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Archive June 2018 XIX, No. 6

Ideas That Work: Pamper Your Staff

KNEAD A BREAK A 10-minute massage on a busy day is a great way to show appreciation for your nursing staff.

If you're looking for a unique and fun way to reward your staff, consider chair massages. At one of my facilities, I brought in a corporate spa company to give out massages during our busiest day of Nurses Week. The company provides its own chairs and for 4 hours will give 10-minute massages. For 40 staff, you should get 2 chairs to accomodate more people. I posted a signup sheet and made sure that everyone got their turn. Scheduling the massages on one of our busiest days that week made it easy to cover someone so they didn't miss their turn. Prices ranged from $400 to $800 in my area, so you have to do your research to find the best price. My staff loved it. The surgeons started asking if they could have a turn, too. "Nope, you have to wait for Doctor's Day," I told them.

Catherine McCue, MSN, BSN, RN
Golf Surgical Center
Des Plaines, Ill.

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