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Friday, September 12, 2014  
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The True Cost of Bullying

What is bullying?

Bullying, sometimes called harassment, can be defined as persistent health endangering personal abuse that humiliates and demeans a person.  In many cases in the workplace this type of behavior is overlooked or downplayed as personality conflicts, or simply “attitude” issues.

Bullying behaviors

Work place incivility is any negative behavior that demonstrates a lack of regard for other workers. This can include a number of negative behaviors such as teasing, gossiping, purposely withholding information, overruling decisions without a rationale, sabotaging team efforts, demeaning others, verbal intimidation, invalid criticism and nitpicking, name calling, personal insults, public ridicule and humiliation, threats, and spreading rumors.

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Campus News

This Allergy Season is One of the Worst
Do you or your clients suffer from seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis or spring allergies?  If so, are you feeling more severe symptoms this year in comparison with years past?  It may not be your imagination!  

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Latest Blog Posts

Are You a Borrower or a Hoarder
Have you heard the one about the two types of people in the world? There are many versions such as “There are two types of people in the world: Those who see the glass as half full and those who see the glass as half empty.” Or how about – “There are two types of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better”. Well, I think there may be two types of correctional nurses in the world: Those who borrow and those who hoard. Which category do you fall into? Maybe both!
Posted: 9/6/2014 7:28:42 AM

Verbal Order Safety Tips
Do you use verbal orders in your correctional facility? I bet you do…..and probably more frequently than traditional settings as prescribers are often less accessible in our secure environment. Orders communicated verbally are common in all clinical settings with estimates as high as 20% of all inpatient ordering.
Posted: 9/5/2014 2:38:56 PM

Man-Down Emergencies: Are You Ready
Emergency response, a fact of life in healthcare, has some interesting twists in a custody setting. Correctional nurses are called upon to respond to injuries from inmate scuffles in the yard, suicide attempts in isolation, and unresponsive inmates in the housing units. Are you ready for the next emergency you will encounter during your shift?
Posted: 9/5/2014 2:30:08 PM

What’s Bugging You- Lice Identification and Treatment
Correctional nurses need to be aware of various infestations as a high percentage of inmates in some locales are prone to head, body, and pubic lice. Once these little hitchhikers enter a facility they can spread by direct physical contact or through sharing of personal items like clothing, bedding, or towels. 
Posted: 9/5/2014 12:53:11 PM

Sniffing Out the Smell of Disease
As reported in the Science Daily University of Leicester chemist and microbiologist have developed an “electronic nose”, which is able to sniff out the killer superbug Clostridium difficile, C. difficile or C. diff., as it is known for short.
Posted: 9/2/2014 4:55:04 PM

Featured Author: Donna Krasowski

  Donna Krasowski MN, BScN, RN works with concerned healthcare organizations to help reduce the costs associated with workplace bullying. Donna developed targeted workshops that give participants the skills needed to improve their work environment, increase patient safety and quality of care and reduce the fiscal consequences of workplace bullying.  Overall, Donna is committed to transforming the healthcare environment into a healthy place to work and receive care.  www.stophealthcarebullying.com  
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