One of my favorite things to do just after each New Year is to put together a listing of the Top 10 Blogs I’ve written during the previous year. And 2019 is no different as we look back on the last 12 months.
I’m always surprised to see which blogs you’ve picked but I find particularly interesting this year and every year that the license protection articles always get a greater response than do the empowering articles. So, let’s get started.
NUMBER 10: Health Care Provider Gabapentin Abuse
This blog detailed how Gabapentin is becoming a controlled substance in several states and that some health care professionals are abusing it to relieve pain, assist in relaxing/sleeping and just to feel good.
NUMBER 9:Lorie Brown, R.N., M.N., J.D. Interviews Sharon Dopak, Former Travel Nurse in California
One of my
NUMBER 8: The Opioid Crisis
This blog discussed the opioid crisis and how the U.S. Surgeon General recommended that Americans carry Narcan. My concern is that we should do more to address the underlying problem of the opioid epidemic.
NUMBER 7: Nursing Boards: Why Are They So Harsh?
This is another of my
NUMBER 6: Mandatory Overtime for Nurses
This blog spotlighted the Ohio legislature which passed a bill outlawing mandatory nurse overtime. Don’t be shocked as the Buckeye State is now the 17th one in the nation to have such a law.
NUMBER 5: Massachusetts Mandatory Minimum Nurse Staffing
Just before the November
NUMBER 4: The Biggest Poison in Nursing
This blog discussed toxic judgment where nurses are taught to take a non-judgmental approach toward patients and with coworkers has negative effects on the health care provider.
NUMBER 3: The Top 10 Things To Never Do In Nursing
This top ten list has its own “top ten list” as one of the best blogs of 2018. We presented this on July 5th and is my accounting of 10 things to never do in nursing as any one of them could be detrimental to your license.
NUMBER 2: Patient Rapes Nurse At Gun
NUMBER 1: Criminal Charge For Nurse In Patient’s Death
When a patient, the father of a former National Security Advisor to President Trump, fell in a facility, the nurse failed to do
What was your