Blog & Press/blog/October Nurse of the Month
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 the October Nurse of the Month, Dennis Middleton.
Name: Dennis MiddletonSpecialty: Emergency RoomNumber of Fastaff assignments: Completed 10 Assignments with many extensions.Number of years with Fastaff: Fastaff traveler since March of 2016
Why do you love working with Fastaff?Great pay! Easy to work with and love traveling.
What do you love about travel nursing?Fast pace of the ER and the challenge of each new patient.
What makes travel nursing rewarding for you? Getting to see new places and work at different hospitals.
Describe a time where you felt more valuable/respected because of the experience and knowledge you gained from your Fastaff assignment.Current assignment is rewarding and I feel valued because of my many years of nursing experience and travel experience.
What has been your most challenging Fastaff assignment (a difficult case, surgery, patient illness, etc.) and how did you feel that impacted your worth as a nurse afterwards?Worked in New Orleans in March 2020 when COVID was just emerging and the entire assignment was challenging in so many ways.
Describe the most miraculous or impressive thing you’ve witnessed or been a part of during your time as a nurse with Fastaff.Recently cared for a patient that was being seen for an ATV accident but had symptoms of an allergic reaction, turns out they had cleaned their wounds with betadine and did not know they were allergic to it. The symptoms did not match the injuries and it took some more extensive questioning to determine what was happening to them.
How have you accomplished some of your personal and professional goals by traveling with Fastaff (i.e. family life, financial freedom, more personal freedom, etc.)?Yes! It has allowed my wife who is a former nurse to stay home and focus on our dairy goat farm so that we can both eventually work on our farm full time!