It’s Nurses Week and with the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has finally caught on to what I discovered at age 18 when my dad was in the hospital for open heart surgery. While the surgeon was certainly important, it was the nurses who were the real heroes of my dad’s recovery. They were with my dad every moment, guiding him through a successful post-op recovery.
Getting Docked for Lunch Breaks You Don’t Get to Take – Just One More Stressor for Registered Nurses
I was recently contacted regarding a federal lawsuit alleging that Houston Methodist deducted 30 minutes each shift for breaks whether the nurses took them in whole, in part or not at all. There are more than 20 similar lawsuits throughout the U.S.
Over the past few weeks I have received emails and private messages from registered nurses throughout the U.S. asking me about their rights to refuse to treat an Ebola patient at their RN job. I have also been on national television with Stuart Varney of Varney Co. to bring attention to this very issue.
It’s been 41 days since Thomas Eric Duncan presented as the first Ebola patient to be diagnosed (and misdiagnosed) on American soil. I’ve been on national TV four times to address hospital preparedness for Ebola and I am in deep gratitude to the 500 registered nurses throughout the U.S. who took your time to share what you know about the state of hospital preparedness.
Here’s the video of my interview on “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” on FOX NEWS. Watch it to find out whether the 3.1 million RNs are any better protected than they were four weeks ago.
I’ve been asked to go back on “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” on FOX NEWS today due to the fourth Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. They want to know if the 3.1 million RNs are any better protected today than they were four weeks ago.
Here’s the video of my interview on “Varney & Co.” on FOX Business Network. Watch it to find out whether nurses have a right to refuse to treat Ebola patients.
Wednesday I was on “Street Smart” on Bloomberg TV and yesterday on “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” on FOX NEWS to address the rising fear among RNs of treating Ebola patients without adequate training, preparedness and appropriate PPE.
Yesterday I was on “Street Smart” on Bloomberg TV to address the rising fear among RNs of treating Ebola patients without adequate training and PPE.
To address the rising fear among RNs of treating Ebola patients, I’ve been asked to go on national television this afternoon. I will discuss the alarming impact Ebola has placed on the already dangerous levels of stress among RNs. My goal is to represent the front-line nurses I’ve heard from and to share your fears and concerns over the lack of preparedness by healthcare facilities.