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    Wuhan Coronavirus - We Want to Hear from You

    The Wuhan Coronavirus has been all over the news since its appearance in Wuhan, China in December. Eleven cities in China have been locked down and travel restrictions imposed on tens of millions of people in an attempt to contain the spread of the deadly virus with reports of more than 900 confirmed cases of infection and more than 2 dozen reported deaths. Infections have been confirmed in South Korea, Japan, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, and now this deadly virus has now made its appearance in the United States. Two confirmed cases have been identified - one in Washington on January 21 and another in Chicago today. Health officials have reported 63 people from 22 states are under observation for the virus. We want to keep you up-to-date on the latest news. We need your help. Are you in an area where the Wuhan Coronavirus has been identified or where people are under observation for possible infection? We want to hear your story. What precautions/screening/guidelines have been implemented in your place of work, airports, schools, etc? Please complete the form below and let us know if you are willing to share your story. Would you like to write an article to help us keep up with the unfolding Wuhan Coronavirus story - historical evolution, what is it, mode of transmission, signs and symptoms, precautions, screening, diagnosis, etc. If so, send me a Private/Personal Message Wuhan Coronavirus Form
  2. January 30 - 5:27 am EST - India declares first case of Wuhan Coronavirus January 30 - 7:00 am EST - To date, the Wuhan Coronavirus has taken the lives of 171 people in China and infected at least 8,248 since it’s emergence on December 31, 2019. January 30 - 7:48 am - Russia closes border with China January 30 -12:37 EST -The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed the first U.S. case of human-to-human transmission of the Wuhan Coronavirus, today, January 30, 2020. The new patient is the husband of the Chicago woman who brought the infection back from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak, CDC and Illinois health officials said during a press briefing. Health officials said the man, in his 60s, has “some underlying medical conditions” but was in good condition. His wife was doing well but remained in isolation at a local hospital, they said. The new patient is the husband of the Chicago woman who brought the infection back from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak, CDC and Illinois health officials said during a press briefing. Health officials said the man, in his 60s, has “some underlying medical conditions” but was in good condition. His wife was doing well but remained in isolation at a local hospital, they said. Twenty-one patients in Illinois are also being monitored by Public Health officials for possible infection. Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease said “This is a very serious public health situation. Moving forward, we can expect to see more cases, and more cases means more potential for person-to-person spread” January 30 - 9:30 am - In less than a month, the Novel Coronavirus has now infected more people than the 2003 SARS epidemic which was transmitted to approximately 8,100 people around the world in 9 months. U.S. Containment Measures Elevated travel warnings Expanded screenings at 20 U. S. airports Constant evaluation by Trump administration of constantly changing developments as virus evolves Ensuring that health-care providers are “protected” January 30, 2:30 pm EST World Health Organization officials hold emergency meeting to evaluate the situation January 30, 2:43 pm EST - WHO declares global health emergency
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    Liking old posts?

    Joe is just trying to earn brownie points....so we give him more brownies at our meetings.
  4. 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.
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    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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    Can't deal with rude, unfair colleagues

    Great advice, Beth!!
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    Witchcraft resurgence

    This thread is now closed since it has strayed entirely off-topic and the discussion is definitely not about nursing.
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    Coronavirus Update - World Health Organization Declares Global Health Emergency

    Novel Coronavirus Hits the East Coast A Boston resident in his 20's who had just returned from Wuhan, China becomes the 8th U.S.confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus - the first on the East Coast. He sought medical attention soon after his return to Massachusetts and has been in isolation since then.
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    Coronavirus Update - World Health Organization Declares Global Health Emergency

    Coronavirus App Features of the app include: Displays current numbers of infected people along with known deaths and recoveries Defaults to showing the number of known infections of the coronavirus by region with circles showing the number of infections in a particular area by the circle size. Displays the number of deaths per region Displays the number of recoveries Provides a timeline of how the disease has spread The app can be found here.
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    Coronavirus concern for incoming student

    The WHO declared a Global Health Emergency yesterday afternoon. There has been a confirmed case in the US of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus. There have also been confirmed cases of asymptomatic human-to-human transmission in Germany. Please take a look at the latest allnurses article posted yesterday with the latest updates. Coronavirus Update - World Health Organization Declares Global Health Emergency
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    Wuhan Coronavirus: Month Two

    Here is the statement from the CDC Q: What is the source of 2019 Novel Coronavirus? A: Public health officials and partners are working hard to identify the source of the 2019-nCoV. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats. Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting the virus likely emerged from an animal source. Analysis of the genetic tree of this virus is ongoing to know the specific source of the virus. SARS, another coronavirus that emerged to infect people, came from civit cats, while MERS, another coronavirus that emerged to infect people, came from camels.
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    Wuhan Coronavirus: Month Two

