Saturday, April 29, 2017

Let's Celebrate Our Nurses - Nurse's Week May 6 - 12, 2017

Thanks to the Nurses!

Celebrate Our Nurses

I appreciate the nurses in my life. Some of them have literally helped to save my life. All the nurses who attended to me were courteous, supportive and efficient. They spoke with authority but not with bossiness.

Nurses are people of action. They do what needs to be done in the moment. No easy task since many of them work 12-hour shifts.

I remember when I "passed-out" on an asphalt parking lot and came to with severe contusions to my face and a broken arm so bad that people said to me "don't look at it". An ambulance took me to the hospital and doctors and nurses came to my rescue.

Several years later I met one of my nurses from that event at my daughter's baby shower. It turns out she and my daughter were friends with children in the same school. This nurse and I were seated at the same table, and we connected. She remembered me from that day, and she shared how worried everyone was for my health. It was fun to talk with her and get to know her a bit as a mom. She made me feel good to know she remembered me and my circumstances from that day that was so traumatic for me.

I am not a nurse, but I worked with some of them when I was a compliance analyst at a health care system here in Colorado. The nurses there were caring and dedicated to the welfare of the patients, and they actually wanted to comply with the regulations and policies.

Now that I am working from home selling my handmade lanyards and badge reels, I really need to admit some of the regulations made it extremely difficult for the nurses to do their jobs. Like having one hand tied behind your back. I really appreciated all their efforts to comply while caring for their patients.

Yes, I sell badge reels and lanyards that nurses can use. But most importantly I want to let nurses know how valuable they are and how much I appreciate them.

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