International Nurses Day: Birth Anniversary of Florence Nightingale
International Nurses Day: Today on 12th May the world celebrates international nurses day. It is the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, who is the founder of Modern Nursing. Her birthday was celebrated as The International Nurses Day. ICN commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses’ Day (IND) resources and evidence.
History Of International Nurses Day
The reason for celebrating International Nurses Day every year is because on 12 May, Florence Nightingale was born. She is the founder of modern nursing. She established a reputation for nursing and turned into a Victorian social figure. And her birthday is celebrated as the International Nurses Day. On this day, International Council of Nurses also distribute kits to the nurses. Which contains material related to their work. The contribution and dedication of nurses is quite commendable. We can not ignore their efforts and hardwork. We can say that Health services are incomplete without their cooperation.
International Nurses Day: PM Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the Nurses
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the nurses on the occasion of International Nurses Day. Prime Minister tweeted, “Nurses play a vital role in keeping our planet healthy. Their dedication and compassion are exemplary. International Nurses Day is a day to reiterate our appreciation to all nursing staff for their exceptional work even in the most challenging of situations.”
Nurses play a vital role in keeping our planet healthy. Their dedication and compassion is exemplary. International Nurses Day is a day to reiterate our appreciation to all nursing staff for their exceptional work even in the most challenging of situations.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 12, 2022
International Nurses Day 2022: Theme
This time the theme of International Nurses Day 2022 is from the International Nurses Council. ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead- Investing in Nursing and Respect Rights to Secure Global Health’. Which means Nurses: a voice for leadership – invest in nursing and respect the rights to protect global health.
Beginning of International Nurses Day
In 1953, it was Dorothy Sutherland of the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare who proposed to the erstwhile president to proclaim Nurses Day in October. However, his proposal was not approved. Following that, Frances P Bolton, the first woman elected to Congress from Ohio, promoted a bill for National Nurse Week. But later, in February 1974, the then US President Nixon announced a National Nurse Week, from May 6 to May 12 every year.
Role of Nurses during Covid-19:
Nurses have important roles and responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will continue to be on the front lines of patient care in hospitals and will be actively involved in assessment and monitoring in the community. Nurses must ensure that all patients receive personalized, high-quality services, regardless of their infectious status. They will also engage in planning for projected COVID-19-related outbreaks, which increase demand for nursing and health services that could overload the system. In addition, nurses must maintain effective supply and use of hygiene materials and personal protective equipment and provide screening information, and triage protocols based on the latest guidance. A global pandemic requires strong nursing staff involvement in clinical management, awareness and knowledge sharing, and public safety.
Nurses Plays an important role in our lives:
Nursing is not only the largest but also the most important health care profession in the whole world.Nurses plays an important role In our lives. We must have to appreciate their work and courage on The International Nurses Day. Nursing is not only the largest but also the most important healthcare profession in the whole world. Today we are seeing their importance in the era of corona epidemic. It is through nurses that patients get better care and their training, experience is useful in saving lives and making them healthier. They are always available to take care of the patients.
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