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American Nurse welcomes Cherissa Jackson, “America’s Combat Nurse”

Live at the Table interview with Navy Veteran, Denetra Hampton Often times women are omitted from board room discussions or asked to be a part of major discussions. Women Veterans even more so have this...

My preparation ritual includes Sara Bareilles, tears & tissues

It took about 2 hours for my heart rate to return to normal after my interview with Lisa Ling. When I am preparing to do something high stakes, I listen to Sara Bareilles sing Brave over...

State of pandemic: Coping with daily change

The morning of March 4, 2020, was a bit different from my usual workday routine, although it didn’t start off that way. When my alarm sounded at 0500, I said my morning prayers, got...

Sense of loss

In third grade I asked my Dad whether we would be thrown out of our home and into the street. My Dad, a chemistry, physics, biology, and math teacher and a track coach, explained...

Transform trauma with ACEs Sciences Film Festival & follow-up discussions

ACES Connection, The Relentless School Nurse, and the Center For Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) has joined forces to create a trauma-informed virtual film festival! Our program will run quarterly through June of 2021. We will feature...

400 years in 15 minutes: Why depression screening in primary care is vital for...

Have you ever had an African American patient walk into your office and say, “I’m tired, just tired”? Or treat a young Black patient for uncontrolled hypertension? As a primary care provider (PCP), would...

Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Year Three Highlights 2019-2020

Year in Review Possibilities unlimited, indeed! Nurses are facing COVID-19, racial inequities, financial concerns, and an increasing public mental health crisis. But nurses are prevailing everywhere we look. Engaging with and participating in racial inequity...

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 burnout rates are linked to decreased job satisfaction, increased turnover,...

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 the pandemic feel emotionally overwhelmed. That’s just one finding from...

Care for family caregivers

Taking care of a loved one in today’s healthcare environment is a generous act of love. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that 65.7 million unpaid family caregivers provide care to someone who’s...

Opioid overdose in the community

You reverse an overdose in the community. Takeaways: Opioid use disorder can be seen in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and even in the community. Bystander naloxone administration is an opportunity to treat victims of opioid overdose...

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 ethical framework used during a crisis remains significantly different than...

Meditation-based therapy may reduce occurrence of sleep paralysis

A new study published in Frontiers in Neurology explores a new therapeutic technique to reduce the occurrence of sleep paralysis (SP) in patients with narcolepsy. SP involves a feeling of paralysis a person may...