We shouldn’t wait for Nurses Week to say “mahalo” for all you do, nurses!
But we figured it would be a good week to present this Moana-inspired tribute to all of y’all working those trenches on the daily. And CNAs, we’re looking at you too!
A very special “thank you” to cardiac nurse Erin O’Shaughnessy from Australia who inspired us to get the rap section just right.
Say thanks to your favorite nurse crew by sharing STAT! Want a special gift to thank a nurse for being awesome? Check the Health 3.0 shop (net proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders).
And MAD LOVE to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, the ONLY hospital in Vegas awesome enough to let us shoot there. They love nurses, and they show it.
Tom Hinueber: Director
Logan Stewart: Cinematography/Editing
Ethan O’Donnell: Crew, Patient
Chanston Bender: Crew
Lyrics: ZDoggMD and Tom Hinueber
Audio track and engineering: Devin Moore
Dr. Kathy Travnicek MD
Allison Andersen APRN
Stephanie Lapid BSN, RN
Dr. Amee Mehta MD
And make sure to share YOUR voice on our livecast, “Can Nursing Be Saved?”
Okay, okay, I see what’s happening here
You’re face-to-face with greatness and it’s strange
Your pain scale is 10 while asleep
Well, it’s nice to see that patients never change
The IV is in, let’s begin
Yes it’s really me, it’s your nurse, breathe it in
I know it’s a lot: the scrubs, the crocs
When you’re staring at this lovenox
What can I say except “you’re welcome”?
For the ice chips, the meds, the food
Hey, it’s okay, it’s okay
Cuz that intern really doesn’t have a clue
(he was gonna kill you)
What has two gloves and shoved in a cath
When your prostate was all jacked?
When the ward got cold
who stole you blankets and pillows?
You’re looking at her, yo!
Oh, also I titrate the drip
To stop V-tach and slow A-fib
Also, I harnessed the tools
To lift your butt and help you poo
So what can I say except you’re welcome
For that decub that you never got
Call lights all day, oh hey
When we’re catchin’ stuff that no one else has caught
Well, come to think of it
Doc, honestly these shifts go on and on
Med surg to ED, NICU, PACU and beyond
That time early sepsis was found? Oh,
That was your nurse just messing around.
We chart all day
To cover our butts
Calm in the codes when the doctors go nuts
What’s the lesson
What is the take-away
Don’t mess with nurses when they’re on their break today!
And the wrinkles you see on my skin
Show the losses and map every win
Look in my heart
It’s all caring compassion
Look at these clickity boxes just tippity-tap tap tap tap ha ha ha ha ha hey
Well anyway let me say you’re welcome
For the caring and brains that we show
Hey CEO CEO
But these jacked up staffing ratios gotta go!
Doctors they say, oh hey you’re welcome
But it’s nurses that run this show
You can never take me away
Cause this nurse can do anything but float!