May 5-12, 2021
This week is Nurses Week and, I want to take this time to commend my colleagues and friends for a job well done. During this year nurses have been in the trenches of the pandemic, providing care to those who where the sickest among us. We are always present and have been the most ethical and trusted profession for over 20 years.
Pandemic or not nurses are the constant workforce in healthcare and sadly we are the most disrespected by various parties that utilize and work in that system. Just like the violence that went on at the Capital, January 6, 2021, that many are denying, there is also violence that occurs in healthcare facilities, that the public knows nothing about. As a result a bill was created and passed in the House of Representatives.
This bill remains in the US Congress, sitting in the Senate. The “Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309)” was passed in the House of Representatives, November 21, 2019. It was sent to the Senate and is still there, never passed. Apparently it is not a priority.
Currently, there are so many other things that are going on in the country, that I wonder if this bill will ever become a law.
Support and thank your nurse, dealing with the public is challenging. We take our jobs seriously and aim to provide safe quality care. We also advocate for patients where ever they are in their challenge to maintain health and wellness. We do this by adhering to high ethical standards and being the support for patients and families when they enter the healthcare system.
I am proud to be to a part of this profession and I realized it may not be my dream job. However, as a nurse surveyor, I am here to ensure that those who enter healthcare facilities receive safe quality care and healthcare facilities exceed and meet public expectations.
To my peers and colleagues enjoy the week, you definitely deserve all the accolades and words of appreciation. Check out the link below, there are many freebies for nurses this week! Enjoy!
Take time and notify your Congress person about HR 1309. Thank-you!
Just keeping you informed!