Happy ER Nurses Week 2021! Celebrating our Front Line Heroes
Today we kick off a much-needed celebration honoring those in the front lines, ER Nurses Week 2020. It takes a special heart to become a nurse, but an extraordinary soul to go into the emergency nurse profession. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these past two years have been particularly challenging and revealing years for ER nurses across the globe. More than ever before, the vital role of healthcare professionals including the ER nurses has been acknowledged. We see them on the news and when we go to the doctor, but we can’t begin to understand the amazing sacrifices they make each day in honor of caring for our health.
Just like you and I, ER Nurses are Real People.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, real people feel fear, get tired, frustrated, anxious, and even depressed. However, the ER Nurse has to put aside their fears and remain strong and focused to care for their patients. Armed with their PPE gear, they bravely continue on tirelessly and unite with their healthcare coworkers as a tribe to keep pushing forward. Yes, they miss their families and their families miss and worry about them but understand the importance of their mission. Still, this is not their biggest concern during Nurses Week 2021. Like many other healthcare professions, ER nurses are concerned about patients greatly needing emergency care staying away from hospitals and emergency rooms out of worry that they could become ill.
During this year, we have seen a massive surge in hospital overcrowding which has complicated receiving care for every patient in need of ER care.
Some individuals will have chest pains for days before getting treatment. On behalf of Altus ER Nurses, we want everyone to understand the following:
You will be safe coming to any Altus facility. We are open 24/7, offering safe private rooms. We are currently offering low wait times. We offer Free Medical Screening, do COVID-19 testing & accept Medicare. There is no good reason to stay at home when you need ER care. Do not risk your life. Get ER Care.
Altus is proud to celebrate Emergency Nurses Week along with the most talented and dedicated group of ER Nurses ever assembled. While we are grateful every day for the hard work these professionals do, this week we take special care to honor their dedication and commitment to helping patients.
A Look Back into ER Nurses Day From Previous Years
As you can see, at Altus, we have been celebrating ER Nurses Week since we first opened. You may recognize some of the smiling faces. This year, we will be releasing updated photos and videos of our ER Nurses. The difference may be the PPE gear, the glowing smile underneath will still be the same. Happy ER Nurses Week 2021! Now, let’s explore, why these special ladies and gentlemen deserve our appreciation. We will overcome the COVID-19, but there will always be battles to fight. May we never forget to honor these brave individuals on the front lines of healthcare.
Why Do Emergency Nurses Deserve Special Appreciation?
Nurses across the country do exemplary work. However, emergency nurses deserve special recognition because the environment in which they must work requires quick thinking and nerves of steel.
The Emergency Room staff needs to make split-second life or death decisions. Nurses are often the first person a patient sees when they enter our Emergency Room. These people are often in severe pain, shock, and scared. The reassurance, compassion, and empathy of ER nurses make all the difference to these patients and their families.
Know Where to Go in Case of an Emergency.
Role of ER Nurses
Every day, emergency nurses must tackle diverse tasks with professionalism, efficiency, and above all—caring.
Patient-Care: Working at an emergency center means ER nurses will need to care for a wide range of injuries and illnesses. Some might be mild emergencies, while others may involve trauma, heart attacks, or traumatic brain injuries. The wide variety of patient conditions requires that ER nurses have specialized training and qualifications. In addition, a strong character that can keep its cool in extremely stressful situations is indispensable.
Education: The nurses at Altus are outstanding members of the communities that we serve. As such, they are always available to help us promote our wellness programs, and educate the public on how to prevent injuries. Additionally, nurses are the most prominent advocates for patients who visit our ER centers. Not only do they assist the patient during their stay at our facilities, but they also explain the care needed to ensure a speedy recovery once the patient goes home.
Leadership: Part of the company culture at Altus focuses on working as a unit. Our nurses are perhaps the best liaisons in our organization. They work closely with administrators, lab technicians, doctors, and of course, patients. Because of this, emergency room nurses must have strong leadership skills that allow them to build solid relationships with every member of our team.
A Special Thank You to Our Invaluable Nurses
At Altus Health which includes Altus ER Baytown, Altus ER Lake Jackson, Altus Lumberton Hospital, and Altus ER Waxahachie, we know the quality of the people that work with us. Moreover, every patient we see gets a chance to meet the most amazing, professional, and caring nurses ever!
Our organization could not provide the care needed by our communities, were it not for the hard work and dedication that our nurses put into every minute of their workday.
These brave, compassionate angels help us save lives every day, and we could not be more proud and grateful to have them by our side.
To all of you who give so much to both patients and colleagues, “Thank You” from the bottom of our hearts for a job well done!