Celebrating Our “Heroes in Scrubs”
Nursing is the thread that connects a patient’s healthcare journey from the beginning of life to the end of life. Across every aspect of the patient experience, nurses provide and protect the needs of each individual patient, and we are excited to celebrate our nurses in honor of Nurses Week 2020. This year, in light of the current state of healthcare around the world, we chose to focus on nurses as heroes, and we are extremely proud to have over 120 “superheroes in scrubs” serving at Atchison Hospital & Clinics.
Nurses are capable of performing great feats of heroism, like reviving someone who has gone into cardiac arrest or identifying the signs of a stroke and taking the appropriate actions to ensure a patient’s survival and recovery. Yet, nurses often display their heroism in more subtle ways. From providing a tissue to a tearful child who has broken his arm, offering a supportive shoulder to an elderly patient recovering from a hip replacement, or simply by being a comforting presence to a family receiving life-altering news about a loved one’s health, every action that a nurse performs makes an impact on someone’s life every day.
What makes a nurse a (super)hero?
- Nurses are protectors. Nurses act as patient advocates to protect the interests of their patients when their patients are unable to protect their own interests due to illness or a lack of health knowledge.
- Nurses are concerned with the wellbeing of others. Nurses have long been revered for their compassion and dedication to others, and, especially, to their patients.
- Nurses have moral integrity. Nurses have been identified by society as people who can be counted on to do the right thing and to treat people with dignity and respect. Every day, patients trust their nurses to provide comfort, give them correct doses of medication, help them move around, keep their confidences, and, in all aspects, administer proper and appropriate care.
- Nurses are brave. More importantly, nurses help their patients to be brave. Going to the doctor, having surgery, or being admitted into the hospital typically causes people to fear. Nurses stand by their patients and their patients’ families to comfort them and help them face those fears. Nurses tend to be optimistic by nature and have a knack for helping people see the good in even the most difficult situations.
- Nurses are specifically trained to be heroes. Nurses have obtained the necessary skills and knowledge to make a difference in their patient’s lives. They endure hours of intensive training and careful study to be ready and able to step up whenever and wherever their skills are needed.
Our nurses are all about our patients.
At Atchison Hospital & Clinics, our patients are at the center of everything our nurses do. Our nurses strive to make their patients feel welcome, safe, and secure in the care that they give them. Whether they’re coming in for an office visit or calling with a question, our nurses work to communicate the patient’s needs to their Providers and give them the answers that they need. They do whatever they can to put their patients’ needs first.
Thank You, Nurses, For All You Do!
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