2022 COVID-19 Resource Center

While the COVID-19 pandemic has rattled the globe for the past two years, it’s also shown us some of the best the nursing profession has to offer. From policy and protocol changes to the latest updates on vaccination and heroic stories of frontline nurses, the articles within this section provide a snapshot of nursing in the time of COVID-19, and suggestions for moving forward.

Similarities between Spanish Flu and the COVID-19 pandemic

The Spanish Flu and COVID-19 pandemics create some interesting parallels. Separated by almost exactly 100 years, each struck fear and apprehension in the hearts of...
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The Relentless School Nurse: One good turn deserves another

I am sharing testimony that I gave about the state of pandemic school nursing in New Jersey. It was an honor to represent the...
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Preventing the spread of misinformation

A role for all nurses. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article that will appear in the February 2022 issue of American...
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Numbers Don’t Lie: Nursing Most Trusted Profession Again

A global pandemic, constant disruptions, and staffing shortages – none of them were enough to stop the nursing profession from being named "America's Most...

Nurses, please don’t drop the ball

One of the most recognizable rituals in ringing in the new year, at least for New Yorkers, is the famous ball drop in Times...
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Retaining nurses to mitigate shortages

Flexibility, creative policies, and new care models are key to retention. Takeaways: 22% of RNs and 20% of nurse leaders may leave their position within...
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Pathway to Excellence®: A framework to combat PTSD

This resource helps organizations create a positive practice environment. Takeaways: Workplace stress has an alarming impact on nurse well-being. Pathway to Excellence framework can serve...
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Bright spots for the new year

COVID-19 care innovations worth keeping. We’ve lived through three waves of COVID-19 and learned from each one. New ways to care grew out of necessity,...
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The Relentless School Nurse: Wishing another year away

I feel like we are caught in a cycle of wishing these pandemic years away because they represent so much loss, illness, disruption, and...
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Looking beyond the pandemic: A virtual roundtable

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, but many are starting to ponder its lasting effects on nursing. The editorial team at American Nurse...
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Beyond the Pandemic: Be your own nurse

Relieve stress with a self-care plan. Editor’s note: To read other articles in the Beyond the Pandemic series, click here. Takeaways: Lack of resources and...
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Ethics and crisis standards of care

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: Contingently confused Subject: Conventional, contingency, and crisis standards of care Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I keep hearing about different levels of care....
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Pediatric vaccination authorized for COVID-19

Pediatric vaccination authorized for COVID-19 COVID-19 vaccines are now authorized for children from 5 to 11 years old. In November, after lengthy review of clinical...
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COVID-19 Update

8 things you need to know about COVID-19 booster doses In November, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and...
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Stop the slide

Drifting back to old practices endangers the profession.  Before COVID-19, healthcare and nursing performance were moving in the right direction. Turnover was slowing, healthy work...
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COVID-19 exposed our deficiencies

The U.S. healthcare system needs adequate reserve capacity to address future pandemics. The current U.S. healthcare delivery system doesn’t have the capacity to handle a...
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Innovating during a pandemic

An on-site makerspace leads to quick solution experimentation and implementation. Takeaways: Nurses have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in inventive ways. Creating a culture of...
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The Relentless School Nurse: Coming to terms with the era of COVID

It’s been a rough school year and it’s only November. I am not sure where to turn to feel a sense of balance or...
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How shall we mourn our dead?

Take your time and follow the path that’s right for you. Since May 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have required nursing homes...

VIDEO: Long shifts, pandemic damaging nurses’ mental, physical health

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic of nurses and healthcare workers have been discussed, speculated, and bemoaned at length. But one study has finally...