Frontline Nurses

How has your life as a nurse changed as we have moved through the COVID-19 pandemic? What supports do you need to get through each day and where are you finding them? How are you managing ethical challenges and burnout? How are you finding the resilience to keep going?

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May 20th, 2020

A Lesson from Hospice Care

Our own Theresa Brown had another moving column in the NY Times this week:

I Accept Death. I Hope Doctors and Nurses Will, Too.
A lesson from hospice care might help.

Bodies being moved into a refrigerated truck outside of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, in April.
Bodies being moved into a refrigerated truck outside of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, in April.Credit...Dave Sanders for The New York Times
Nurses crying. That’s what I hear from the front lines treating Covid-19 patients. A nurse will begin the shift crying…

Tags: coping

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May 15th, 2020

It will never be the same

I am a Director if Nursing in a skilled nursing facility. I take pride in my team and take every opportunity to work right by their side. This usually allows me to see first hand what our process issues may be. Where the room for improvement is going to come from.
Yesterday, like every other day, I walked down the hall in our Covid unit (sweating in 15 pieces of PPE and exhausted because in 4 days I have already been away from home 62 hours). I am doing my morning rounds and going from one to the…

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May 13th, 2020

Caring for Ourselves

In Honor of all nurses everywhere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrDF7q5CW14&feature=youtu.be With gratitude and admiration!

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May 9th, 2020

Honoring nurses at the front line

With gratitude and grace

https://www.dropbox.com/s/py3dnvxvtw0fydj/CyndaRushton_final.mp4?dl=0

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May 7th, 2020

Agility

As I wait along with my peers to participate in training, course, and certifications that require a true classroom setting, I have explored the many options for professional development and growth, that exist via short online delivery methods. Platforms such as Coursera for example offer access to many courses, certificates, and provides resources to explore new ways of learning. One of the areas of study I have seen many courses covering involves Agility or Agile. I still have to look further into this concept and it’s application to the healthcare system. However, from the information I have read so far,…

Tags: never again is too late

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