Go Dash Dot founder Hannah Fastov donated her surplus of crossbody bags to nurses after hearing how the purse helped them do their jobs.
Nurses and doctors in Southern California weathered a horrific coronavirus surge this winter. A variant may have been at play.
In a National Nurses United survey, 57% reported feeling more anxious than before the pandemic, and 43% said they'd had trouble sleeping this year.
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is above average for healthcare workers. Insider spoke with three healthcare workers about some of the reasons. Experts told Insider having “trusted messengers” in local communities would help tackle the problem. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Melody Butler worked as a nurse on […]
Vaccine hesitancy is above average for healthcare workers. Insider spoke to public health experts about the reasons behind the troubling phenomenon.
Hello, Today in healthcare news: The CDC outlines the benefits of double-masking, WHO experts recommend AstraZeneca’s shot for all adults, and the pandemic’s toll on travel nurses. CDC: Double masks and tightly fitted single masks can reduce COVID-19 transmission by up to 96.4% Double masking has become a trend, but […]
Medical staff in UK hospitals told Insider they’re struggling to cope with the chaos of the coronavirus crisis. Dr. Tom Dolphin, who works in a London hospital, said the oxygen tank outside is creaking from the amount needed for COVID-19 patients. Cancer wards are being emptied to make way for […]
A large number of healthcare workers in US nursing homes and hospitals are refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. As much as 80% are turning down a shot in some institutions, according to AP. In a number of states, officials have raised the alarm about the low take-up rate of […]
I’ve spent the last nine months talking to nurses as a reporter, and I think “Grey’s Anatomy’s” portrayal of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic gets it right. “Grey’s Anatomy” characters act out the realities healthcare workers have faced, like staffing shortages and the mental toll of seeing so many […]
Nurses told Business Insider they expect COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations to spike after Christmas, much like they did after Thanksgiving. More than 47,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 since Thanksgiving. Smartphone data showed 13% of Americans travelled more than 31 miles from home to celebrate the holiday. Record COVID-19 hospitalizations […]
Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse in New York City who was the first person in the US to get the COVID-19 vaccine, shared her experience with Business Insider. Lindsay said she volunteered to get the vaccine as soon as she heard about it because she knew it would “put […]
Iris Meda, a retired Texas nurse returned to duty during the pandemic to help train aspiring frontline nurses. In October, though, Meda was exposed to COVID-19 in a classroom and was hospitalized soon after. She died from complications related to the virus on November 14. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
The US Air Force is sending 60 medical personnel to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state’s request for federal assistance. The state has 13 staffed intensive care unit beds available across all of its hospitals, and 211 standard inpatient beds, […]
President-elect Joe Biden teared up when talking to an ICU nurse about her experience treating COVID-19 patients. “You got me emotional,” Biden said on a video call with frontline workers. “Anyone who spent significant time in ICU, like I did for months, … observed the incredible mental strain on nurses […]
800 nurses at St. Mary Medical Centre, part of Trinity Health, near Philadelphia walked out Tuesday to protest hospital understaffing. About 42% of nurses nationwide said staffing has gotten “slightly or much worse recently,” per a recent survey. One study in the Journal of Nursing Administration found adding 10% more […]
Nurses of Filipino descent comprise just 4% of the US workforce, but nearly a third of registered nurse deaths due to COVID-19, according to a new report from the National Nurses United union. NNU estimates that 1,718 healthcare workers have died due to the disease and related complications, including 213 […]
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