After spending a good chunk of my day in the Urgent Care I just want to give all the nurses a big shout out. I think they more than deserve it. Our Urgent Care on Post opens up at 11 am. I got there with my oldest around 10:40 am and was immediately signed in and then had to wait a few minutes to have my vitals taken. A little while later we where taken to our rooms. After a little waiting, the nurse came in and said “I am so sorry but you might have to settle in for a longer wait. Usually we have three Doctors, but for some reason only one showed up so far. Good thing you are second in line.” Then she told us we could change the channel on the TV and get some water outside if we needed. And apologized.
I told her that it wasn’t her fault, but thanks for letting us know and we are prepared we brought books and drinks and some snacks.
They had to take quite amount of my blood and I felt sorry for the nurse when I told her that I bruise easily and sometimes when my numbers are low won’t stop bleeding for a bit. Oh and by the way the vein on my right arm tends to roll a lot. Which it did. She had to try 4 times before she hit. Both of my arms look like I got beat up, do to my ITP and “happy” busing.
The nurse was really friendly and displayed a happy mood, even though they where missing two Doctors and the patients started to pile up outside.
this is what I found on Wikipedia about the first nurses:
- 1–500 AD (approximately)– Nursing care mostly included hygiene and comfort needs of persons and families. Religious organizations were the care providers.(Craven & Hirnle)
- 55 AD – Phoebe was nursing history’s Christian first nurse and most noted deaconess.
- 300 – Entry of Christian women into nursing.(Crisp & Taylor)
- ca. 390 AD – The first general hospital was established in Rome by Saint Fabiola.
- ca. 620 AD – Rufaidah bint Sa’ad became the first Muslim nurse.
What is nursing?
Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and population
And often it is a tough job. The nurses are all only humans as we are, they have families, they have problems and issues just as everyone else has. But they put on a smile and make sure you and your family are taken care off. I don’t know if I could do this day in day out. Hats off to all you hard working nurses.
this was the Zibbet Nurse tribute. Just click on the picture and it will take you to the shop.
And here are the treasures I found on Etsy:
And ArtYah has some fun nurse items on their pages as well:
So here is my big fat to all the hard working nurses out there!!
Have a wonderful weekend, even though it it’s in the ER room or where ever you do your duty. Enjoy it with your coworkers.
And everyone else party, have fun, but stay away from injury so the ER will not be overcrowded!
Happy 4th of July to all !