Nurses have always been on the front lines, have always sacrificed to heal and to make others feel better. This year especially, it is a distinctive honor to be part of, and fighting for, the profession whose members are more than ever sacrificing so much during the pandemic of COVID-19.
Older patient talking with nurse in hospital
It has been 12 years since the Center to Champion Nursing in America began its mission to see that people—all people—have access to a nurse when and where they need it
En esta Semana Nacional del Enfermero, deseo agradecer a todo el maravilloso personal de enfermería que he tenido la suerte de conocer. Cada día, los enfermeros del país ponen en práctica sus increíbles habilidades y su compasión para brindar alivio durante momentos difíciles y cuidar de los más vulnerables. Cuando cuidaba a mis padres, los enfermeros fueron parte fundamental de nuestro equipo de cuidado. En especial, la enfermera Sue, quien visitaba a mis padres en su hogar. Aunque todo el personal de enfermería realiza un trabajo increíble, me gustaría hoy centrarme en los enfermeros especializados y otros enfermeros registrados con capacitación avanzada (APRN). Ya sea en ciudades grandes, pueblos pequeños o áreas rurales, los enfermeros especializados realizan labores increíbles por las personas a las que cuidan. Han completado estudios de posgrado en áreas como la atención primaria y el cuidado de adultos mayores. Esto los capacita para atender a los adultos mayores del país en sus propios hogares y comunidades, lejos de las instituciones costosas financiadas por los contribuyentes. También se encargan de lo siguiente:
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This National Nurses Week, I’d like to stop and take a moment to say thank you to all of the amazing nurses that I’m fortunate to know. Each and every day, nurses across the country use their incredible skills and compassion to provide comfort during difficult times and care when we’re at our most vulnerable. When I was caring for my parents, nurses became a critical part of our care team. Especially Nurse Sue who visited my parents in their home. While all nurses do incredible work, I’d like to focus today on nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). In big cities, small towns and rural areas, alike, nurse practitioners do remarkable things for the people they serve. They’ve completed advanced education at the master’s or doctoral level, focused in areas like primary and elder care. With this training they care for older Americans in their homes and communities, keeping them out of costly, taxpayer-funded institutions. They handle:
During National Nurses Week, I am making a special effort to say “thank you” to all the nurses in my life, and I invite you to do the same. Each and every day, in communities across the country, nurses help their patients to get and stay well. They use their incredible skills to comfort us in difficult times and care for us when we’re at our most vulnerable.
This month, as state legislative sessions start kicking off across the country, AARP, too, will go to work — fighting for you and your family. In all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, we’ll be fighting to make sure your voice is heard, focusing on the key issues you’re facing front and center, in your daily life.
As National Nurses Week concludes, I want to take a moment and thank all nurses — past, present, and future — for all that you do. I know firsthand the importance of nurses not only to patients, but to their families. During the 15 years I cared for my parents, nurses made a huge difference in our lives. There’s no doubt, caregiving takes a team, and so often nurses were a part of my family’s team.
Susan Reinhard speaks at an AARP forum in Washington, DC
The national conversation about the value of nurses needs to move beyond health care experts and policymakers to include consumers and businesses
Sunlight into the office
Windows - and the light they let in - make us healthier. That's the basic finding of two new studies, including one that found that employees who worked near windows during the day slept longer at night, got more exercise and had better quality of life than their colleagues toiling away in rooms without windows.
Creating a larger, more highly skilled nursing workforce will improve access to higher-quality, more patient-centered, and more affordable care
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