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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...