With 4 million nurses among us, chances are we all have a nurse friend or loved one. American Nurses Association celebrates nurses’ collective work this week as 4 Million Reasons to Celebrate.
Nurses give so much in their work, yet are exposed to higher-than-average workplace violence in their role as largest group of healthcare professionals in the U.S. Health care workers have a 20 percent higher chance of being a victim of workplace violence or witnessing violence than workers in other sectors. Nurses may also have early morning/late night shifts that leave them feeling vulnerable or provide home based care in unfamiliar or unsafe neighborhoods.
“Being a health care provider, we are often put at risk in unsafe situations. Being on-call and reporting to work at all hours of the night for emergency OR cases and parking in a garage that is not always under 24 hour surveillance, I feel like I have an extra sense of security with my KATANA Arc.” – Sally
The American Nurses Association celebrates nurses’ collective work this week with an open invitation to #ThankaNurse and join their campaign #EndNurseAbuse.