Cool ways that Nurses Week will be celebrated in 2011


Pediatric Home Service (PHS), based in Roseville, Minn., is a home care agency that provides specialized services to children with complex medical conditions. As you can imagine, planning events for nurses who are out on home visits all day long is difficult, but the folks at PHS have found some simple ways to honor their nurses and make them feel appreciated. Throughout the week, nurses who come into the company’s head office will engage in a scavenger hunt, with the clues being rhymes that include tidbits of educational information and the prize being a little token—last year it was a pacifier. At the end of the week, nurses and staff are invited to connect and interact with each other as they enjoy a treat at an ice cream social.

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Cynthia Dusseault
Cynthia Dusseault is a professional freelance writer with both a health and an education background. A former medical radiation technologist and elementary school teacher, she realized that no matter what she did, she was drawn to any task that involved writing, so she decided, over a decade ago, to write full-time. Since then, she has written for a variety of magazines and websites including Nursing PRN, National Review of Medicine, University Affairs, Your Health, Education Leaders Today, Today's Parent, Children's Playmate, and many more. She has written about topics such as asthma, genital herpes, circumcision, teleradiology, body art, learning disabilities and exercise trends, and she absolutely adores the fact that writing—particularly doing the research for the articles she writes—makes her a lifelong learner.

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