National Career Nursing Assistants Day is celebrated on the first day of National Nursing Assistants Week, where appreciation is expressed to medical workers who provide invaluable assistance to doctors and patients. Though their work might be less visible, it holds enormous significance.
Nurses during the First World War proved indispensable. Specialists worked hard in difficult conditions. They needed psychological and physical help at some point. The Red Cross was created to support medical staff. Later, a special holiday in honor of dedicated medical workers was instituted.
In the post-war period, the association lost relevance and was revived only during the Second World War, when nurses on the front line and in the rear again faced heavy loads.
- At the beginning of the XX century, nursing assistants did not have special training. By the end of the century, they were required to undergo training, so the assistance they provided was qualified and professional.
- In peacetime, specialists work in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and boarding houses.
- The National Network of Career Nursing Assistants is an organizer and financial backer of this event.
Duties of people in this profession include caring for patients, ensuring movement and comfort, preparing for procedures, communicating with relatives, and creating primary documentation.
How to take part
Competent care of patients after surgery, medical care for the elderly, support for patients in various departments of a clinic lies in the scope of professional activity of nurses and nursing assistants. Thank them; wish them good health and strength! Send them cards and treats as a sign of your appreciation.
When is National Career Nursing Assistants’ Day celebrated in 2024?
National Career Nursing Assistants’ Day is observed on the first day of National Nursing Assistants Week.