Thanks for all you do! The long days and nights, sore bodies, and wearing multiple hats when caring for patients does not go unnoticed. You are very much appreciated!
Category: nurse’s week
Happy New Year! I can’t believe that we are at the end of the first month of 2021 already! How many of you have already broken your resolutions by now LOL? Instead of making a New Year’s resolution this year I decided to start a new venture in my nursing career.
For those of you who do not know my story, I started working with patients at the bedside as a teenager. I worked as a patient transporter and a dietary aide in the hospital. I then became a patient care tech and a home health/hospice aide. I love caring for others and truly believe that nursing is my calling!
As a nurse, I am a true advocate for my patients. I stand up for them when they are not able or afraid to do so. I help them access the healthcare resources that they need when they don’t know how. I am their shoulder to cry on, and their available ear to listen when they are lonely.
I have worked in a wide arena of nursing including correctional facilities, assisted living, inpatient and home hospice, OB/GYN and adult medicine medical offices and most recently tele-health due to the pandemic. Through tele-health visits I was able to touch bases with my elderly, immuno-compromised, or chronic condition patients who were instructed not to come into the office unless absolutely necessary.
I was able to coordinate their care from a distance. Let me tell you, getting my patient’s the resources that they needed to withstand this pandemic felt amazing! I fell in love with care coordination so much that I’ve moved into this as my new nursing position. Being able to follow my patients after they have had a doctor’s appointment, hospital or rehab stay and giving them the tools that they need to prevent being readmitted feels so fulfilling! This is where I need to be. Helping my patients take better care of themselves! I am doing what I was born to do!❤️
Happy Nurse’s Week!!!
2020 was dubbed “The year of the nurse and midwife” by the American Nurses Association in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale. With the rapid onset of Covid-19 this year, the name proves to be appropriate!
Nurses have worked tirelessly on the front lines in hospitals, doctor’s offices, drive through testing sites, telehealth, and more! I want to give a great big thank you to my fellow nurses. All of your hard work and dedication to your patients is very much appreciated. Your communities and your country are grateful for all that you do!
Many companies are treating nurses this week to special treats and gifts. Make sure that you check out the special offerings in your area. I’ve listed a few below:
Crocs is giving away FREE shoes to healthcare workers every day (Monday – Friday) at 12 pm EST.
Starbucks is giving free coffee to front line responders through May 3, according to their website.
Free Kindle Nursing Books
Amazon is offering a number of free Kindle nursing books.
BP gas is offering nurses and frontline responders gas for $.50 a gallon. Go to their website and obtain your single use discount code.
How to use your discount code at the pump:
- Press cancel, rewards or loyalty id on the dispenser screen
- Enter your discount code
- Press Enter
- Follow prompts on screen
If you don’t see one of the prompts above on your dispenser screen follow the instructions at your site on how to enter rewards at the pump. Codes can also be entered inside the store by pressing the Loyalty ID key on the PIN pad, entering your discount code and pressing enter. You must enter the discount code and pay before you fuel.
Krispy Kreme will provide all healthcare workers free dozens of Original Glazed® Doughnuts, beginning Monday, March 30 and on every subsequent Monday through National Nurses Week (May 6-12).
Nurses can get up to 50% off during National Nurses Week.
Nurses can enjoy a free cinnamon roll at participating bakeries during National Nurses Week.