An effective oxygen system requires prompt recognition of who needs oxygen, a reliable oxygen supply and safe delivery to those who need it.
Nursing students are 90% female, often mature-age students who are still expected to carry most of the housework and childcare load while they study. Something has to give.
Nurses are not heroes – they are technically expert professional carers with unique skills. And they are struggling.
More patients die if there are fewer nurses available – so the UK must resolve its current shortage.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on another US medical emergency: a serious shortage of nurses.
Social distancing can get tougher in the fall and winter. These simple steps can help keep you and your loved ones healthy.
Nurses are uniquely at risk of COVID-19, and are affected by many of the health inequalities that the pandemic has exposed. But no one is listening to them.
School nurses were already overwhelmed, with hundreds of students and staff in their charge. Now, COVID-19 screenings and testing have become their priority.
Using actors can provide nurses with valuable training dealing with a diverse set of patients.
Comparisons with the second world war are usually unhelpful – but the crisis changed UK nursing for the better. The pandemic offers a similar chance to rethink nursing is provided.
Healthcare practitioners face a difficult situation – they have the right to be protected, but are legally required to treat patients.
A scholar and mother of a young child who is now working at home explores what's called the 'work-family conflict' – and finds that's the wrong label for the impossible choices faced by parents.
Anti-Blackness lingers in nursing and continues to limit access for Black folks, especially within nursing schools.
Nurses have always been at the forefront during war, epidemics and other times of disaster.
Florence Nightingale, who would have turned 200 today, might be remembered for her work during the Crimean War. But that's ignoring the 54 years afterwards she spent writing, analysing and agitating.
We need to make sure those brought in to help cope with the pandemic have adequate training to avoid any risks in patient care.
The Lady with the Lamp also did some of her most important work from home.
The NHS workforce reconfiguration so far has been an accountant’s response – designed to save money rather than being based upon actual clinical need.
Men who work in female-dominated fields tend to get more prestige and higher wages.
Nurses who surround the process of medically assisted dying are an important source of insight into the real conversations our society needs to have about what it's really like.