Happy Nurses Week!
Florence Nightingale, mother of modern nursing was born on this day in 1820. Nightingale would make night rounds during the Crimean war to check on all of the wounded and sick. On the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s mission to Crimea, National Nurses Week was first observed to honor her legacy of sacrificial care for the hurting. 
In honor of Nurses Week, TriageLogic would like to stop a moment and recognize the hard work that all of our nurses put in. These nurses work tirelessly day and night to make sure our loved ones are in good hands. Long shifts and little appreciation is usually the plight of nurses, but to them, one heart warmed or one life saved makes it all worth it.
Here are 5 reasons why nurses are awesome!
- They can handle extreme pressure and high stress situations with grace and poise.
- They endure situations and stories that many people could not stomach in order to help patients get well.
- They went through a very hard round of schooling that probably had them wanting to pull their hairs out just to take care of people they do not even know.
- They have hearts of gold, and always give of themselves to others.
- They are there to assure us that our loved ones are being cared for when we are unable to care for them ourselves.
Nurse week is a great time to celebrate all the awesome nurses in your life, but shouldn’t this really go on every week? Who else would hold your hand while you cry as your husband goes through surgery? Who else understands the issues you’re facing when you get diagnosed with a severe disease? Who else can give you sound medical advice as to whether you should go to the Emergency Department or go back to sleep?
This week I hope you took the time to say thank you to those who care for you when you need it most. Also, not just nurses week, but every week, please remember that nursing is not an easy job and that appreciation is very much due. Thank a nurse today- write a card, buy some candy, or send some flowers. Bring a smile to the face of someone who has helped in healing your loved ones so there could be a smile on your face as well.
To all nurses … WE APPRECIATE YOU!
 “National Nurses Day in the United States” Timeanddate.com <http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/national-nurses-day> Web. 6 May 2015.
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