    Thanks for the informative article, Nurse Beth. Here is an update on stats and information: 2,700 confirmed Wuhan Coronavirus cases 80 deaths In all, more than 100 patients are under investigation over provider concerns they could have the virus, and 26 of those cases have since been ruled out through diagnostic tests. For more information go to CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus
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    My wife the nurse takes offense to my jokes :-(

    Thread closed for review.
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    12 Days of Giveaways 2019

    We are getting a head start on Christmas. As a token of our appreciation, we have planned a big celebration for the Season of Giving with 12 Days of Amazing Giveaways with prizes totaling more than $1200! If you would like to participate in this giveaway, go HERE. Click on the giveaway(s) you would like to win and complete the simple entry form. ENTER TODAY The contest ends on December 12, 2019. Winners will be announced by December 21, 2019. What are the Prizes? CM&F Malpractice Insurance - $100 Amazon Gift Card (Sponsored 6 Days) ATN Compression Socks - $100 Amazon Gift Card (Sponsored 4 Days) Picmonic - $100 Amazon Gift Card (Sponsored 2 Days) * Bonus Giveaway includes $50 Panera Gift Card; T-shirt by Mandy's Medical Merch; Book: Your Last Nursing Class by Beth Hawkes MSN, RN-BC; Book: Aspire to be Inspired by Keith Carlson RN, BSN, NC-BC ENTER NOW!
  17. Jonathan Slonin, an anesthesiologist and past president of the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, believes that lawmakers should not allow the administration of anesthesia without a physician in the room. Although he works with and respects Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), they are not physicians. While the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists are advocating for a proposed bill that would allow CRNA’s to practice without the supervision of a physician, some see this as a dangerous and costly move. What do you think??? For more on this story, see Anesthesia without a physician in the room? Lawmakers should not all that / Opinion
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    2019 Holiday Deals - Nursing and More

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    Exploring the World of Freelance Writing for Nurses

    You are welcome to submit articles to allnurses for publication. You can post questions about submitting an article here or send me a Private Message. Beth will be here as well to answer questions.
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    You Can Smoke in the Operating Room! Surgical Smoke in the News.

    Thanks for the informative and eye-opening article, Kristie.
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    Exploring the World of Freelance Writing for Nurses

    This is a great article! Beth, thank you for sharing your expertise and personal experience.
  22. We have had multiple discussions here on allnurses about RaDonda Vaught’s fatal medical error two years ago in which she accidentally administered a fatal dose of a paralytic drug to a patient. Many have expressed opinions pro and con regarding the Tennessee Department of Health’s decision that RaDonda’s error did not warrant professional discipline. Not much additional information has been released about the case...until now. Although this information was not made public until this week, on September 27, 2019, the decision was reversed by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and RaDonda is now being criminally prosecuted and being charged with unprofessional conduct and abandoning or neglecting a patient that required care... Vaught’s attorney was quoted in an email saying, “ In February, Vaught was charged with reckless homicide and impaired adult abuse. In a previous court appearance, Vaught publicly admitted she made a mistake but pleaded not guilty to all criminal charges. Since Vaught's arrest, this case elicited an outcry from nurses and medical professionals across the country. Many have accused prosecutors of criminalizing an honest mistake. A hearing is scheduled for November 20, 2019. Click here to see the discipline charges. What do you think about the recent charges? References RaDonda Vaught: Health officials reverse decision not to punish ex-Vanderbilt nurse for fatal error
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    Who are the Scariest Nurses in Movie History?

    Halloween is right around the corner. Time for all the ghosts and goblins (of all sizes and ages) to show up at your door expecting a chocolate treat. Every year I am surprised by the number of older trick-or-treaters who come to my door. There are even parents carrying babies expecting treats for the baby. Hmmmmm..... Every year, I still get at least one child dressed as a nurse. YAY!!!! We still make the cut, even if some of the teens have a scarier version from a horror movie. Nurse in horror movies..... Over the years, Hollywood has decided to put these "angels in white" in a different light and showcase them as murderers, psychopaths, etc. Who are some of the most memorable evil nurses in cinematic history? Let's see how long of a list we can come up with.
  24. This is a GREAT discussion. It does tend to make us have a greater awareness of our own nursing actions. In case you didn't see it, a new video has been added to the original article.....all the way back on Page 1. Carry on!!
  25. Thanks so much for your input, @Cowboyardee
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