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Thank ER nurses

for skills, care

Todayis Emergency Nurses Day, and the theme of Emergency Nurses Week is “Everyday Extraordinary.”

Emergency nurses truly are extraordinary in that they care for the critically ill, the trauma patient, newborns to geriatrics, the mentally ill and those patients who need someone with whom to talk. Extraordinary in that their knowledge base encompasses not only varying age groups, but also all medical specialties. Extraordinary in that their assignment can change by the minute not only in volume, but also in patient acuity. Extraordinary in that they are often placed in situations that require bravery and compassion and yet return to work with dedication.

To the staff of the emergency department of the veterans hospital in Wilkes-Barre, you are a special group of nurses with a mission to care for the heroes of our country, and you do it well. Thank you.

So today, should you speak to an emergency nurse, mention how extraordinary an emergency nurse is.

Michele Chase

Nurse manager, emergency department

VA Medical Center

Wilkes-Barre Township

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