12 Things You May Not Know About Nurses

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12 Things You May Not Know About Nurses

Don’t underestimate the power of nurses. In the emergency room, a lot of time can go by without speaking to a doctor. It can be frustrating to have no quick answers, especially if you are in pain and in need of care. But whenever you need them, nurses are there to help. Nurses will frequently check in and take care of you for hours on end. They’re there for you through late hours when the doctors are gone, and are dedicated to ensuring your smooth road to recovery.

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Nurses Put Themselves in Danger

Nurses are usually the first to see patients who have highly contagious diseases before they are properly cared for and isolated. They also deal with patients who become physically aggressive and resist treatment. About a quarter of emergency nurses have experienced frequent physical violence, according to the Emergency Nurses Association.

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