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tnbutterfly - Mary is a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

Hello!! I am the Content & Community Director for allnurses and have been a member since 2006. As a BSN RN for more than 35 years, I have experience in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nursing, Home Health, Psych, Parish Nursing and Social Media. Please don't hesitate to contact me about questions or comments regarding the site.

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  1. Moments ago at the start of today's Coronavirus update, President Trump announced that the Jacksonville GOP Convention has been cancelled. The timing is not right. The most important thing is keeping our people safe.
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    US Surpasses 4 Million Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

    As hospitalizations rise in record numbers, the US confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 4 million. It took 100 days for the US to reach the 1 million mark, January 21 to April 28. The last million was reach in just 15 days. The Coronavirus is still raging out of control with Florida breaking the state death total and California breaking the one-day case total of more than 8,000. When will this end??? What will life look like when it is over? What have we learned? Share your thoughts and stories by participating in the newest article contest. 2020 Fall Magazine Article Contest - The New Normal: What Do You Think It Will Look Like?
  3. 5 Winners - Each will receive a $200 MasterCard or Visa Card Although the deadly virus most likely made its way to the U.S. in December, the first U.S. case was confirmed on January 30, 2020. Since then, COVID-19 has spread like a massive wildfire that has ravaged the Northeast and Northwest and has finally taken aim on the South. Unfortunately, It appears that COVID-19 is not leaving us anytime soon. We all have experienced huge changes in every aspect of our lives. The question on everyone’s mind is "When will things get back to normal?" After all we have experienced, we also wonder “What will the new normal look like?” That’s what we want you to share with us. This contest is somewhat different from past article contests. With this article contest, we want you to share your stories and ideas of the future with us. So many of you read and liked the Spring Issue of the allnurses magazine - our first COVID issue. We are giving you the opportunity to share your stories in our Fall Issue of the magazine. Five articles will be selected from the contest entries to be featured in the magazine. Each winner will receive a $200 Visa or MasterCard gift card. All submitted articles will be published on the allnurses site after the winners are announced and the magazine is published. 5 Winners - Each will receive a $200 MasterCard or Visa Gift Card The topics for your article can be about anything as long as it is about COVID-19 and the New Normal... how this Pandemic will alter the lives of everyone - emotionally, academically, physically, etc. Here are a few suggestions for topics: Schools & How it Looks for Children What Will College Look Like? How Will Nursing Education be Affected? How Will Nursing Change? Will Social Distancing be Permanent Part of the Future? How Will the Election Outcome Impact the Future of Healthcare? How Will You Remember the Pandemic? The Reopening of America COVID and Unemployed Nurses The Number of Nurses Dying from COVID - How Will They be Memorialized? Stories and Struggles from the Frontlines Stories about the Struggles that Nursing Students are Facing with COVID-19 6 Months Later, Where is the PPE? Who Can Enter This contest is open to all. You must be a registered member. You don't have to be an experienced writer. This is open to nurses and students. We all have our own Coronavirus stories to tell... Please share yours with us. Rules of Submission We are so glad you wish to submit an article. Here are the rules of submission: Article tone and content must comply with our rules and Terms of Service. No solicitation. Articles must have a minimum of 700 words. No plagiarism - Your article must be written in your own words and cannot be posted on other websites, blogs, etc. prior to posting on allnurses. Articles will be reviewed and approved by staff for consideration before displaying publicly. Articles must be unique and should not be listed on other websites, blogs, article sites, etc. prior to posting on allnurses. Once your articles have been published on allnurses.com, you are welcome and encouraged to share them on your other sites and social channels. You may submit multiple articles. You grant permission to allnurses.com rights to publish in magazines, books, etc. You will be notified and credited if published. Keep personal formatting choices such as font choice and size to a minimum - use only for headings. Check grammar, punctuation, and spelling before clicking SUBMIT. How to Submit Your Article To submit your Article, go to the COVID-19 Forum and click the green tab on the right: ADD NEW TOPIC When that loads, click, "Article?". Then, click the dropdown menu that reads: "Yes I'm Submitting An Article". Follow the instructions to complete all required fields (TITLE, ARTICLE SUMMARY, and CONTENT), scroll and click SUBMIT TOPIC. Do NOT submit the article as a PDF file. Once you have submitted the Article, it will be reviewed by the Editorial Staff. If the Editors have questions, they will contact you for additional information. Only Articles containing 700 words or more will qualify for the contest. **CONTEST ENDS: August 17, 2020, at midnight EST!** Winners will be selected by the Editorial Staff. No articles will be published until after the contest ends, the magazine is released and winners announced. If you have questions about Article submissions, please contact the Admin Help Desk. Good luck to everyone! We are looking forward to reading your articles. Thank you to our sponsor – the University of Maryland School of Nursing – for making this article contest possible.
  4. Results of an ongoing phase 1 trial on an investigational vaccine being developed by researchers at Moderna, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, shows very encouraging interim results at Emory University, one of two sites where the COVID vaccine has been tested. For more on this investigational study, go to http://news.emory.edu/stories/2020/07/coronavirus_vaccine_tested_safe_generates_early_response/index.html
  5. Many states are now relaxing their in-person nursing home visitation regulations after accusations by families that their loved ones are dying of broken hearts. These strict restrictions have caused many gut-wrenching experiences for families and residents....and most likely nurses who have to witness this. Although not without risks, as of July 7, 26 states plus the District of Columbia have given permission for nursing home visits under the above guidelines. To read the article in its entirely and a map of states that have relaxed their rules, go to https://khn.org/news/states-allow-in-person-nursing-home-visits-as-families-charge-residents-die-of-broken-hearts/
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    Radonda Vaught Fatal Error Case Timeline

