Parkview Hospital Notes Emergency Nurses Week
Mexia, Texas – Parkview joins the nation in honoring the hard work and dedication of ER nurses this week. ER nurses are the first line of care for the thousands of people whose lives are disrupted by serious illness, injuries, and sudden death each day.
“We’re very proud of our ER nursing staff and the care they continually provide,” explained Parkview Chief Nursing Officer Nan Gregg, RN. “Not only do they care for patients’ physical needs, but they consistently strive in providing superior customer service. That’s an integral part of well-rounded care.”
This year, the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is celebrating Emergency Nurses Week October 9-15. Emergency Nurses Day® is Wednesday, October 12. This year’s theme, “Emergency Nurses…Prepared for the Unexpected” reflects the dedication of emergency nurses in the United States and around the world.
Working in emergency departments, urgent care centers, on emergency rescue units, as flights nurses, and in many other roles, the nearly 100,000 emergency nurses across this country combine state-of-the-art skills with heartfelt compassion for the people they serve. Each year since 1989, the second Wednesday in October has been designated as National Emergency Nurses Day.
“Now more than ever, emergency nursing is at the forefront of emerging public health crises,” stated Kathy Robinson, President of the Emergency Nurses Association. “In the past, the focus was on exposure to body fluids because of diseases such as hepatitis C and AIDS. Those fears have not gone away and new life-threatening infections resistant to current antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral medications are emerging. Suicide bombings, biological and chemical attacks, and exposure to unknown toxins increases the danger to emergency nurses – and their family members – worldwide. It gives you greater appreciation for the risks emergency nurses face.”