06 May

Compassion, Expertise, Trust: Honoring our Nurses in 2020

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National Nurses Day 2020

May 6 is National Nurses Day. This year, the official theme is “Compassion/Expertise/Trust.”

And in 2020, those words take on even greater meaning and significance. 

The nearly three million nurses around the country have been on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. While caring for us, many of them have become sick; some have died. The latest numbers from the CDC are staggering. Nearly 10,000 healthcare workers have contracted the virus, which hit all age groups.

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National Nurses Week 2020

It’s been 30 years since Nurses Week was created. It runs May 6 - May 12 kicking off with National Nurses Day on May 6. The tribute ends on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who’s credited with being the founder of modern nursing. 

All health professionals know how important it is to stay hydrated, for themselves and their patients. But when you’re on the frontline you’re overwhelmed by grueling shifts, constant pressure, and PPE constraints.  All of those factors contribute to your ability to drink freely. Adding to these barriers: the risk of contamination (an issue well before the introduction of COVID-19). The research shows that the “3 R’s, rest, rehydrate, refuel are keys to staying healthy, especially in these tough times. Hydration stations, reminder posters, and the ultimate reminder, a personal water bottle that tracks every sip are just a few tangibles to keep staff on the right hydration path. 

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That’s why, as we celebrate National Nurses Week starting on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, HidrateSpark is honored to donate HidrateSpark 3 smart water bottles to the American Nurses Association (ANA). Five nurses won these through a raffle, involving a 5-day hydration challenge.  And for those who didn’t win, or would like to buy more for family and friends, all ANA members can now enjoy exclusive pricing. 

HidrateSpark will also donate a portion of the proceeds to the Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses. It is HidrateSpark’s sincere hope to support our frontline workers in achieving proper hydration before, during, and after their shifts. 

So, Happy National Nurses Week to all the kind, hard-working, and exceptional nurses and healthcare professionals out there! This year, our gratitude is even greater as you take care of patients and fight the COVID-19 pandemic.