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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National Nurses United, the country’s largest nurse union, released a report Monday that found 213 registered nurses have died from COVID-19 and related complications, out of 1,718 total healthcare worker deaths. Of the registered nurses who died of COVID-19, 58.2% were nurses of colour, including 67 Filipino American nurses and […]
Kaiser Health News and the Guardian are reporting on the 1,079 healthcare workers who have died so far from COVID-19. The organisations have profiled 177 deaths to find demographic trends among those died. Nurses comprised 68 of the 177 confirmed deaths, the KHN and Guardian analysis found, double the number […]
New research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing finds that New York City nurses were understaffed and burned out in the months leading up to the city’s COVID-19 outbreak. Between December 2019 and February 2020, 76% of New York City nurses said they would “not definitely recommend” the […]
Nurses told the Washington Post they’re reusing N95 masks for days or weeks at a time because they can’t get enough personal protective equipment. Healthcare workers are also sharing their concerns for the shortage of masks via social media. But the Trump Administration continues to downplay the issue – Vice […]
Kentucky-based Dana McMahan was worried that her Airbnb rentals would lose money during the pandemic, but discovered that renting to travelling nurses could offer a steady income while she came up with a new plan. McMahan lowered the price of her two listings, advertised them on Facebook, and gave the […]
Cases of the coronavirus have been surging across the US Sunbelt after states started easing their public health lockdowns that were put in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Three nurses in states that have reopened told us what it’s like working in hospitals right now as […]
Nurses at a drug rehabilitation clinic in Atlanta say management fired the entire nursing staff in April. Two nurses told Business Insider the team was terminated because they refused to take medical orders from the executive director, who does not have a medical background. In a phone call shared with […]
New analysis by Russian outlet Mediazona found that healthcare workers in the country make up 7% of COVID-19 fatalities, equal to one in every 15 deaths from the virus. In Iran, one of the countries hardest hit by the virus, the percentage of healthcare workers dying from COVID-19 is about […]
As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the US, Los Angeles-based fashion retailer Peter Russell wanted to do something to thank the people on the front lines of the fight. He used his contacts in the fashion industry to ask for items to gift to healthcare workers, and received over […]
The World Health Organisation named 2020 the “Year Of The Nurse” long before the pandemic arrived. Business Insider spoke to nurses in countries around the world about how their lives have drastically changed, and how they are coping mentally and physically. Each nurse said they chose the profession because of […]
Maureen White, RN, is the executive vice president and chief nursing officer at Northwell Health, the largest healthcare provider in New York, which has treated the most COVID-19 patients in the US. Coronavirus will change the healthcare industry forever, and we must be there for nurses in the aftermath. Nurses […]
May 12 was the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Nightingale, known as the first “professional nurse,” is celebrated every year for pioneering nursing methods used today: hand-washing, isolating patients, and supporting their emotional well-being. She wrote many times that she didn’t want to be a celebrity. She just wanted […]
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Spain is one of the worst hit countries by the coronavirus pandemic. For healthcare workers on the front lines, treating dozens of patients a day comes with fear that they’re putting themselves and their families at risk. Business Insider Today followed an ER nurse at a Barcelona hospital who […]
Bonnie Castillo, RN, is executive director of National Nurses United, the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States, with more than 150,000 members. Castillo says the federal government has failed to properly protect and support frontline workers. Of the four COVID-19 legislative packages passed, none […]
President Donald Trump had an awkward interaction with a nurse during an Oval Office event on National Nurses Day. The nurse, Sophia Adams – who serves as the president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners – talked about well-documented issues with the supply of personal protective equipment. She said […]
Design studio Plastique Fantastique has developed a protective personal space for doctors. It has positive air pressure to keep the person inside safe from droplets containing a virus. Doctors would see and treat patients from the transparent area of the space. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. While many […]
Two medical workers on the front lines of the coronavirus fight in New York died by suicide in the past week: Dr. Lorna Breen, of NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, and John Mondello, an emergency medical technician. Medical workers face gruelling workloads, unprecedented stress, and steep death counts during the pandemic. Psychologists […]