    Thanks for posting the update. July 13, 2020 —Vaught’s criminal trial is scheduled to begin.
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    What is Your Nurse Hero Story Article Contest - You Pick 5 Winners

    THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THE COMMUNITY Thanks to all who participated in submitting the articles and/or voting. There were so many great articles to choose from, which made for a close race. And the winners are: Momma and I by spark plug MY NURSE HERO by sammnky20 Hospice Nurses Hard at Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic by TeriRNHospice Finding My Spark by mooreea8 To Be The Light! by spotangel Watch for a Private Message with instructions on how to retrieve your prize. CONGRATULATIONS!!
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    COVID-19 Remdesivir Priced at $2,340 per Patient

    This is from the article I linked to above:
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    COVID-19 Remdesivir Priced at $2,340 per Patient

    As if COVID-19 isn't bad enough... The antiviral drug, Remdesivir, will be in high demand and carry a high price tag as it is one of the only treatments so far shown to alter the course of COVID-19. But this price is lower than the first estimated which was $2,520 to $2,800 just last week after British researchers announced that they found dexamethasone, much cheaper and widely available, significantly reduced mortality in severely ill COVID-19 patients. For the entire story, go to https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gilead-sciences/gilead-prices-covid-19-drug-candidate-remdesivir-at-2340-per-patient-idUSKBN2401C8
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    Not a Question but a THANK YOU!

    What a great testimony! It is so good to read successful stories. The best of luck to you with your new wonderful job. Sounds like a very good start to a great career. Thanks for sharing. And, Nurse Beth, thanks for all you do to help nurses and soon-to-be nurses!!
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    Farewell Esme - In Loving Memory

    The OP has been updated with the addition of the obituary (with permission from the family).
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    Farewell Esme - In Loving Memory

