The current recommendation in personal protective equipment (PPE) for front line health care providers (nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, and so forth) is to wear the following for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients: Gowns Gloves Eye protection Surgical masks – except for aerosol-generating procedures N95 or better – for aerosol-generating procedures (CDC source, OSHA source, […]
Confused about isolation precautions and PPE needed to safely care for coronavirus patients? In this post, Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K outlines the latest CDC and WHO recommendations as of March 19, 2020.
With everything that’s been evolving rapidly around the world, I wanted to reach out specifically to offer my support and thoughts for nurses on coronavirus. Taking care of patients is already a pretty heavy burden, but then when you add on a pandemic, a workforce of people who are on the front […]
This is a guest post. The purpose of this post is to offer tips and advice to new graduate RNs starting in an ICU. All opinions in this post are that of the guest author and not those of their employer. Tips for an ICU Nurse Advice #3: Show initiative It develops rapport. Every single […]
This post is sponsored by Capella University. Please see my disclaimer page for more information on our partnership. The theme for the 2016 Magnet Conference in Orlando, is Empowering Nurses to Transform Health Care. I was trying to think about what that means to me… how can nurses truly transform how health care is delivered […]
This post is sponsored by Capella University. Please see my disclaimer page for more information on our partnership. When you hear the word “nurse” .. what do you think? What do you see? More importantly, what do you feel? I see a person, standing there in the middle of chaos – with a subtle grin. […]