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The Bedpan and its Significance

During the holiday doldrums I came across a 2015 Smithsonian magazine article entitled “The strange saga of George Washington’s bedpan.” The article was a...

Providing ethics consultation in the middle of a pandemic

As a new graduate RN, I was confronted with the case of allowing a natural death for a 6-month old baby girl who survived...

Nursing care plan for outpatients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease

COVID-19 is associated with a plethora of complications for those who suffer from both mild and severe forms of the disease. Although research is...

Attention millennials: Advice for fast-tracking your leadership career

The retirement of the Baby Boomer generation is creating a leadership void and a huge opportunity for millennial healthcare professionals to move up in...

Beasts, gods and FaceTime: The anguish of visitor limitations during the COVID-19 pandemic

For the foreseeable future, efforts to minimize human contact will remain in place as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is...

5 benefits of digital care management

A typical encounter within the healthcare system can be overwhelming and complicated, depending on the patient’s health condition. For example, imagine a patient with...

A difficult conversation: Telling family and friends when you expose them to COVID-19

When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 19, 2020, our lives changed forever. An already overburdened healthcare system have...

Nurses struggling on the frontline of COVID-19

Innovation is important in maintaining an open-minded perspective on the frontline of healthcare, particularly in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a practicing...

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...