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Archive for May, 2015

Happy Birthday, Florence Nightingale!

Posted on: May 12th, 2015 by Knueppel HealthCare Services No Comments

KHS Salutes National Nurses Week

At KHS we work alongside many dedicated healthcare professionals, but wish to salute nurses in a special way this 2015 National Nurses Week. We also recognize the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale the founder of modern nursing.

Thank you, nurses!

The 2015 theme, proposed by the American Association of Nurses, is: “Ethical Practice. Quality Care.”

The Florence Nightingale Pledge

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.

This modified “Hippocratic Oath” was composed in 1893 by Mrs. Lystra E. Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand Training School for Nurses, Detroit, Michigan. It was called the Florence Nightingale Pledge as a token of esteem for the founder of modern nursing.

Thank you nurses for all you do!