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Is Strike Nursing Safe? The Realities and Safeguards of Strike Nursing.

August 15, 2023

Strike nursing stands out as an essential yet sometimes misunderstood role. Many potential strike nurses wonder, "Is strike nursing safe?" 

Let's tackle this head-on and dive into the world of strike nursing, where U.S. Nursing, a leader in this facet, ensures that safety and excellence are never compromised. 

The Environment 

Strike nursing is indeed a unique landscape. Crossing the picket line can be intimidating. It's not uncommon to face yelling, name-calling, or even banging on vehicles pulling up to the hospital or healthcare facility. While these can be unsettling experiences, they are typically more bark than bite. 

Safety Measures 

What's vital to understand is that most healthcare systems take strike nursing safety seriously. It's common practice to hire strike security during labor disputes. These professionals act as deterrents, ensure evidence is captured if needed, and most importantly, maintain safety for patients, non-union employees, and strike replacement workers.  Safety Tips 

  1. Travel Together: Always make it a point to travel in pairs or groups. Strength and safety in numbers make you less of a target for striking individuals. 

  2. Dress Discreetly: Avoid wearing your hospital ID or scrubs in public if possible. Blending in with the crowd helps prevent unwanted attention. 

  3. Maintain Professional Boundaries: While it's natural to want to connect with non-striking hospital staff, remember that they might have connections to striking nurses. Keep conversations professional and avoid sensitive topics related to the strike. 

  4. Stick to Your Role: Getting involved in discussions about the strike can be tempting, but it's generally best to stay out of those conversations. Focus on your role as a nurse and leave the politics aside. 

  5. Protect Your Privacy: Don't share information about where you're staying, even with friendly hospital workers. This information could end up in the hands of striking nurses, leading to unwanted picketing or confrontations at your lodging. 

  6. Follow Security Guidelines: If your facility or U.S. Nursing provides specific security guidelines or measures, adhere to them strictly. These protocols are put in place for your safety and the safety of those around you. 

The USN Approach 

At U.S. Nursing, we pride ourselves on running hospital operations to the highest degree when strikes happen. With decades of expertise in strike logistics, we understand the risks involved and the robust measures required to keep everyone safe. Our focus is on maintaining hospital functionality and ensuring a positive outcome for both sides of the picket line. 

Why Strike Nursing is More Than Safe - It's Essential 

Strike nursing isn't just about filling gaps; it's about holding the healthcare system together when it's needed most. It's about resilience, adaptability and the courage to make a difference, even in challenging circumstances. 

But don't let the challenges deter you. Strike nursing offers incredible opportunities for growth, camaraderie and an unmatched sense of accomplishment. It's an opportunity to be part of a solution, carry the torch when others pass it and stand tall in the face of adversity. 

Ready to Take the Next Step? 

Are you ready to embrace the strength it takes to be a part of the U.S. Nursing team?  Click here to discover how you can become crucial to keeping hospitals running smoothly during strikes. 

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