TAKING CARE of NURSES

ADVOCACY for NURSES


Our Advocacy Programs for Nurses work on one bottom line principle that Nurses are Human and are not exempt from life adversaries, and other situations characteristic of a human being in a social setting.


Visions:

Promotion of a transformed culture of the Modern Nightingale

Resolution of the global nursing shortage

Taking care of nurses


Mission:

To influence the transformation of the culture and lifestyle of nurses.

To deliver healthcare to the community, local and global.

 

Philosophy:

I appreciate the dedication, passion and service of every nurse. I recognize their contribution to the global healthcare. I believe and support the individual and group efforts of nurses towards holistic life. I value all nurses and recognize the need to meet their basic needs: physical, spiritual, mental, social and financial so they can be freed of burden to unselfishly give service to the community.

I respect man’s dignity and autonomy toward the right to self-direction and self-preservation.

 

RECOGNITION & SALUTE to NURSES

Happy Retirement: Niyom Kanjanintorn, RN, with Family & Friends from Brooklyn VA Hospital, 2013
Happy Retirement: Ammini Kunkutty, RN & Jane Tardel, RN with Friends & Family from the Brooklyn VA Hospital, (2013)
Celebrating over 200 Years of Caring and Service among 6 Nurses: Myrna D. Santos, Mirielle Roti, Sofia Jones, Janet Lee, Yolanda Bornea, Irma Delfin (Nov 2013)

Nursing the most beautiful hands

Skin care is one of the priorities in the care of patients. We should make it a priority for the care-givers as well.

The constant hand washing practice as well the multiple tasks associated with traditional bedside nursing predispose the nurses’ hands to the dangers of frequent contact with soap, alcohol-based solutions, water and other chemicals in the workplace. Conditions like dry, chapped hands, brittle nails, accidental cuts, roughening and calluses are frequently seen among nurses. Allergies from latex gloves are common as well.

To prevent these conditions, nurses should apply petrolatum-based creams and lotion after work and should be repeated before going to bed to stay overnight, paying particular attention over nails; inter digital spaces and the whole areas of the hands and palm to replace the lost natural oil of the skin. You may don on cloth gloves to keep the cream in your skin and not on your beddings.

Protect your hands as much as possible, wear on gloves if necessary. You work hard all these times, your hands deserve to be pampered after all, as nurses hands are one of the most beautiful hands in the world, for all the goodness and healing hands you lay upon your patients.