Wednesday, March 5, 2008

SOME FUN INFORMATION



DID YOU KNOW THAT..... Linda Richards became the first nurse to earn a nursing diploma in the United States in 1873.

According to a recent World Health Organization report, the United States spends more money, as a ratio of GNP, on health care than any country, followed closely by Lebanon and Zimbabwe.

“When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill.” Terence, from The Woman of Andros (166 B.C.)

Nursing is one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S.

During the months that school is out emergency room visits from children under 14 years old rise by 18 percent.

“When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill.” Terence, from The Woman of Andros (166 B.C.)

One out of every four registered nurses works part time.

There are approximately 567,000 bicycle-related injuries each year that require emergency room attention.

“If you would live in health, be old early.” – a Spanish proverb.

Around nine million children visit emergency rooms in the U.S. each year due to injuries.

The fourth week of May is National Nurses Week.

Traumatic wounds account for around 11 million visits to the emergency room each year.

Anne L. Austin was a famous historian of nursing.

Florence Nightingale, the most famous nurse in modern history, was only a nurse for three years of her life.

AND HERE IS A LITTLE NURSING HUMOR:

You know you are a nurse when you find yourself complimenting a complete stranger on his veins.

You know you are in trouble when it’s your first night shift in three years—and there’s a full moon.

All the above fun facts and more can be found at: http://www.startanursestaffingagency.com/101nursingfunfacts.html

1 comment:

jj Keller said...

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