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Lack Of PPE Poses Clear And Present Danger To Nurses And The Nation

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses calls on government and the public to take action in providing sufficient personal protective equipment

Without immediate action, limited supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators and other lifesaving equipment will cause greater loss of life and increase the toll from COVID-19, warns the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

AACN represents more than half a million acute and critical care nurses, many of whom are caring for patients with COVID-19.

"The lack of availability of PPE represents a clear and present danger to nurses and other healthcare professionals caring for patients diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19," said Megan Brunson, MSN, RN, CNL, CCRN-CSC, president of the AACN board of directors. "For nearly two decades, Americans have rated nursing as the most trusted profession. We are n

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American Association Of Critical-Care Nurses Creates Custom COVID-19 Online Course

New eLearning course and other AACN clinical resources are available to all nurses, at no charge, to provide vital resources during COVID-19 pandemic

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has created an eLearning course that specifically addresses the most serious reported symptoms from COVID-19.

"COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS, and Ventilator Resources" is available to all nurses, at no charge, to provide vital resources during this challenging time.

The course is designed to offer learners the knowledge and resources to provide essential care to critically ill patients with coronavirus.

"In just a few hours, nurses can refresh their skills or cross train staff with the latest information they need to provide care for those with COVID-19," said Julie Miller, BSN, RN, CCRN-K, a clinical practice specialist at AACN.

"The AACN community of progressive and critical care nur

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Penn Nursing Offering New Telehealth Online Course Free to All Healthcare Providers

During these times of uncertainty, we’re all having to change what we do and how we do it—including health care providers who have had to swiftly migrate to telehealth to offer care that doesn’t require patients to travel and visit crowded facilities for treatment. To help meet this urgent need, Penn Nursing is offering its new online training in best practices for telehealth to all health care providers, free of charge, and each completed course provides 2 CEUs. Click here to visit and use the code ASPIRE100 when registering:

“Penn Nursing may be the #1 ranked nursing school in the world, but we must always be #1 for the world—and that is why we are offering our Telehealth course free of charge at this time,” said Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel. “Healthcare providers integrating Telehealth into their practice require evid

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On the COVID-19 Front Lines With Intensive Care Nurses

What is it like being an intensive care nurse on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Two Cedars-Sinai nurses speak from the heart about caring for their patients and each other.

Caring for some of the sickest patients during the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way ICU nurse Lauren Yamashita, RN, and her colleagues at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital approach patient care.

Before the pandemic, nurses within each unit at the 133-bed hospital would all work together to get a newly admitted patient settled into a room, Yamashita said in a video diary from the hospital on Monday. Now, in an effort to limit exposure to the virus, they've had to limit the number of nurses that can enter a patient's room.

"So, it kind of feels like we've got our hands tied behind our back, because the second we get a new patient everyone wants to run in the room and help settle the patient in

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