Ratan B. Milevoj, MBA
From education to public safety, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed countless fractures in nearly every system in the nation. Perhaps most troubling, the global outbreak shed light on failures to protect our most essential workers. Nowhere was this failure more apparent than the shortage of life-saving personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals.
Before the pandemic, my own institution — a 358-bed pediatric hospital in Central California — was using just over two dozen N95 masks a day. By the middle of the pandemic, we were using more than 1,000 daily — a 3,000% increase.
We were overwhelmed…
Girlynda Gonzales, MSN, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC
The grief for so many is real, but let us not be afraid to write the beauty of this time into history, too.
I’m a nurse and healthcare leader; 2020 was the hardest year of my life. In fact, every one of us — inside and outside the walls of a clinic — sits on a continuum of pandemic-provoked grief. But as we transition through the stages of our pain, we also transform. And the gift of transformation may just be the most beautiful legacy of this crisis.
Felisa Schneider, Anne McCune, and Elizabeth Métraux
Exactly one week ago, we marked the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. You’d be forgiven if you missed the occasion. As COVID-19 continues to govern our daily activities, and the political maelstrom characteristic of a presidential election year roils on, it’s unsurprising that our attention is diverted.
In many ways, there’s no more apt way for women to have marked the centennial than exactly as we did — juggling childcare, navigating work and life responsibilities, and relegating our own special moments in the interest of taking care of those…
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