COVID-19: Protecting Health Care Workers

Kit Bredimus, DNP, RN, CNO of Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas, discusses how he provided updates to the media about the COVID-19 crisis and how individuals could mitigate the spread.
AONL Chief Executive Officer Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, spoke on the MissingLogic podcast about the pandemic’s impact on nursing leadership.
Five health organizations last week released a toolkit for clinicians in post-acute and long-term care settings about the benefits of the COVID-19 bivalent booster and oral antiviral therapeutics.
A study concludes that future studies on nurse well-being during the pandemic should “analyze groups of health care workers separately, clearly identify racial and ethnic groups and examine the role of respondents’ work setting.”
Health care workers who received two or three vaccine doses were less likely to get long COVID-19 compared with unvaccinated health care workers, according to an observational study in Italy.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) released a report this week describing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on behavioral health in the United States.
A recent federal report details the extreme stress the COVID-19 pandemic put on the health care workforce.
AONL member Anne Schmidt, DNP, APRN, shared the stories of medical-surgical nurses caring for COVID-19 patients at New England hospital in a recent article in Generations.
The Joint Commission approved a new infection prevention and control standard and its elements of performance.