Articles: Disasters: Preparing and Responding

Articles: Disasters: Preparing and Responding

Worldwide disasters encompass many aspects of our daily lives. From the current Ebola epidemic to localized hurricanes and tornadoes to massive forest fires and earthquakes; these are all hot topics. We want to provide you with up to date information from credible sources. In this forum you will find information on current news regarding disasters as well as ways that they may impact both your working and personal lives.

Ebola Preparedness Nursing Survey Results

Ebola Preparedness Nursing Survey Results

by tnbutterfly - We just want to thank the 3000+ of you nurses who participated in the Ebola Preparedness survey! The Nurses' voices have been heard! The results of the survey... Read More →

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Five Positive Impacts of the Ebola Crisis

Five Positive Impacts of the Ebola Crisis

by Lynda Lampert, RN - Actually, some good has come out of the Ebola scare, and nurses can use this opportunity to educate the public about disease. It may never infect a great deal of... Read More →

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What Ebola has Done for Nursing

What Ebola has Done for Nursing

by Jacqueline.Damm - When the accusatory headlines rang out about Dallas the nursing population of the World ignited into a burst of support. As nursing students we began our career... Read More →

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The Contagion of Fear in the Ebola Crisis

The Contagion of Fear in the Ebola Crisis

by Cynthiahowardrnphd - Headlines like this have been the center of our attention, not only in the US, but in the world as well. Ebola in NYC What You Need to Know 2nd Ebola Case in... Read More →

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Nurses, Say Thank You to Ebola Nurses, Patients, Those Speaking Out

Nurses, Say Thank You to Ebola Nurses, Patients, Those Speaking Out

by tnbutterfly - Over the past months, the people of West Africa have been dealing with the Ebola crisis. In spite of the efforts of doctors and nurses from around the world who... Read More →

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Encouraging Words From A BioContainment Nurse In Omaha Nebraska

Encouraging Words From A BioContainment Nurse In Omaha Nebraska

by Michael M. Heuninckx - With all of the negative news surrounding Ebola, it is hard to find any positives that are being reported. I found some light when I read a story from Cheryl Rand,... Read More →

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The Tribulations of an Ebola...Trainer

The Tribulations of an Ebola...Trainer

by Bridgid Joseph - My hospital has been preparing for Ebola for months; a multidisciplinary workgroup, all experts in their areas, created policies and procedures to put into place in... Read More →

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Musings on Protecting Nurses: Protecting Ourselves and Our Patients

Musings on Protecting Nurses: Protecting Ourselves and Our Patients

by JaneGilletteRogers - The recent plethora of news regarding the two nurses who contracted Ebola through contact while giving patient care raises numerous questions as well as a few... Read More →

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When It Comes To A Matter Of National Health, No Nurse Should Ever Fear Retribution

When It Comes To A Matter Of National Health, No Nurse Should Ever Fear Retribution

by Michael M. Heuninckx - Yesterday, I was listening to an interview Matt Lauer of the Today Show conducted with Briana Aguirre, a Registered Nurse from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in... Read More →

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Not So Sweet; Fruit Bat Harbors Ebola

Not So Sweet; Fruit Bat Harbors Ebola

by Brenda F. Johnson - The idea of a killer virus penetrating the doors of our hospitals, offices, and clinics is a terrifying prospect. As scary as this seems, it has become our... Read More →

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Survey Results:  To Quarantine or not to Quarantine

Survey Results: To Quarantine or not to Quarantine

by tnbutterfly - To Quarantine or Not to Quarantine......That is the Question that we posed last Thursday. We just want to thank the 3800+ of you nurses who took the time to... Read More →

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Nerve racked nurses during the Ebola crisis

Nerve racked nurses during the Ebola crisis

by JESSICA QUIGLEY - Nursing has always been known as a selfless profession. Those who decide to delve into the jungle of chaotic madness know that there are no real guarantees. Your... Read More →

Ebola: What About The Children?

Ebola: What About The Children?

by ElizabethStoneRN - ​A wake up call spurs many questions With the recent news of a 5 year old in New York being tested for EVD, many questions are now raised for emergency nurses... Read More →

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Ebola - My Right to Accept or Refuse an Assignment

Ebola - My Right to Accept or Refuse an Assignment

by Julie Reyes - Ebola. The very name of this evil virus is striking anxiety in the bravest of nurses. Nurses everywhere are facing the question of "what will I do when it comes... Read More →

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Two Epidemics and Nursing

Two Epidemics and Nursing

by SarahLeeRN - In the year 1952, the United States had the worst outbreak of polio in its history. Polio is defined by the CDC as "A crippling and potentially deadly disease. The... Read More →

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CDC Unveils New PPE Guidelines for Ebola

CDC Unveils New PPE Guidelines for Ebola

by tnbutterfly - On Monday evening, October 20, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) unveiled new PPE recommendations for healthcare workers who will be dealing with Ebola... Read More →

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Ebola Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions

Ebola Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions

by TheCommuter - What is Ebola? Ebola virus disease, formerly known as the Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a contagious affliction that affects humans and some non-human primates... Read More →

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Seasonal Flu Shot Nurses / Immunization Nurses

Seasonal Flu Shot Nurses / Immunization Nurses

by TheCommuter - According to the flu.gov website, seasonal influenza (flu) activity in the United States ordinarily peaks during the winter months of January or February, but can... Read More →

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