Today begins National Nurses Week, an annual event until Florence Nightingale’s birthday and International Nurse Day on May 12. Nightingale (1820-1910) was the founder of modern care, and her strict use of hand washing and hygiene practices during the Crimean War. reduced the wound that killed the soldier from 42% to 2%. Surprisingly, we are still appointing the same principals providers in 2021.
Qsource recognized this week earlier, but this year, it was even more meaningful to celebrate the nurses, who are leading the way in improving patient care.
Many nurses have put themselves at risk themselves to combat the COVID-19 crisis over the past year and a half. An estimated 4 million people are employed as nurses in the U.S., comprising the largest employment sector in the country, and many tirelessly work the main line of this crisis to care for the sick and vulnerable .
At Qsource, we employ 18 nurses, who play a key role in our quality health consulting service. From nursing homes to dialysis facilities to care management organizations and primary care providers, Qsource nurses teach some of the same principles. emphasized by Florence Nightingale more than 150 years ago, and in doing so, indirectly saved thousands of lives through their education and expertise.
In a personal letter, I am proud of the fact that my niece, Brittany FitzGerald, decided two years ago to pursue a career in nursing and graduated from nursing school at three. the moon. I have always been proud of Brittany, who worked almost every day of her adult life to support herself, but to see her choose a profession that was more necessary I was even more proud.
We post photos of our nurse heros on our website. You can see them HERE.
I urge you to find your own nurse hero this week and tell them how grateful you are for all they have done.