With courage and compassion, our nation’s nurses have persevered during one of the greatest healthcare crises in modern times to care for others. During this National Nurses Week, we recognize the everyday bravery and sacrifice of these 4 million+ professionals.
Through sheer numbers and wide-ranging roles, nurses have always had a unique perspective on prevention, wellness and delivery of healthcare services. Nurses are everywhere we live, work, play, learn, and worship and in every health care setting providing care to millions of people. Nurses are closest to patients, from birth to the end of life. Through heartbreaking losses and times of triumph, they have been standing at the frontlines of healthcare facilities for more than a year.
Facing the risk of their own infection, nurses quickly adapted to new procedures and regulations to slow the spread of the virus. They dealt with staffing and equipment shortages and guidance that brought more questions than answers at times. Despite the challenges and uncertainty, they continued doing what they do best – caring for others.
Nurses who work in the nursing home and assisted living setting have been greatly impacted over the last 14 months. These nurses have the responsibility for ensuring that their residents have professional, dignified and compassionate care. Long-term care nurses help residents function at their optimum level of independence while ensuring their needs are met. However, long-term care residents bore a disproportionate share of morbidity and mortality during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. These losses and the isolation of lockdown took their toll, but nurses provided comfort even during the darkest days. They also were there to celebrate resident recoveries and joyous reunions with loved ones.
Nurses will always be vital to the daily functioning of our healthcare facilities and they deserve to be celebrated. Please join Turenne PharMedCo Pharmacy Services in showing our deepest gratitude for the women and men across the nation who work as nurses. Their unwavering commitment to their profession and those they care for is appreciated and it’s one of the reasons that we do what we do.
Turenne PharMedCo is honored to work with facilities and nursing professionals to make caring for residents easier, safer and more efficient. Thank you for enriching the lives of your residents, their families and your communities. We wish you a great National Nurses Week!