Sadie Treleven is a 26-year-old nurse who works at Harlem Hospital in New York City. As an ICU nurse, she cares for the sickest coronavirus patients. Treleven’s shifts are 12 or more hours and her unit now exclusively treats those with COVID-19. Many are on ventilators, and nearly one person […]
Powerful video taken during a protest at the White House on Tuesday shows nurses reading out a list of names of their colleagues killed on the frontlines of fighting the coronavirus pandemic. According to National Nurses United, at least 48 nurses in the US have already lost their lives to […]
Members of National Nurses United will protest outside the White House on Tuesday in a push for adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) as they fight the coronavirus. The country’s largest nurses union is urging the president to fund mass production of necessary gear in the next stimulus package and to […]
Travel nurses in the US who are not working on COVID-19 are seeing their contracts cancelled and are being left without work in the midst of the pandemic. The contract cancellations come as many hospitals are reducing or eliminating elective procedures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Some […]
Ten nurses were suspended from a California hospital after refusing to work with coronavirus patients unless they were given more protective equipment, including N95 face masks. The nurses at Providence St. John’s Medical Centre in Santa Monica started to make the demands after a colleague tested positive. They are barred […]
At least two hospitals in California have suspended nurses for calling out inadequate access to protective gear such as airborne-resistant masks. Nurses at these hospitals – Providence Saint John’s in Santa Monica and West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles – said there aren’t enough caregivers to treat coronavirus patients. Nearly […]
Medical workers on the front lines of battling the coronavirus discovered their tires were slashed after leaving a shift at the New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt, New York. According to police, 22 vehicles in the hospital’s parking lot were found with gashes. Police have arrested Daniel Hall, 29, […]
Dove released a 30-second video called “Courage is Beautiful,” featuring photographs of frontline workers with marks on their skin from wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). “‘Courage is Beautiful’ features images of people fighting for our safety every day, demonstrating self-sacrifice and putting their patients and community first for the greater,” […]
Three Alabama nurses were recruited to work on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City hospitals. They left after they say the conditions were worse than what was promised. Now they’re suing Kansas-based recruiting firm Krucial Staffing. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Alabama nurses Wyatt […]
Healthcare workers are facing pay cuts, reassignments, furloughs, and layoffs caused by coronavirus social distancing rules and shutdowns. “Because it’s this huge healthcare crisis, you don’t expect healthcare workers to be impacted in this way,” one nurse told Business Insider. Hospitals are seeing reductions in surgeries and visits, even as […]
Night shift nurses at Detroit Medical Centre Sinai-Grace were told to leave on Sunday after staging a sit-in to protest understaffing issues. According to CNN, hospital administration said they would not bring in extra nurses, and told employees they would have to leave unless they started working. One nurse, Sal […]
A Facebook group called RVs 4 MDs is connecting medical workers in need of temporary housing with RV owners across the US and Canada. Medical workers working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic risk exposing their families and roommates when they return home. Launched on March 24, the volunteer-run […]
HCA Healthcare, the largest hospital system in the country, sent an internal email on March 24 about its employee social-media policy during the coronavirus outbreak. The email, reviewed by Business Insider, revealed that the company could fire employees who spoke with news outlets or posted on social media about the […]
The coronavirus has wreaked havoc in New York, infecting more than 122,000 people – more than China’s reported total – and killing over 4,100. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has shut down schools, put the city on pause, closed non-essential businesses, ramped up testing, and created makeshift hospitals. In the month since […]
One New York City nurse shared her experience treating patients positive for COVID-19, some in critical condition. New York state had over 100,000 coronavirus cases as of April 3. Hospitals and healthcare providers previously told Business Insider they are working with limited ventilators, a shortage of masks, and without enough […]
An emergency room nurse told Insider she wouldn’t take a ventilator if she were to be infected with coronavirus and to save it for others who may need it more. Paige volunteered to work on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. She’s prepared her family in case something were […]
