In 2019, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) expanded Neonatal Nurses Day, historically celebrated on September 15th, to a weeklong opportunity to honor the dedication, passion, and expertise of neonatal nurses. No one could have imagined what 2020 had in store for nurses in all practice areas. In the midst of a global pandemic, on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, nurses everywhere have stood strong, showing the world why 2020 is truly the Year of the Nurse.
This Neonatal Nurses Week, we celebrate YOU!
We know how hard our Synapse Community members work shift after shift to provide exceptional care to sick and premature neonates and their families. It seems fitting to us that September is also Self-Care Awareness Month. Caring for our vulnerable patient population, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, takes its toll on our bodies, minds, and souls. It is so important to take a moment for yourself, to recharge, refresh, and refill your cup.
Self-care is so critical for everyone, but especially nurses who are working through this pandemic.Sometimes, simple acts of self-care can make all the difference in supporting a healthy mind and body. Click To Tweet
One of Kathi’s favorite ways to practice self-care is through the use of essential oils, particularly aromatherapy. Studies have shown that using aromatherapy with therapeutic grade essential oils can lift the spirit, ease anxiety & tension, improve sleep quality, and even alleviate pain. But aside from diffusing after work at home, or taking a quick moment to use my favorite inhaler at work, how can we practice aromatherapy in the midst of a chaotic shift?
We could not be more excited to announce a new way for nurses and frontline workers everywhere to practice self-care with aromatherapy through Kathi’s new line of Esscential Aromatherapy Patches. These innovative patches, impregnated with the highest quality therapeutic grade essential oils available, have a hydrogel backing can be placed inside your mask. Just peel, stick, and then enjoy your personalized aromatherapy experience throughout your shift! Check out more information on these patches and grab yours here: www.iamesscential.com