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Name Tag Angels
by Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino on October 13th, 2011

Name Tag Angels
By Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

Sometimes in jokes or conversation you might hear that it is bad to go to a job where one has to wear a dreaded, often misplaced or constantly forgotten or even unappreciated Name Tag. You know....Name Tag = Crappy Job........

Well, tell that to the ICU Doctors and Nurses all proudly displaying Name Tags who are helping save my dad's life. Name Tags are critical. In the times of stress, the Doctor may introduce himself, say his or her name outloud and tell you what is going on or the course of treament. Most of us here with Dad needed a glance at the Name Tag twice or even more to remember, because under the stress we couldn't recall who we were talking to and things happen fast.

Chaplain Holly had to repeat her name at least 4 times yesterday and I found myself looking at her Name Tag to finally set it in my brain. Then along came the Priest before surgery to Annoint him. I saw the Priest collar yesterday and a Name Tag. Just now the head ICU doctor "The Intensivist" came in Name Tag and all. (Oh, and he was here at 1am and 4am too <with Name Tag>, checking on dad.)

In fact, most people who do things for you, probably have a Name Tag. Think of the person who cleans your teeth, changes the oil in your car, makes you beautiful in clothes at your favorite store, brings you goodies to eat when you are out, fits you with the most perfect pair of shoes, makes you that first cup of coffee each day, but above all, think of the Name-Tagged People who may one day save your life or that of a loved one.

You have Name Tag Angels all around you. Cherish them and smile and most of all, take the time to know their name. They are helping you. Maybe even give them a high five or a handshake too :)

With Much Love from Minnesota, with dad in ICU,

About Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino
Elizabeth is the Founder and CEO of The Best Ever You Network. Angels are everywhere.

ps-If you see a typo, just let me know. Our editors are taking a well-deserved snooze.

Posted in Best Ever You Coaching, Attitude and Inspiration, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino    Tagged with Name Tag Angels, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, Best Ever You, ICU, FairView Minnesota


Charlotte - October 14th, 2011 at 9:30 AM
Beautiful post, Elizabeth. We are all sending you our thoughts.I'm glad you have some Name Tag Angels helping you through this...
Dr. G - October 14th, 2011 at 3:44 PM
Thanks! You have completely changed how I view my own name tag!

Many prayers for your Dad and your family, and strength and wisdom to the nametags in his ICU.
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