National Nurses Week, which takes place every year from May 6 to May 12, is a joyous occasion for our nurses and the more than 6 million nurses in the United States, as well as millions more around the world, who work tirelessly to care for patients in a variety of services. This week emphasizes the value of nursing and educates the community about the role nurses play in achieving the health care needs of the American people. This week – and every week – we see that value.
It’s easy to overlook the importance of nurses in our lives until we need them. When you have the opportunity to say “thank you nurses,” it is usually when you or a member of your family is ill or in poor health. Suddenly, healthcare workers you’ve never met before are taking care of you, and you’re overwhelmed with gratitude. A nurse frequently provides medicine for both your body and soul, reducing both your pain and your fear.
As we say “thank you,” we must also show our support for these healthcare heroes. Here are a few ways you can help nurses during this time and beyond:
- Check in on them – especially via video chat – to see how they’re doing (not just text)
- Discuss topics other than work
- Order them food or necessities to take mundane tasks off their to-do list.
- Don’t forget to show your appreciation long after Nurses Week is over.
Let us thank our nurses for all of their hard work and dedication to providing exceptional care and care coordination – whether through an e-card, a video call, or a hot meal – and show them our support and appreciation, especially during these trying times.
As National Nurses Week comes to a close, our team at Always Reliable Medical Staffing would like to express our appreciation to all nurses. You are the unsung heroes of the healthcare industry, and we sincerely thank you for everything you do.