Pediatrics

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...

Hot off the press!

Have you ever jumped in the deep end of the pool? That’s how I felt when I was invited to co-edit the latest edition...

Safety, health, and back-to-school plans in a pandemic with Robin Cogan & A Better Normal

My heart is full, thank you to @CissyWhite and my friends at @ACEsConnection for inviting me to participate in this important conversation about Health, Safety, and Back-to-School...

It has taken a pandemic to understand the importance of school nurses

After learning about The Woodhull Study Revisited, which revealed the alarming lack of nurses voices as primary sources for health related news stories, I started collecting ...

Improving the health of mothers living in poverty

Implementing nurse-led healthy lifestyle classes. Takeaways: Mothers experiencing poverty likely have a history of trauma, so healthcare providers should use trauma-informed care. Nurses can collaborate...

Asthma education for pediatric patients

What’s a nurse to do without an asthma educator? CNE 1.5 contact Hours Learning Objectives 1. Identify triggers associated with asthma. 2. Discuss medications used to manage asthma. 3. Describe...

Remember the 5 W’s – For now, it’s all we have

We have to ask ourselves, is it safe for school buildings to open this fall? We don’t have a clear answer.  Nevertheless, schools appear...

I’m just going to say it: It feels like we’re playing Russian roulette with our kids and our staff

Apoorva Mandavilli, a journalist from the New York Times, graciously interviewed me about what reopening of schools looks like in the midst of a pandemic....

COVID-19 pronouncement team

Villa Marie Claire is an inpatient residential hospice facility that is part of Holy Name Medical Center. The Villa is located in northern New...

Why wear face masks? Explaining COVID-19 to children

Elementary school nurse, Anne Young, created a series of videos for her students and parents to help reduce the stress and disruption of COVID-19....