Thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Tualatin, Oregon for hosting a presentation about the campaign to establish an Office of the National Nurse.
Pictured: Teri Mills President of the NNNO and Jennifer Randall President of the Tualatin Kiwanis Club
Members attending this meeting were troubled by the number of Americans who aren’t receiving accurate and understandable messages on how to take better care of themselves. Just last week, the Center for Disease Control published a report
stating too few Americans know the five warning signs of a heart attack (pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck or back; feeling weak, lightheaded or faint; chest pain or discomfort; pain or discomfort in the arms or shoulder; and shortness of breath). This same study
revealed that the number of Americans who know what to do when a heart attack is suspected (call 911 to get emergency help) was not as high as it could be.
The Tualatin Kiwanis were also astute to the fact that Oregon and the country is facing a looming nursing shortage. They recognize and appreciate the value of having a National Nurse serving to attract others to the profession.
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, March 03, 2008