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Elephant in the room

When there is an elephant in the room, introduce it… Those who watch the news, particularly CNN, have seen the COVID-19 ticker that often appears...

Care during the COVID-19 pandemic: Recognizing nurses

The article "Care during the Pandemic" in the September 2020 issue discusses about this recent COVID-19 pandemic. The author did a great job by...

American Nurse Journal welcomes Penn Nursing Director of Innovation, Marion Leary

Nurse Hackathons: Creating Solutions To Problems We See Everyday When you see a problem in the health or healthcare setting who do you think will...

A late night message, “Robin, I have one child left. What should we do about school?”

I received this text message in the early morning hours during one of my many sleepless nights grappling with how to safely reopen school....

Personal protective equipment (PPE) and pressure injuries

Many health care professionals are wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) the majority of the day. There are increasing reports of pressure injuries from masks,...

ANA survey finds PPE shortages persist, reuse practices rise

The American Nurses Association (ANA) released new findings from a nationwide COVID-19 survey that indicate personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages persist and reuse practices...

Changing with the times

Specialty nurses adapt and deliver care during the pandemic. As the world has shifted during the pandemic, so have specialty nursing practices—from rethinking how care...

Flu vaccination and COVID-19

Educate your patients about the importance of protection.   Currently, development of a COVID-19 vaccine is a work in progress with no fixed date for availability....

A viral collision

Reinforce vital practices to keep each other safe. The COVID-19 pandemic is on a collision course with the cold and flu season. This means nurses...