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Sep 3, 2020
Last week, California passed the nation's first law (AB-2537) requiring health care facilities to maintain a 45-day supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). The union-backed bill requires employers to provide health care workers with unexpired PPE upon request.
Sep 3, 2020
When it comes to providing accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines in development, respondents to an August Harris Poll ranked nurses and physicians above other information sources, with 88% saying they are “somewhat” or “very” trustworthy.
Sep 3, 2020
This week’s issue of Joint Commission Online included a summary of eight guidelines to assist organizations in preserving the presence of family members in health care settings despite the presence of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
Sep 3, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a letter to health care providers warning of quality issues with surgical gowns manufactured or sold by Laws of Motion PPE. The FDA recommends facilities discontinue use of the gowns while the agency pursues its investigation.
Sep 3, 2020
In this month’s Nursing Outlook, three nurse ethicists argue for substantive reform of institutional processes and systems to avert the physical, emotional and moral stresses nurses experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 3, 2020
Acknowledging stress and finding ways to work through it is one method to address unwanted behaviors among people working in health care settings who may be experiencing vicarious trauma.
Aug 31, 2020
In 2020, identified as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife (a celebration of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday), it seems almost surreal that we would be faced with a pandemic of the novel coronavirus. Nurses, as in the time of Florence Nightingale, provide a pivotal role in infection prevention…
Aug 31, 2020
Communication challenges during a crisis are not new to health care in the United States. In fact, over the last 100 years, disasters, including pandemics, served to highlight the vital role of communication to help staff understand, engage and rise to the challenges needed to provide care to our…
Aug 28, 2020
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