Kudos to my staff!

Specialties Geriatric


Specializes in LTC.

Last night we had a medical emergency where one of our staff members became ill and was sent to the hospital. The supervisor had no one to replace her at 3am and that left 3 na's to do pt care to 48 residents, most of them total care. I was in awe at the way the girls worked not hearing one of them complain. I only wish there was a way they could be compensated. If you have to do a double assignment once in a blue moon, I believe you should be compensated, but all you're told is, "Do the best you can." Sometimes nursing is such a thankless job. I just want to say thank you to Kim, Crystal and Sharon on 2C for a job well done. :yeah::yeah::yeah: I know the residents appreciated all you did for them and may God bless you. :redpinkhe

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years).


How good it is of you to publically point out the positive performance of your staff. They probably appreciate your loving account. And remember, love is like jam- you can't spread even a little without getting some on yourself!


I have on occasion bought my shift of NA's pizza for a job well done. We are in the same boat. Went to my administrator for a CNA who went above and beyond and asked for a bonus for her and was told they could not do that because then they would have to do it for everyone. So, I went out and bought her a gift certificate to her favorite restuarant. I have also bought things with my own money to give to my CNA's for a job well done. I keep koozies, lanyards, gift cards and other little things that did not cost much for just these kinds of occasions. Such small things goes a long way. I have never called a CNA when we were short who would not come in and work when I am there.

Specializes in Med/Surg and ANCC RN-BC.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful story! Your staff sounds like they are rock stars! I love how you are showing your appreciation towards them! It is so important to put the petty stuff behind you and do what is best for the patients. Thank you for sharing!!!!!! :yeah:

Specializes in OB, Peds, Med Surg and Geriatric Nsg.

I wonder if your facility has one of those "pat on the back bulletin boards". We have one in our wing and it is nice to know that there are people that recognize all nursing staff and the effort that they put in especially when certain situations like this arise. Thanks for sharing!

Specializes in geriatrics,wound care,hospice.

::up::up::::yeah::yeah::::bow::bow::hug::hug::balloons::balloons::clpty::clpty::clpty::dancgrp::hpygrp::w00t::redpinkhe:redpinkhe:redpinkhe:redpinkhe:redpinkhe Thanks to you for recognizing your staff in such a cool way! Every day(and night) we go to work and expect our staff to rise to meet everyone's needs. Our standards are high, and when a shift pulls together we turn to each other and say "Yeah!". Just another day @ work for us.

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