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Meaghan O'Keeffe, BSN, RN

About Meaghan O'Keeffe, BSN, RN

Meaghan O'Keeffe, BSN, RN, has worked in pediatric critical care and pre-operative care and enjoys working with individuals with special needs. She is passionate about writing and thrilled to write for Scrubbed In, where she gets to pay tribute to the nursing profession and help uplift those who practice every day. She has two children in preschool who refuse to stop growing and a supportive husband who works in the coffee industry and provides her with a steady stream of caffeine. She likes to laugh, and LOVES to sleep — something nurses and parents never get enough of! And like you, she's a master of multi-tasking, a sucker for suctioning and a translator of medical jargon.

Bath soaks for weary muscles

By | 2020-04-05T13:30:40-04:00 November 17th, 2014|Categories: Archived|

From transferring patients to walking miles along the same hallways, a nurse’s muscles are always in need of a little TLC. Epsom salts have long been used as a method for easing muscular aches and pains. Combined with the healing properties of essential oils — and oh! Do they smell divine — you’re on your way to blissful relief. These muscle soaks are as delicious as they are soothing.

Nurse entrepreneur: Q&A with Joyce Harrell, founder of Joyce Harrell Wellness

By | 2019-08-06T14:17:11-04:00 July 31st, 2014|Categories: Nurses stories, Nursing careers and jobs|

Meet Joyce Harrell, RN, OCN, founder of Joyce Harrell Wellness. She is a nurse with 24 years' experience who has worked in many specialties, but has spent the last 16 years in oncology. Embarking on a new journey as a nurse entrepreneur, she serves as a great example of someone who’s still blending a bit of two lifestyles — that of a working nurse and a burgeoning entrepreneur.

Aromatherapy: The essentials of essential oils

By | 2020-04-06T11:06:21-04:00 January 30th, 2014|Categories: Archived|

Aromatherapy, or the use of essential oils to promote health and well-being, dates back thousands of years, according to some. But up until fairly recently, sound evidence-based research regarding the use of essential oils proved difficult to come by. Finally, western medical research is starting to coming around, and the medical and nursing communities are beginning to discover the potential that essential oils may have in patient care delivery.

Get to work safely: Winter weather driving

By | 2020-04-05T13:38:49-04:00 January 9th, 2014|Categories: Archived|

Snowstorms and icy roads make winter driving treacherous. But save the ice rinks for skates and the slippery slopes for skis. For those of you who need to report to work in all kinds of inclement weather, try brushing up on some winter driving know-how to make your travels to work as safe as possible.