Category Archives: The Green Nurse

Stories, thoughts and ideas about going green from nurses just like you! Inspiring!

Florence Nightingale

The First Green Nurse Florence Nightingale and I have had a moment. It occurred to me that she could be considered the very first Green Nurse! In her own famous words describing what a nurse should do... “Put the patient in the best possible environment for nature to act...” ...Florence pinpointed exactly how important the…
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Going Green: Why should nurses care?

Why Should I Go Green? Why should nurses, practicing at the bedside like you and me, worry about the whole "going green" or "sustainability" movement in healthcare? Isn't that the job of highly paid executives? Or you may be thinking.... "It won't impact the way I care for my patients".... "It doesn't have anything to…
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The Nurses Go Green Initiator – Batteries

Okay, nurses, let’s dish about batteries.  We use them at work for all sorts of equipment: portable monitors, lab equipment, thermometers, even flashlights to check pupil response. Americans throw away 180,000 TONS of batteries a year! Some of these discarded batteries may contain lead, cadmium, or mercury that could leech into the soil and groundwater…
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