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NMRTC Bremerton recognizes National Nurse Week/Navy Nurse Corps Birthday

image of nurse Amy Salzieder, with the statement "Nurses care for people, not just treat a person. In doing so, we receive the satisfaction of knowing that we have made a difference to patients and their families." Ask a Nurse...It's National Nurses Week, celebrated annually May 6 to May 12, and fittingly wrapping up on the birthday of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing. Immediately following the week is the Navy Nurse Corps birthday on May 13, recognizing 112 years of delivering patient-centered care from bed side to battle field.

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Then, as now, caring for the sick and injured, establishing sanitary methods, supporting operational readiness during the Crimean War (1853-56) are legacies established as nursing standards by Nightingale and notable commitment by the Nurse Corps against the pandemic outbreak.

Amy Salzsieder and the other 60 Nurse Corps and 80 civilian nurses at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton have been tasked with proactively handling multiple assignment to screen, triage, and test for COVID-19, as well as continue daily needed support for acute-care patients.

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Military medical professionals take their oath at their graduation from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences during a ceremony in Washington, May 18, 2019. More than 200 USU military medical students and graduate nursing students will be graduating early in 2020 to support their colleagues in the U.S. military health system amid the global coronavirus pandemic. (DoD file photo)

Military medical students will be graduating early to support the Military Health System amid the coronavirus pandemic

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