Monday, November 24, 2008

Are You Ready for the Holidays?


Ready or not, we are officially headed into the holiday season this week as Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday when retailers traditionally begin the holiday sales. With the poor economy this year, retailers started early and Black Friday may not be the wild day it has come to be known for. Regardless, the holidays are upon us! And this one is going to rough for a lot of people!

For nurses, the holidays can be even more stressful than for the average person. Sick people don't get well for the holidays. The shifts have to staffed and vacation time is often restricted during this season as well. Those with seniority may have some pull, but usually only a few will be able to have sufficient time off to plan for, much less enjoy the holidays. Nurses know they have to be organized and plan ahead. Many tasks need to be delegated. Just like at work....

Here's a few tips for a low stress Thanksgiving. Relax and enjoy the season!

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