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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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    HELLLLLLLOOOOO, Retirement !

    CONGRATULATIONS DAVEY. Now what will Davey Do do?
  2. The Coronavirus continues to be the focus of the world as the deadly virus continues to ravage countries and states around the globe. At the beginning of March, just 70 confirmed cases had been reported in the United States. As of this morning, March 27, at least 85,284 people in 50 states, Washington, D.C., and three U. S. territories have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a New York Times database. There have been at least 1,270 Coronavirus deaths. The United States is now the epicenter of the Pandemic. The rapidly-moving virus has wreaked havoc on and disrupted daily life for everyone. Terms like social distancing, sheltering in place, flattening the curve, self-quarantine, N95 and PPE shortage have become commonplace terms for the public and healthcare professionals alike. Watching the news to see the latest stats has become a habit. No one knows this more than the nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals who are on the front line of this war we are waging against a formidable opponent. You are the ones who put your life at risk every day on the job as you care for Coronavirus patients. You are the loyal soldiers fighting the war, but you are having to do it without adequate protection. Those who participated in our first survey shared how unprepared they felt. That was 2 weeks ago. Much has happened in the past 14 days. In this survey, you will have the opportunity to share even more information about how things are going in your area of the country. Please take this survey so we can see how nurses from around the globe feel regarding the growing threat to public health and your role in this continually evolving chapter in history. After taking the survey, please return here and share comments and questions. Let us know what things you would like us to include in future surveys. We are having a Coronavirus Article Contest. We would love to hear more about your personal story. Direct link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HH5MWLW
  3. This article contest will be different than the others we've had in the past. Instead of cash, we are going to give away gift cards to restaurants to the top 3 winners so you can have a break from cooking by picking up food instead. Some of these articles may be featured in our upcoming magazine. Get your article in today for a chance to be featured in the magazine. The winners will be selected by the members in a poll. The top 3 winners will split the $300 prize. We want to encourage you to share your story of what is going on in your life now...how you are coping with the constantly changing protocols that COVID-19 is creating. We know you are having to deal with many shortages and are risking your own safety to care for patients. We thank you!! The topics for your article can be about anything as long as it is about COVID-19... how this is altering your life - emotionally, educational, physically, etc. Here are a few suggestions for topics: Fear Anxiety Paranoia Financial worries Graduation delayed Clinicals canceled NCLEX delayed Nursing programs closed Have you tested positive for and become ill with the COVID-19? Are you in a high-risk group? School closings/children at home Lack of childcare Social isolation Who Can Enter This contest is open to all. 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 600 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 an Article anywhere on the site, go to the forum of choice 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. Once you have submitted the Article, it will be reviewed and approved by Administration. If Administrators have questions, they will contact you for additional information. Only Articles containing 600 words or more will qualify for the contest. 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. Panera's Chilis Home Depot Olive Garden LongHorn Cheddars Yard House Bahama Breeze ...and more
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    Anyone seeing diarrhea as first symptom COVID-19

    I saw this Medscape video/article about evidence of possible COVID-19 fecal transmission. Fecal Evidence of COVID-19 Raises Transmission Concerns
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    COVID-19 Impacting NCLEX: What Should I do?

    NCLEX Exams Suspended Due to the rapidly-spreading Coronavirus across the United States and globally, the NCSBN announced that test delivery to U.S and Canadian based Pearson VUE test centers (the NCLEX test administrator) is suspended until April 16, 2020. This has resulted in numerous questions from NCLEX candidates regarding rescheduling exam dates or scheduling new appointments. Answers to Your Questions Below, we have listed resources to view for answers to questions like: For Candidates Why was my exam cancelled? My exam was cancelled, but my friend’s exam wasn’t. Why is that? Is my NCLEX test appointment cancelled? Will I get a refund if my exam is cancelled? When can I test? What will happen if my registration expires? If my exam appointment was unscheduled, do I need to contact Pearson VUE, NCSBN or my nursing regulatory body? Can my ATT be extended? Where can I find test delivery information specific to my country? How can I find the latest information on test delivery during this pandemic? For Educators and Nursing Regulatory Bodies (NRBs) What will happen to candidates’NCLEX registrations? Is there any action our nursing program or our NRB needs to take What should NRBs do with new registrants? What message should NRBs relay to candidates? Keep Up-to-Date The global pandemic is constantly changing. Please follow the following resources frequently for updates. NCSBN Pearson Vue COVID-19
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    Looking to help with COVID-19 relief

    In many states, retired doctors and nurses are being asked to return to help with COVID-19 outbreaks. I am sure there is a need for any nurses who are wanting to help out. Contact your local or state department of health for opportunities and contact information. Please return here and let us know what you find out.
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    SURVEY: Nurses, Are You Prepared for an Encounter with COVID-19?

    Juan, I agree that the survey questions are more than a Yes/No answer. That's why I asked readers to come back here to discuss in greater detail. And I am glad so many are doing so. All responses, here and in the survey will be taken into account when sharing the survey results. So....Keep talking nurses!!!
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    School and Other Closures to Control COVID-19 Pandemics

    Moved to the Disaster Preparation Forum I too went to look for TP yesterday at Walmart. The section for TP, paper towels, etc was completely bare. Luckily they still had baby wipes......so I am good with that.
  9. We first started hearing about the Novel Coronavirus in December 2019. It made the news due to the rapid increase in the numbers of individuals in China who became infected with this new disease. As the deadly virus began to spread, affecting those around the globe, including those in the United States, it has become very obvious that controlling the spread of this virus is going to be a very serious challenge. Since it is a new disease, no one has immunity and there is currently no vaccine available. On March 11, the COVID-19 outbreak was characterized by the World Health Organization as a Pandemic. As such, it is critical that all members of the health care teams have the appropriate knowledge, training, and personal protective equipment to effectively and safely provide care to patients, without unprotected exposure to themselves. As a potential first responder to fight this virus, have you received the training needed to assess and care for potential and confirmed COVID-19 patients in your place of work? Do you have adequate equipment? Does your place of employment have a clear and up-to-date protocol for responding to COVID-19? Or are communications confusing or even nonexistent? Do you feel prepared? Please take this survey so we can see how nurses from around the globe feel regarding the level of preparedness to fight and stop the spread of this threat to public health. After taking the survey, please return here and share what preparations and precautions your healthcare facility and you personally are taking. We would love to hear from you. Direct link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CT77WW7 CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): We Want to Hear from You
  10. tnbutterfly - Mary

    Could Covid 19 actually save lives by reducing all cause mortality?

    Thanks, Di!!
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    Terrible experience with nursing staff

    Closing for review.
  12. tnbutterfly - Mary

    Liking old posts?

    Joe is just trying to earn brownie points....so we give him more brownies at our meetings.
  13. Please keep on topic. This is not about obesity in America and life expectancies but rather the unsanitary conditions and dietary practices/food options in China that led to the outbreak of a deadly virus.
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    Case Study: What’s Causing This Cough?

    Thanks for providing the great references, SafetyNurse. Let's hear from the members for answers to the questions SafetyNurse has posted.
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    A Mannequin in my Room!

    Davey...GREAT job! Thanks for sharing. I hope you'll share more of your experiences.
  16. tnbutterfly - Mary

    Should I put Single Parent on my resume?

    Be sure to check out Nurses Beth's book, Your Last Nursing Class - How to Land Your First Job..and Your Next!. It is full of great tips for the new grad. Good luck!!

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