    It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that one of our Moderators and dear long-time members passed away yesterday. Many of our long-time members will remember Esme. She dearly loved allnurses, almost as much as her dog. It brought her great joy to share her knowledge and experience especially with students and new nurses. The following is a tribute written by her loving daughter. Please feel free to share your thoughts below. Nothing ever prepares you for the moment when you have to say goodbye and I never thought I would be making this post so soon...my mom was the most exceptional person that I know. Her courage and strength she gave to her life every day were remarkable. If I could someday become half the woman she was I would be set in life. Her love for everyone she met in life far exceeded what her heart could hold. Her warmth and laugh will be very missed by many, especially me. My mom was my best friend since the day I was born, I could tell her anything and everything under the sun. I would call her after work or call her on the way from school and we would talk and laugh till my sides hurt, all the way into the early mornings sometimes. Sometimes we would cry, others she would spend guiding me. But I could come to her with anything. She was so smart, too smart for her own good. I have learned everything that I know now in life and nursing because of her. Though I wish she was here to teach me more, I sure as hell do not know enough. She dedicated her life to her profession, caring for each and every one as if they were a long time friend. I know for many, she was their friend, and for many the reason that they joined the profession as well. When she got sick, she would always say how much she missed being a nurse. She would spend hours upon hours on the allnurses website, tutoring others, and answering questions. And when it came to my turn to ask the questions, she never missed a beat. In 2015 when she spent 10 long months in and out of rehab/the hospital, I would be right there at her bedside studying. She always did 10000% for me and my brother, no matter how sick she felt. In the last few months, my mother had a very hard time recovering from her most recent hospitalization. She spent too many years in chronic pain and finally today she was able to find peace. Mom, even though I will never understand why God choose you to go today, I will never forget your laugh, the nights spent watching movies, the nights spent staying up late talking till we both were falling asleep on the couch, never forget how you always said "I will always be here when you fall", I will never forget your courage and strength and how remarkable of a woman you are. I will never forget your hugs, your laugh, the way you would play with your hair. I wish I was able to get one last hug before you went. I will miss you so so much and my heart is breaking for how much you are going to miss here with me. I hope you are up there dancing with grandpa and grandma and Casper. Today I gained another guardian angel (even though for all of my life you have been my angel). I hope you keep up to your promise that you will haunt me till the day I die. I'm gonna need that from you. I miss you more than you can know and my heart is breaking with your loss. I love you, mom, forever your bunky Lou. Gone But Not Forgotten I personally feel very blessed to have known Kristi as a friend, and shall miss her. Her helpful words of wisdom and kind spirit will live on in the pages of allnurses and in the hearts and minds of nurses past, present, and future. Please feel free to share your thoughts below. EDITED TO ADD OBITUARY with permission from the family Kristine “Kristi” Margaret (Turner) Djuric Kristine Djuric, 59, of Westford, MA died suddenly Friday, June 26, 2020 at her home on Old Homestead Road. She was married to Ronnie Djuric, whom she would have celebrated their twenty sixth wedding anniversary with this October. Born in Garfield Heights, OH she was the daughter of the late John and Shirley (Uhazy) Turner. She graduated from Garfield Heights High School with the class of 1978. After high school she continued on to graduate from Purdue University with a bachelors degree in nursing. She was employed at the Beverly and Emerson Hospitals as an ER and ICU nurse. During her nursing career she also held a position as a flight nurse. As a dedicated nurse, Kristine served as a consultant for allnurses.com which helps further nursing resources. Her passion for nursing and spending time with her family was among of Kristine’s favorite things. Besides her husband she is survived by her son Nikolas Djuric of Westford, MA, her daughter Allyson Djuric, RN of Westford, MA, her sisters Katherine “Kitty” Novak of Brunswick, OH, as well as her sister and her husband Amy and Jim Panagopoulos of East Dundee, IL, and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visiting hours Monday June 29, from 4 to 6 P.M. Her Funeral Service will be Tuesday, June 30th at 2 PM at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com
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    Dr. Pimple Popper Thinks Nurses Have No Place Educating Patients

    The nurse whose advice the pimple popping doc questioned is a member of allnurses.
  14. With all the precautions we are taking to protect ourselves against Covid-19, the last thing that we want to hear is that one of the biggest products we are using, hand sanitizers, may be riskier than not using anything. The following hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem may contain methanol. The FDA found that the Lavar Gel sanitizer contains 81% methanol. All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01) Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01) CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04) Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01) The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10) CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03) CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01) CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01) Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01) Check your hand sanitizer supply to see if you have any of the ones listed above. To read the entire article, see https://time.com/5857788/fda-hand-sanitizers/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=time-health&utm_content=20200624&et_rid=21710637
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    Please Help Me!

    There is a good article on this topic in the allnurses Job Board written by Nurse Beth. How to Become a Cosmetics Nurse
  16. Results from the study will be published soon. To read the entire story, go to https://time.com/5854219/uk-researchers-drug-covid-survival/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=time-health&utm_content=20200616&et_rid=32587470
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