Personal protective equipment for healthcare workers can be hard to come by during a pandemic. But Heart4Heroes and its partners have stepped in to help.
Heather Anderson, BSN, RN, Director of the Medical Surgical Unit at Adventist Health St. Helena in northern California, received an unexpected call soon after she arrived home from work on August 19. Heather Anderson, RN Anderson, a member of the facility’s disaster preparedness team, needed to return to the hospital immediately because winds
The Health Wagon, a nurse-driven mobile health clinic, provides care to thousands of medically underserved people in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.
After decades in the profession, critical care nurse Toni Wilburn thought she was prepared for anything. But the COVID-19 pandemic is testing her mettle.
If 2020 hasn’t been difficult enough, add Hurricane Laura barreling toward a hospital. The nurses were kept on their toes, but performed admirably.
Cheedy Jaja compares his experience while volunteering during the the Ebola outbreak with the COVID-19 pandemic, including the mental toll on front-liners.
Disaster nursing response teams go to areas where people have asked for help, where the infrastructure has been overwhelmed, the medical system has been overwhelmed or if the medical facility has been destroyed, said Kathi Harvey, DNP, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC, APRN, a certified National Healthcare Disaster Professional.
When a longtime RN began her career in wound care, she never imagined educating clinicians would take her to American Samoa, an unincorporated U.S. territory in the South Pacific Ocean located 2,200 miles southwest of Hawaii. Learn more about her global wound care education impact.
An oncology nurse and nurse practitioner said she loved the meaningful work she did, but wasn't prepared for the compassion fatigue and burnout she experienced. As a result, she founded the nonprofit Songs for the Soul to help combat compassion fatigue in nursing.