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Disasters, regulation, and proactive response

Is nursing prepared for the next disaster? By David Benton, RGN, PhD, FFNF, FRCN, FAAN With alarming frequency, nurses are confronted with the professional, organizational, and personal consequences…
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Help hurricane victims

In any tragedy, a nurse’s first question is, “How can I help?” An overwhelming number of nurses acted in response to the Texas Nurses Foundation’s appeal for contributions…

Nurses rise to disaster challenges

While working the night shift in the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) of her New Jersey hospital, Teresa Weisneck, BSN, RN, could not help but be moved by…
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Nurses share hurricane experiences

AMERICAN NURSE TODAY asked nurses to share their personal and professional experiences related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Here are a few of their responses. (more…)

Processing trauma: 5 suggestions

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today How can nurses and other healthcare professionals support their patients in the aftermath of a national tragedy? An individual might…

The healing didn’t stop during Sandy

As Superstorm Sandy ravaged much of New York City, nurses went above and beyond the call of duty. Many jeopardized their own welfare to provide patient care.

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