This is a special story about the men and women who work in schools, doctors offices, hospitals, and clinics. I have always had the deepest respect and admiration for all nurses but it was not until I took my brother-in-law for a procedure that I got the whole picture.
So, please settle in and take a little trip with me to a Short Procedure Unit and what the hustle and bustle taught me.
After my brother-in-law got settled in, I was able to sit with him until it was time for his procedure. The first thing I noticed was how busy the unit was. However, in spite of all the new patients entering the unit, there was a sense of calmness. In fact, watching the nurses scurry here and there, I was in awe of their ability to multitask with gathering information on each patient as their fingers quickly typed while asking a series of questions; all the while smiling and reassuring their charge that everything would be okay.
It was nice to see how those hard-working nurses helped each other when needed without batting an eye and covered one another when it was lunch time. Their demeanor was gentle and caring. I remember hearing whom I believe was the nurse manager of the unit, thanking her girls for going the extra mile. With all the busyness, there was a sense of organization and an atmosphere of deep caring. Thank you, God, for all our nurses who work every day in our local hospitals and clinics. They are a blessing to each patient.
To nurses who work for our family doctors; thank you for getting to know each person who walks through the front door. Your kindness and listening skills help all to feel comfortable on each visit. Thank you, God, for all nurses who work for doctors. They too are a blessing to each patient.
Children in our schools have a wonderful opportunity to get to know the nurse from day one when the weighing and measuring heights begin. They keep a record of each child’s immunizations, allergies, help diabetic children check their sugar count, check heads, along with hearing and eye exams. Of course, on any given day, the school nurse will take care of skinned knees, congratulate a child holding his or her tooth, and is always ready to wipe a tear or two. Thank you, God, for our school nurses. They are a blessing to each child that enters their office.
All nurses have a heart of gold. They are committed to giving each baby, child, man, or woman the attention and care that they deserve. They are not afraid to work overtime or cover for a colleague. They are a true blessing to everyone! Happy Nurses Day to our Angels!