I just read a post on another thread where a nurse gave some examples of things she does to try to boost morale and asked for additional suggestions. So I thought maybe we could start a thread...
Here's a portion of her text:
Quote from yumaRN1990
A bag of candy for the nurse with the first discharge, because odds are they will get the first admit.
One day I brought a flower in a vase with a note that said the flower was to brighten your day for one hour and then to pass it on. That flower went around for a couple of days. Nice to see the smiles on the faces of the nurses as well as some doctors.
We have also had drawings, everybody who wants to donates thier change and thier name is entered in a cup. Who evers name is drawn get all the change for the day.
Do any of you have any good ideas of little things that can be done to help keep the moral up?
I might add that the candy doesn't just go to a nurse, if the person cleaning the room gets the room done right a way a bag of candy goes to them, the CA who helps get the room set up for a new patient or gets a hard lab draw, gets a bag of candy. I am open to ideas that you come up with.
I'm new to hospital nursing & am working as a staff nurse in a rural hospital. One of the nurse aides fixes healthy snacks for us on Tuesdays b/c @ times we don't get our lunches. Anyways, my 1st step (in addtn. to already having expressed my thanks to her) is a card I'll give her tomorrow from the nurses!
So how 'bout it, any of you have any suggestions? I'd love to hear them maybe it could really make a difference in someone's day.