A travel nurse working with COVID-19 patients described to Insider what it’s like on the front lines of the outbreak. She’s had to reuse protective equipment, prepare her family in the case that she dies, and comfort patients who are fighting the novel coronavirus alone. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
Doctors and nurses all around the world are fighting on the frontlines of COVID-19 as the coronavirus continues to spread globally. They are taking photos of their faces after long, exhausting shifts of testing and treating potential COVID-19 patients, and some of the photos show bruising from wearing a face […]
Alix Atwell is a registered nurse with 30 years’ experience working in California, New York, and Illinois. She left the field two years ago. The medical field is being drafted into a war, she writes, but the government is not protecting its soldiers on the front lines. Medical-care workers need […]
Nurses have shared photos that depict the mask and equipment shortage that hospitals across the country are facing. Images both posted on social media and shared with Business Insider show nurses storing disposable masks in paper and plastic bags for use across multiple days and using alcohol swabs to sanitize […]
A new study of 1,257 healthcare workers in 34 hospitals in China found that many people treating patients with the new coronavirus experienced symptoms of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. 71% of all participants showed signs of distress. Women and nurses, who made up the majority of participants, tended to experience […]
Nurses around the world are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, providing bedside care for COVID-19 patients. But three US nurses told Business Insider that their hospitals are making it difficult for employees to get tested for the disease. One nurse alleges the hospital she works at insisted she […]
Since the coronavirus outbreak reached the US, over a dozen nurses nationwide told Business Insider their hospitals still don’t have a clear process to protect them or their patients. Nurses who have treated coronavirus patients and developed symptoms cannot get tests. One hospital in California told a symptomatic nurse she […]
Business Insider spoke to 25 nurses, who revealed a nationwide mask shortage was putting their livelihoods – and health – at risk. Many nurses said they won’t get paid sick leave if they contract the virus, or that they have had to pay for their own COVID-19 tests. The US […]
A nurse in self-quarantine penned an anonymous open letter, condemning the delay in coronavirus testing for healthcare workers who contract the disease. The nurse wrote she started feeling sick after caring for a patient who tested positive for the virus. She said she was wait-listed for receiving a coronavirus testing […]
Chinese nurses heading to Wuhan are shaving their heads to help them fight the coronavirus epidemic more effectively. Having no hair achieves a few things: It prevents the infection from spreading via exposed hair and also makes it easier to put on and take off protective gear. Time pressure for […]
A video reposted to Twitter on Friday showed what appears to be the inside of a hospital in Wuhan, China, treating people with the coronavirus. The video, reposted by a producer for the South China Morning Post, shows a crowded hallway and blankets over bodies. A person who said they […]
A now-deleted TikTok video of a nurse promoting abstinence outside of marriage to prevent STDs went viral this weekend. The post prompted Twitter users to talk about other prejudices and racism that they have felt from medical professionals, both in person and on social media. Some responded with videos of […]
Nurse practitioners are among the fastest growing jobs in the US – making about $US113,930 per year – and are in high demand in rural areas with few doctors. Yet some state regulations, called scope of practice laws, bar nurse practitioners from practicing without doctor supervision. These are the 10 […]
Nurses revealed seven questions to always ask your doctor during a visit. They suggest patients advocate for themselves, as diagnostic errors (or mistakes doctors can make with treatment plans) affect 1 in 20 adults each year. Nurses also say if they suggest getting a second opinion, it can sometimes mean […]
If you have a stressful job, your career can negatively impact your mental health. Nine professions stand out for their impact on mental health: veterinarians, emergency medical technicians, construction workers, childcare workers, doctors, nurses, restaurant workers, humanitarian workers, and lawyers. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Work in America […]
Sexy nurse costumes are one of the most popular, top-selling adult outfits on Halloween. Yet RNs say sexualized depictions of nurses perpetuate stereotypes that the profession isn’t as respectable as doctors. Plus, some nurses say these costumes can contribute to workplace sexual harassment. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Between one-third to one-half of nurses and doctors in the US suffer from burnout, according to a new report from the National Academy of Medicine. The causes of burnout include unmanageable work loads, inadequate technology, and a lack of support. Clinician burnout is reaching a breaking point this year. Doctor […]
