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November 2023 Nurse of the Month

November 20, 2023

Fastaff nurses are rewarded and recognized for the experience, skills, and dedication they bring to each travel nursing assignment. This nurse is someone who exemplifies the Fastaff values. Read below to learn more about, Noar Gashi.

Name: Noar Gashi

Specialty: ICU Float

Number of assignments: 4

Number of years with Fastaff: 1

Why do you love working with Fastaff?

Fast staff has access to hundreds of facilities throughout the country. My concerns and questions are always followed up.

What do you love about nursing?

The ability to help people who are at their lowest point. 

What makes travel nursing rewarding for you?

 I absolutely love to drive to new states and cities. The freedom to explore different areas all over America is an absolute dream. Travel nursing also allows me to visit new national parks and hike trails. 

Tell me about a time when you felt more valuable/respected because of the experience and knowledge you gained from your Fastaff assignment.

One time I was floated to a step-down unit and one of the patients began to crash. I immediately stepped in and helped the doctors in stabilizing the patients. Because of my ICU experience, I was able to administer ICU IV drips to prevent the patient from going into cardiac arrest. The other staff members were very thankful to have me there because I took control of the situation and ended up stabilizing the patient by appropriately tearing the medications to the patient’s needs.

What has been your most challenging Fastaff assignment and how did you feel that impacted your worth as a nurse afterward?

During my current assignment, the nurses went on strike. I was assigned to MICU that night. I had 4 ICU level patients. The doctors and administrators on that night were very appreciative of my ability to manage such sick patients at such a difficult time. Since then, the doctors in the MICU remember me and always say hi.

Describe the most miraculous or impressive thing you’ve witnessed or been a part of during your time as a nurse with Fastaff.

The most miraculous thing is to see these patients come to the ICU on the brink of death. Some are on full IV life-sustaining support, multiple drains, and devices. Usually within one week most of these patients are off the medications, off the ventilator and up sitting in a chair talking like nothing ever happened. It is truly a blessing to play such a crucial role in healing these patients and getting them back to normal.

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