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10 ways to be your boss’s favorite employee. -Even if they never say it out loud.

1. Be positive.<p><b>Being a leader involves a lot of problem solving. Much of your boss’s day is spent thinking about processes that are broken, employee</b> …

13 Fundamentals for Practicing Nursing

National Nurses Week is a time set aside for the public to recognize the amazing work of nurses. Nurses will be the topic and focus of hospitals, …

The Secret Awesomeness of Night Shift

The hospital feels different after 5 PM.<p>The scheduled surgeries are finished for the day. The short stays and clinics are emptied and closed. …

Mother Assisted C-section…Is that really a thing?

Private Fears of Healthcare Workers

I saw the tweet shoot across my phone during a meeting. Someone had walked into Brigham and Women’s Hospital and shot a surgeon. I did not know the …

When there is No Rainbow after the Storm

I have a large family, by current standards. I am the proud mother to five beautiful children. I conceived all of them easily, had uneventful …

Birth Plan Basics: FAQ about Elective Inductions of Labor

<b>Q.</b> Should I have an elective induction of labor?<p><b>A.</b><p><b>Q.</b> I want to make sure that my OB is there for my delivery, should I schedule an elective induction?<p>…

Nurse Burnout: 12 Ways to get Your New-Grad Happy Back

Nurse burnout happens. No nurse is immune. If you are a nurse you are at risk for burnout.<p>Remember how it felt to be a brand new nurse?<p>The only thing …

10 Things that Labor Nurses Fear

All nurses have rational and irrational fears that haunt our waking and sleeping hours.<p>Here are 10 of the top labor nurse fears.<p>What fears about …

The Red Tent

The Red Tent of My Heart<p>(May Contain Spoilers)<p>I read the Red Tent, by Anita Diamant, when I was in nurse midwifery school. It was was an assigned …

Why the Golden Rule Doesn’t Apply in Healthcare

The Golden Rule has been preached to those in healthcare for decades. As nurses we were taught that we should treat our patients as if they were our …

Certification Review:Jeopardy style quiz

When textbooks and flashcards get boring, try this fun Jeopardy style quiz. Questions are appropriate for Inpatient OB, Maternal Newborn and Low Risk …

Nurses are on the Nice List

I love the Nativity story. Regardless if you believe the baby in the story is the son of God or not, the story resonates. Picture a young, pregnant …

The Villain of Labor and Delivery

One of my favorite parts of being a labor nurse is to help a mom through <b>unmedicated labor</b>. Not all experiences are the same. It can be the best of …

Men Need Not Apply

If we, as women, want equality in the workplace, why are we sabotaging our fellow nurses? Why do we call males in the nursing profession “male …

Being a New Nurse aka The Hunger Games

STAT ibuprofen and an Ice Pack (For the Nurse)

I am extremely sore today! I am not in pain from working out at the gym, playing soccer with my kids or golfing. I am sore because I labored <b>two</b> …

Please Don’t Hit Me

I have been hit, kicked, punched, slapped, had my hair pulled, scratched, spit on, cursed at, had things thrown at me and bitten. Am I in an abusive …

Nurses Lie

Nurses have been voted by the public as one of the most <b>trusted professions</b> year after year.<p>Let me share a secret with you, nurses lie. Of course all …

Birth Plan Basics: What Should I Wear in the Hospital?

I am frequently asked about the patient gowns that women are given to wear in labor. Mothers want to know if they should and/or have to use</b> …

Barefoot and NOT Pregnant

THE BUS!!! I jumped up and ran outside to the bus stop when I realized I was late to pick up my boys. It was a nice day and I was picturing them …

If Hogwarts was Nursing School

Facebook and Apple: Progressive or Spooky?

Birth Plan Basics: Using BRAIN

“Well, you are the expert; we will just do what you tell us.” Admittedly it is nice to be regarded as an expert, but these are dangerous words. There …

Why October Sucks

A year ago today I was happily pregnant with my 6th baby and easing into my second trimester. Within 24 hours I knew that my baby was dead. I became …

Sharing Breastmilk: Outdated or New Solution?

Wet nursing, or a woman nursing another woman’s baby, has always been a part of the human experience. Although this practice has fallen out of …