Nursing is a profession within the health care system which surrounds the promotion of health, prevention of any type of illness and care of physically, mentally ill people and also the people who have any type of disability at any age. They mainly focus on taking care of individuals, sick or well.
Nurses serve at various places like office, home healthcare, outpatient care centers, military etc. Nurses are also taking care of people at community centers, schools and other places as well. Nurses usually work in shifts covering all the 24 hours, may be night, day, weekends or holidays. They also do a lot of bending, stretching, walking etc. as they have to lift and move the patients.
Florence Nightingale is the founder of Modern Nursing. She started her first formal training at the Institute of St. Vincent De Paul, in Alexandria Egypt. During the Crimean War in 1854, the British Medical facilities were in need of proper sanitary conditions and that is when Florence along with 38 other nurses helped in military hospitals in Scutari. She used statistical data called the coxbombs by her and today is known as Polar Area Diagram.
Clarissa Harlowe Barton is the founder of American Red Cross. At first she was a teacher and later she was directed towards the field of nursing during the American Civil War where she was known as the Angel of the Battlefield. Clara traveled along with army ambulances to provide supplies, give comfort and cook for the soldiers involved in the war.
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