Nurses Week is coming up, May 6-12, 2017, and at Medical Solutions, that means we absolutely can’t wait to party with our Travelers and all of the amazing Nurses out there!
Unless you simply hate fun, you won’t want to miss this year’s shindig at WeLoveOurNurses.com, which is filled with music, prizes, a quiz, scholarship contest, shareable eCards, and a very special video tribute to Nurses....
In March we told you about Medical Solutions’ 2017 sponsorship of Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24 — a celebration of World Water Day and an initiative to bring clean water to communities in need worldwide. After sponsoring Planet Water filtration towers in 2012, 2015, and 2016, the Medical Solutions team was once again extremely proud to be a part of this amazing effort to provide 24 clean water filtration systems to 24 impoverished communities in just 24 hours.
In fact, our internal team also passed the hat and pitched in on World Water Day, donating an extra $5,284 to support Planet Water’s work!..
Shellie clocks in for her shift. She gathers her things and heads out to the nurse’s station to find the nurse that she needs to get report from. Shellie gets report from the nurse and is then approached by the charge nurse about an admit that will be coming to the unit shortly. The charge nurse orders Shellie to take the new admit even though she already has a full patient load. The other nurses don’t have nearly as many patients to care for and Shellie feels like the patient assignment is unfair. She asks the charge nurse why she is getting this admit when everyone else clearly has a lighter patient load. The charge nurse proceeds to engage in an argument with Shellie and, rather than argue, she just accepts the assignment and carries on. Shellie can’t help but feel uneasy throughout the entire morning with the tension that is present between her and the charge nurse.
Has this ever happened to you? My guess is that you’re shaking your head yes! Scenarios that play out like this are very common in the workplace. Healthcare staff come in all shapes and sizes, and they each bring different attitudes, personalities, perspectives, beliefs, etc. to the workplace — which makes it difficult to avoid disagreements and struggles throughout the workday...
In honor of Nurses Week, this month’s State Spotlight takes us to Maryland — the home of the Clara Barton National Historic site, which celebrates the life of the iconic nursing legend and American Red Cross founder.
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Traveler & Rising Star of the Month
Many thanks and congrats to the February 2017 Traveler of the Month, Candice R., and also our Rising Star winner, Angela O.!
Traveling Pet of the Month
Roo the Yorkie-poo is a pint-sized furball of fun! Her hobbies include sniffing, giving kisses, traveling with mom, Heather B., and eating ANYTHING peanut butter! What a nut!
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Did you know that today — April 25th — is the perfect date?!
Because it’s “not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light jacket.” Enjoy the day!
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