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The Relentless School Nurse shares thoughts on COVID-19 with Johnson & Johnson

My goal when I started The Relentless School Nurse blog was to contribute to amplifying the voice of school nursing. With that in mind,...

Coping with emotional stress

Supporting nurses through unprecedented times. Takeaways: In a survey with 18,000 respondents, 79% of nurses rated themselves at high risk for workplace stress. High nurse...

Tragedy from a vaccine-preventable disease

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Conflicted in (Washington, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Missouri, Michigan … all states with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions) Subject:...

Half of frontline nurses emotionally overwhelmed by COVID-19

As the United States experiences surges in COVID-19 cases across the country, half of nurses on the frontlines providing patient care and responding to...

ANA president testifies on PPE shortage

American Nurses Association (ANA) President Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance regarding the strain on the...

How an interactive game improved hand hygiene adherence

Gentle peer reminders, incentives, and fun lead to success. Takeaways: Hand hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of healthcare associated infections but...

Care during the pandemic

Nurses share their experiences on the frontline. Nurses who are providing care to COVID-19 patients have found themselves increasingly drawing on their skills, emotional strength,...

COVID has come to school & our cupboards are bare

I recently spoke to Joel Rose of NPR about the on-going struggle for school nurses to get the necessary PPE. The article and the audio clip are available...

Germ-free is the way to be: Smartphone disinfection in hospitals

Nurse-led, evidence-based education fills knowledge gap. Takeaways: All smartphones and other mobile devices are hosts to a variety of bacterial contaminants. A lack of...

Ethics in a pandemic

Nurses need to engage in self-care to reduce moral distress. Takeaways: The COVID-19 pandemic brings many ethical dilemmas for nurses and their patients. The...