Thursday, May 12, 2016

National Nurses Day!

Happy National Nurses Day!

Do you know why they chose May 12th to celebrate nurses?
It is the birthday of Florence Nightingale!

"There is an old adage that you need a doctor to diagnose you, but a nurse to save your life. This is because nurses are at the bedside with the patient 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is the nurse who will take your hand and guide you on your hospital journey, taking time to educate and comfort you along the way. It is the nurse who will worry about your lab values, medications, and assessment findings so that you can focus on healing. It is the nurse who will advocate for you, be it to your doctor, family, or even sometimes yourself. It is the nurse who will take the time to evaluate how you are doing as a person, not just how your body is handling its illness. It is the nurse who finds your coping and overall well-being to be just as important as your medical diagnosis. After all, we do this job because we care."

-From the Huffington Post article
What Do Nurses Do ?

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