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Dissing nurse aides

| Monday, November 10, 2008 12:00 a.m

In response to a letter by Alisha Murawski (“Dissing EMS,” Oct. 25): First, I agree with her that our local EMS do not get paid enough for their services.

But for Ms. Murawski to degrade my job as a nurse aide was very upsetting.

Obviously she has never worked my job. I work eight hours nonstop, taking care of patients and loved ones every day.

Who is it who cleans up the soiled patients, scrubs the wounds of a potential AIDS patient, feeds patients that cannot feed themselves or sits with a drug-addicted patient who is coming out of detox — and dodges bullets from a crazed person as we hope and pray every day that we don’t bring any of these diseases home to our loved ones•

Or wonder if we will make it home at all•

That would be a nurse aide.

So please do not degrade my job and my work that I am so passionate about. If you feel that we make too much money, then maybe you should apply to one of the many nurse aide ads in the paper. And maybe you would see that no one in health care gets paid enough.

Lisa Walker

Rural Valley

The writer is an emergency room nurse aid.

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