Why We Care About National Nursing Assistants Week
If you are fortunate, most of your visits to a clinic or hospital will only ever be for regularly scheduled checkups. Regardless of your reasons for seeking medical care, once through the door and passed the main reception area, you will be reliant on the medical staff’s knowledge and talents. One of these important staffers is the nursing assistant who will come to your rescue time and time again.
For the year 2020, National Nursing Assistants Week will commence on the 18th of June and conclude on the 25th. Nursing assistants are a vital part of the healthcare industry and contribute to a happier, healthier world with their necessary services.
Every year, we take time out to recognize, appreciate, and honor the dedication and hard work of nursing assistants during National Nursing Assistants Week.
Nursing assistants communicate with and help patients with using the bathroom, taking a shower, and eating meals. Nursing assistants, also known as nursing aides, provide their patients with essential care and assist them in many areas of life in the hospital or at home.
Nursing assistants play a significant role in helping people carry on with their lives, even when the nurses’ health is at risk due to the risk of exposure to infectious disease. No matter what, these superheroes are always ready to serve the suffering of humanity, and hence, they deserve appreciation in return.
So, to let the nursing assistants know that you appreciate the work they do and that you are proud of them, you can offer them a simple gesture of kindness. These gestures can include sending them thank you cards, making them a basket of treats, setting up a relaxation room for them to rest during their hectic routine, handing out personalized appreciation certificates for the fantastic work they do, creating a poster that says thank you, or by organizing a complimentary luncheon.
These small gestures might not seem like a big deal to you, but for the nursing assistant, they can be a significant motivator during times of extreme stress.