Learn the COVID facts from the CDC

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SmilingBluEyes

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15 hours ago, Bluefamily said:

According to a policy statement released Nov 17 by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), all nurses need to learn the specifics of COVID from the CDC and educate their patients about it accordingly. 

The nurse's license may depend on it.

PolicyBriefDisseminationofCOVID19Info.pdf

Excellent. May EVERY nurse (and doctor) take heed.

hherrn

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15 hours ago, Bluefamily said:

According to a policy statement released Nov 17 by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), all nurses need to learn the specifics of COVID from the CDC and educate their patients about it accordingly. 

The nurse's license may depend on it.

PolicyBriefDisseminationofCOVID19Info.pdf

That would be awesome.  Seems unlikely for this to actually be prosecuted, but it is great that lisencing agencies are out there protecting our credibility.

The fact that this had to actually come out is an indication of how messed up this culture war is.  Folks here do it under the cloak of anonymity, but public dispkay of ignorance is rampant on FB and elsewhere.

"Nurses are expected to be “prepared to practice from an evidence base; promote safe, quality patient care; use clinical/critical reasoning to address simple to complex situations; assume accountability for one’s own and delegated nursing care” (AACN, 2021). SARS-CoV-2 is a potentially deadly virus. Providing misinformation to the public regarding masking, vaccines, medications and/or COVID-19 threatens public health. Misinformation, which is not grounded in science and is not supported by the CDC and FDA, can lead to illness, possibly death, and may prolong the pandemic. It is an expectation of the U.S. boards of nursing, the profession, and the public that nurses uphold the truth, the principles of the Code of Ethics for Nurses (ANA, 2015) and highest scientific standards when disseminating information about COVID-19 or any other health-related condition or situation. When identifying themselves by their profession, nurses are professionally accountable for the information they provide to the public. Any nurse who violates their state nurse practice act or threatens the health and safety of the public through the dissemination of misleading or incorrect information pertaining to COVID-19, vaccines and associated treatment through verbal or written methods including social media may be disciplined by their board of nursing. Nurses are urged to recognize that dissemination of misinformation not only jeopardizes the health and well-being of the public, but may place their license and career in jeopardy as well."