The US has a growing demand for nurses. Yet nursing schools are turning away many qualified candidates.
Long-term solutions to the nursing shortage call for changes that value nurses and offer them a safe place to work.
Rates of burnout have increased alarmingly among health-care workers during the pandemic. Unless the system provides more support to its already depleted workforce, staff shortages may get worse.
COVID patients in ICU are younger, sicker and stay for longer than other critically unwell patients, affecting the entire hospital and its staff.
A school nurse’s caseload can vary dramatically based on a school’s size and the number of students dealing with chronic disease, poverty, housing insecurity and many other concerns.
To live well through and beyond the pandemic, we need to recognize the moral distress experienced by people, and especially health-care workers.
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.