NEW YORK Like many hospitals across the nation, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Langone Medical Center held events to honor its RNs during National Nurses Week.
In tune with the American Nurses Associations theme, Building a Healthy America, each day incorporated health and well-being for the staff, such as wellness day on May 4 and self-care day on May 6.
Nurses also participated in a staff health fair on May 7 that included screenings for blood pressure and bone density.Hospital staff attend an hour-long session on diabetes presented by Robert Lind, MD.
That days theme, titled Caring for You, included a lunch-and-lecture event about diabetes presented by Robert Lind, MD, an endocrinologist and medical director of the Diabetes Foot and Ankle Center at Langone.
All of our speakers for the week were house staff, MDs, and NPs, says Elyse Raidman, nursing recruiter.Marisol Guzman, RN, stands beside poster presentations during Nurses Week.
During vendor day on the last day of the week, vendors of the hospital gave out eco-friendly recycled bags, water bottles, and organic towels to the nursing staff.Althea L. Mighten, APRN, EdD, BC, right, director of nursing education and recruitment, hands out raffle tickets for door prizes.
The idea was to influence exercise, so they gave things that the nurses could take to the gym, Raidman says.