You walk into a hospital and see scrubs of all colors, running around, trying to help as many patients as possible. Then you have the patients. No one likes to go the hospital, that’s for sure.
In the midst of all the mayhem, one thing many fail to notice are the heroes. Hidden in plain sight, these individuals are the essential cogs that make everything possible. Wonder who these heroes are? The hospital staff, specifically nurses. These professionals are the link between doctors and patients. They provide patient care, emotional support to patients and their family members, and provide healthcare advice.
The National Nurses Day celebrates these behind-the-scenes brave men and women. It is an opportunity to acknowledge these professionals who are sometimes the target of their patients’ emotional outbursts.
Here are five ways in which you can thank nurses for all their services.
Bring them coffee: Seemingly a small gesture, but for nurses who have been on their feet for hours on end, it would be a welcome treat.
Say a loud, public thank you: No, we don’t want you running in hospital hallways shouting words of appreciation. Consider something that might actually reach millions of nurses across the country, without getting you arrested. Go for a big social media shout-out on your Facebook/Twitter pages, upload a selfie with a group of nurses, share on Instagram, and make sure to personally send out a personal thank you message to all your nurse friends.