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Safety huddles: A safety net for nurses amid the COVID-19 pandemic

In March 2020, our 31-bed geriatric medical unit was designated the first COVID-19 unit in a teaching hospital located in a New York City...

COVID-19 Survival Tip #1: Time to disconnect

We live in a world where many people are attached to their electronic devices. Like a fetus attached to their mother via an umbilical...

The Relentless School Nurse: #NursesAreNotOK

The pandemic has disrupted life as we know it, with no specific end in sight, outside of glimmers of hope with vaccines on the...

Resiliency rising!

Ten just-in-time self-care strategies. Takeaways Experiencing stress and anxiety during the pandemic is a normal response to an abnormal situation. The combination of work, family,...

Join a national conversation on bereavement

The "silent storm" of grief could be the next epidemic that spreads throughout our country. How could it not be, when almost 250,000 Americans...

Why infant mental health is even more critical now

No matter what role we play in caring for patients and families, as nurses, we know that the relationship children have with their caregivers...

New OJIN topic explores substance use disorders

In September, OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing published six new articles on the topic “Substance use disorders and related concerns: Perspectives...

Shift work and sleep disruption: Implications for nurses’ health

Take steps to protect nurses and ensure patient safety. Takeaways Shift work is common among nurses and can lead to significant health, social, and family...

Navigating loss induced by COVID-19

The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted virtually every facet of society, infecting millions of people and instilling lingering fear about what is yet to...

Supporting nurses: Coping with emotional stress

I want to thank you for printing the article that supports nurses and our emotional health. I have been a nurse for 35 years....