One in five female physicians aged 40 to 54 report having depression, according to a new report from clinician reference site Medscape. Additionally, the National Academy of Medicine recently found that between one-third to one-half of nurses and doctors in the US suffer from burnout. The causes of burnout include […]
More than 6,500 nurses in California, Arizona, Florida, and Illinois are expected to participate in a 24-hour strike on Friday. Nurses employed by Tenet Healthcare and the University of Chicago Medical Centre are advocating better recruitment and retention of experienced nurses as well as better nurse-to-patient ratios. Nursing is one […]
Lawrence Tabak, who holds a doctor of dental surgery, will soon head the National Institute of Nursing Research as interim director. Some nurses have said the organisation should be run by a nurse, and appointing a dentist diminishes the profession. The US agency posted a job application “encouraging qualified nurses […]
Nurses told Business Insider a steady job market, good salary, and helping patients are some of the best parts about their job. Nursing jobs are set to increase by half a million by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labour Statistics. Nurses currently make about $US75,000 on average. Visit Business […]
The novel coronavirus has spread across the US with over 1,000 confirmed cases. Nurses, epidemiologists, and other workers in life-saving positions are helping save lives during the outbreak. Using data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics, we found the average annual salaries for 19 life-saving jobs in the US. Visit […]
Nurses shared facts most people don’t know about hospitals with Business Insider. Nurses said many people do not know the difference between a nonprofit and a for-profit hospital, as well as the difference between a teaching hospital and general hospital. Hospitals can also be unclean places. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Nurses told Business Insider there are some things they wish they could tell patients but can’t. Nurses wish they could tell patients not to trust every doctor they meet and that some have only about three minutes to get medical history and drug information. Nurses also wish they could tell […]
Business Insider asked nurses to share the hardest parts of their job. Many said seeing patients die after doing everything to care for them is the hardest part. Other challenges include long shifts, having to use time-consuming technology, and a lack of respect from other people in the healthcare industry. […]
There are 14 pregnant nurses in one oncology unit at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. They are all due sometime between now and November. Although four other nurses already gave birth this year,the unit is handling the unexpected baby boom with plans to install a lactation room. Ellen Fitzgerald, director of […]
Business Insider wants to know what it’s really like to be a nurse. What’s the hardest part about your job? What’s something you wish you could tell patients but can’t? Fill out the survey below if you’re a nurse with a story to tell. (If you don’t wish to reveal […]
Henry Dunant co-founded the original Red Cross in his home country of Switzerland in 1863 to tend to the wounded from war. The American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton in 1881. Red Cross nurses carried out humanitarian aid and treated soldiers on the frontlines. Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
Washington state Sen. Maureen Walsh, a Republican, has been sent about 1,700 decks of cards. She said in a debate last week that nurses in rural hospitals “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.” Following her comments, a person on Facebook called for sending cards to Walsh. […]
Sen. Maureen Walsh, a Republican from Washington, said in a debate last week that nurses in rural hospitals “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.” Walsh made the comments during a debate in which she argued against a bill that would prevent forced overtime and mandatory lunches […]
At the Maine Medical Center, nine labour and delivery nurses are pregnant at the same time. It’s a different kind of “baby boom.” All of the nurses are due between April and July. The women say they are a support system for each other. Baby fever has taken hold of […]
Nurses are the life and soul of the healthcare profession, providing comfort, kindness, and care to patients every day It’s a challenging job and one that requires hard work, dedication, and a very thick skin. The Bureau of Labour Statistics estimates there are over 2.8 million nurses working in America […]
If you’ve ever been a patient in the ER or a doctor’s office, odds are you’ve heard a nurse throw around some unusual words or phrases. TV hospital dramas have popularised phrases such as “coding,” “stat,” and “crash cart.” But there are other names, phrases, and abbreviations nurses use to […]
If you’re a nurse dealing with one patient after the next, you can usually find humour in some of the lighter scenarios. Whether they’re waking up from anesthesia or being totally honest and frank, patients can say the funniest things. We asked nurses to let us in the most memorable […]
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