How to say “Thank You” to a Nurse
I’ve been getting alot of hits to this site for search terms such as “nurses week gifts,” “gifts for nurses,” and “nurse gifts.” I thought I would put the myths to rest and tell you what kind of things nurses really appreciate.
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As a nurse, you are always washing your hands, to the point where they can get raw and manly-like. My personal favorite is Dermabond. Many of my coworkers LOVE it! It feels like butter on my skin….so lovely ;)
What do we do when we need a little pick-me-up: we do what MOST women do and enjoy a delicious piece of chocolate. Most of us don’t discriminate against any brands or types, as long as it’s delicious!
Coffee and Coffee Mugs
Some nurses can be a danger to themselves and to others without their morning cup of coffee. Travel mugs are excellent ideas for nurses who need to re-energize throughout their 12-hour-shifts.
If a patient dies, it better be due to natural causes and not because of my breath. I’ll admit, sometimes my breath can get a little funky and out of hand if I forget my toothbrush, but at least if I have gum; my patients can focus on getting better and not on my stinky breath.
Most hospital units provide nurses with a fridge where they can store their lunch and snacks. Having a lunch bag makes it easy to shove everything into a central place when we are running late.
Doctors love them, patients steal them, and nurses always leave work without them. Sometimes I will go to work with 2-3 pens and come home empty-penned! How does this happen?
Fun tag holders
At several different facilities I have seen “blinged” out name-badge holders and they are adorable!!!! They can even be hand-made ;)
Link found to above nurses week gifts here.
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