Emergency Department Nurses Week
Shoals Hospital Celebrates
October 9-15 is Emergency Department Nurses’ Week, and the team at Shoals Hospital celebrated with pizza lunches, doughnut breakfasts, and a variety of gifts from others in the community whose lives have been touched by our staff. ED Nurse Manager Jan Hannah said the staff runs the gamut of nursing capabilities, from setting a broken bone in a 10-year-old softball player to helping determine the psychiatric needs of our more senior patients. “It takes a special kind of person to be an ED nurse,” Hannah said. “You just never know what’s going to come through the doors, so we have to be prepared for anything.” At Shoals, the Emergency Department nurses have the most longevity of any other hospital department, and Hannah said this is a reflection on their ability to work as a team in the midst of crises.