The world can be a scary place. Fully of uncertainty, bad luck, and terrifying twists and turns of events in our everyday lives. During the course of a standard 24 hrs, thousands are admitted into hospitals across the countries. Sometimes it can be for something as basic as a routine checkup, or as exciting as a baby being born, other times it could be as scary as a multiple car pileup on a highway somewhere, or a sudden debilitating pain that you can’t explain. Regardless of the reason, hospital and doctor’s office visits can be stressful. And while yes, doctors are on call 24/7 and come and go throughout the night, it is the nurses that often find themselves doing the heavy lifting when it comes to actually interacting with patients and their families.
Often overlooked, under appreciated, and undervalued, these men and women work tirelessly to ensure the safety and comfort of their charges and comfort those around them. While the actions of nurses can provide peace of mind to their patients, a warm smile and name badge can bring comfort to the families. What? A name badge? It may sound odd but it’s true!
Name badges for nurses can provide not only a level of comfort with patients and families but also a sense of security. A name badge says “Hi, I am qualified to look after you or your loved one- I am here to help and do my best to ensure your safety.” Nurse’s often don’t receive enough credit for all that they do. A name badge gives patients and families the ability to put a name with the face and thank them either in person, or by card at a later date. Studies show that when a person thanks someone and uses their name, is result has a much greater effect on the individual on the receiving end and tends to mean a great deal more.
Don’t hesitate to thank these hard working men and women who often work the same hours as doctors, and only receive a fraction of the pay and recognition.