Immune/Lymphatic System

State of the world’s nursing

Use this moment to ensure nursing’s future around the world. The State of the World’s Nursing 2020: Investing in Education, Jobs and Leadership, developed in partnership with the International Council of Nurses and Nursing...

Let’s rehearse lunchtime at school during COVID-19

Partnering with parents will never be more consequential than this coming school year. The incredible team at FAACT: Food Allergy Anaphylaxis & Connection Team has created guidance for parents to help children prepare for the changes...

UV-C: A tool for disinfecting mobile devices

Staff satisfied with cleaning workflow. Takeaways: Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are being used with increasing frequency in healthcare, but protocols for cleaning them aren’t keeping pace. Published studies report significant contamination on mobile...

When nurses see unsafe practices, we speak out and sometimes we resign

I give credit to GA school nurse Amy Westmoreland, who was so concerned over the lack of public health mitigation strategies in her school, she took a stand and resigned from her position. Listen...

High-flow nasal cannulas: Risks and benefits in response to COVID-19

Nurses need to understand the nuances of this therapy. Takeaways Nurses should know the risks, benefits, and controversy surrounding high-flow nasal cannulas in adults with COVID-19. Nurses should be able to implement, monitor, and evaluate...

Coronavirus House Calls: Back to School Edition

Big shout out of appreciation to CBS42 and their 200 affiliates who carried this special episode of Coronavirus House Calls: Back to School. I was honored to be a panelist and answered some very interesting...

What do we learn when the unknown suddenly appears?

When COVID-19 found its way into New York City, the healthcare system’s Achilles heel was exposed. Public health officials scrambled for resources as the pandemic approached. Many media outlets presented unfounded and unverifiable information...

Hot off the press!

Have you ever jumped in the deep end of the pool? That’s how I felt when I was invited to co-edit the latest edition of the School Nursing Certification Review book with Janice Selekman,...

Safety, health, and back-to-school plans in a pandemic with Robin Cogan & A Better...

My heart is full, thank you to @CissyWhite and my friends at @ACEsConnection for inviting me to participate in this important conversation about Health, Safety, and Back-to-School Plans. Parents and students are living with a lot of uncertainty...

It has taken a pandemic to understand the importance of school nurses

After learning about The Woodhull Study Revisited, which revealed the alarming lack of nurses voices as primary sources for health related news stories, I started collecting  news headlines about school nursing.  Unfortunately, they typically included bandaids...

Are e-cigarette users at a higher risk for COVID-19?

The use of e-cigarettes has increasingly grown in popularity amongst the younger population. A study published in Journal of Adolescent Health wanted to find a correlation between youth e-cigarette use and COVID-19 symptoms, testing,...

Mentor Podcast with Dr. Ali Tayyeb

What a treat to have a one-on-one conversation with Dr. Ali Tayyeb, a Twitter friend and nurse colleague! Thank you Ali for an engaging conversation about my nursing journey and how a pandemic has...

True magic

This year in nursing school I have had to perform many magic tricks to cope and survive. The experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has given me a new outlook on life. During quarantine, my...