Nursing

Blog spotlight: Online breathing technique program helps reduce stress in nurses and patients

Nurse Leader Insider, August 9, 2010

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Nurses are well aware of the stress that comes with the job. Taking care of numerous patients at varying levels of sickness, and dealing with many competing priorities, is enough to make anyone stressed out. Now, with the help of the BREATHE technique, nurses and patients can lower their blood pressure, heart rate, and experience a decrease in stress.

The BREATHE technique was developed by John M. Kennedy, medical director of preventative cardiology at Marina del Rey Hospital in California. It's a 15-minute computer program that helps ease the stress of nurses and patients by combining deep breathing with guided imagery.

To read more about the technique and to leave comments, visit The Leaders' Lounge blog.



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