Whether they are on the front lines of a hospital emergency room, conducting health screenings for children at a local elementary school, or visiting the homebound as part of hospice care, nurses work hard to improve people’s lives every single day. AMMEX celebrates all nurses during National Nurses Week which begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, nurse pioneer, and public health advocate.
Nightingale is widely acknowledged as the founder of modern nursing. Her writings, including an 830-page report entitled Notes on Matters Affecting the Health, Efficiency, and Hospital Administration of the British Army, sparked worldwide health care reform. In 1860, she established St. Thomas' Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses.
Nearly two centuries later, there are more than 3.1 million registered nurses nationwide. The demand for registered nurses continues to rise as our population ages. We have a greater need for qualified, caring nurses now more than ever.
AMMEX is proud and honored to povide disposable gloves and barrier protection products that help nurses do what they love to do most – care for patients. Show your appreciation this week and thank a nurse!
Here are five ways to say 'thank you' to a nurse in your life:
- Say it with caffeine: Nurses work long and late hours. A gift card to a coffee shop is a practical and much appreciated token of thanks.
- Say it out loud: Consider a big social media shout-out on your Facebook page. Tag your nurse friends, but make it public to all.
- Say it with soles: On their feet for long shifts, the quest for the perfect pair of nursing shoes can be eased with a gift certificate to a local or online walking shoe store.
- Say it with a letter: Handwritten thank-you notes are still an excellent way to share your feelings and boost the recipient's day.
- Say it with food: Every workplace enjoys a thoughtful basket of food from a grateful customer. Just make sure to include enough for the team.
- Say it with cosmetics: Nurses suffer from dry hands due to frequent hand washing – a bottle of lotion can offer relief during the recipient’s day.