Lee College’s state-of-the-art expansion of nursing program offers integrated curriculum, doubles student capacity
For 60 years, Lee College has trained students to become Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), and starting this fall, the nursing programs will offer a new, state-of-the-art learning experience that aligns with the demands and rigor of the most modern patient care.
Harris County approves $40M plan to bring more than 600 nurses to help hospitals in our area deal with COVID-19 surge
Whether you’re sick or injured, you need healthcare workers to treat you, and Harris County Commissioners spent Tuesday taking action to meet that need and try to stay ahead of the omicron variant.
Kingwood woman relieved to learn more resources coming to Texas after her husband with COVID waited 4 days for ICU bed
Harris County commissioners on Tuesday approved a $30 million dollar COVID-19 initiative to bring out-of-state nurses in to help overloaded hospitals in the county due to the COVID surge.
Nurses urge Texans to get vaccinated, say they’re overwhelmed as hospital admissions continue to rise
While supporting mandatory vaccines for nurses, Texas Nurses Association officials say nurses do have the right to chose, but they also have the right to choose a different career field that doesn’t put themselves and others in harm’s way.
From AIDS to COVID-19, America’s Medical System Has a Long History of Relying on Filipino Nurses to Fight on the Frontlines
In the early days of the pandemic, Susan Castor, a 64-year-old Filipino American nurse, would make her rounds taking care of patients at a transitional care unit at Community Medical Center in Toms River, N.J., wearing only a standard surgical mask, due to a nationwide shortage of PPE. Fortunately, Castor recovered after contracting the novel coronavirus—but countless other Filipino health care workers have not. The coronavirus has taken a devastating toll on Filipino nurses battling COVID-19 in the U.S. According to National Nurses United, as of April 2021, 24 percent of the nurses they surveyed who died from COVID-19 complications were Filipino; but, Filipinos only make up 4 percent of the total registered nurses in the country.news.yahoo.com
‘Nurses’ actors Tiera Skovbye and Jordan Johnson-Hinds talk special preview
HOUSTON – There’s a new medical drama on NBC that will definitely have you hooked in with just one episode! “Nurses” kicks off with a special preview tonight at 9 p.m. and Monday, December 14th, before moving to its normal timeslot on January 5th following “This Is Us.”The show, set and filmed in Toronto, follows five young nurses working on the frontlines of a busy downtown hospital, dedicating their lives to helping others, while struggling to help themselves. It also focuses on nurses that are usually only seen in the background of major medical shows. It’s about the everyday heroism and humanity that nurses bring to the floor every single shift. Watch as Lauren Kelly chats with stars Tiera Skovbye as Grace Knight, and Jordan Johnson-Hinds, as Keon Colby.
‘So frustrating’: Doctors and nurses battle virus skeptics
It’s unclear how Trump’s bout with the virus will affect the situation, but some doctors aren’t optimistic. After a few days of treatment at a military hospital, the president tweeted Monday, “Don’t be afraid of Covid. She complained that some people demand the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and think the only patients who get really sick have underlying health problems. That has been frustrating for all of us,” Montgomery said in an interview, adding: “It wears.”Combating virus skeptics is a battle across the country. And he is starting to hear fewer people dismiss the virus entirely since the president was diagnosed.
Comfort dog brings smiles, comfort to local hospital staff battling against COVID-19
She is the result of a partnership with Joy Comfort Dog and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church & Lutheran Church Charities. The veteran comfort dog has trained for thousands of hours and has responded to several crisis situations across Texas, including the mass shootings in Santa Fe, El Paso and Midland. Joy’s latest job though is to help bring smiles and provide comfort to first responders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. So to be able to help in someway brings joy to our team as well,” said Stephanie Knea, with Joy Comfort Dog Ministry and Lutheran Church Charities. I think that all the nurses know who Joy is in our hospital, and they’re so excited for that,” said Welty.
VA seeking to hire dozens of temporary nurses in Houston
HOUSTON The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to hire dozens of temporary nurses in Houston, as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Irving said she has already brought on around 30 temporary nurses since March. They can be here on station in roughly four to five days, Irving said. Irving said she still needs fulltime nurses, but the temporary workers have a place too. Registered nurses must be licensed and free of any restrictions to work at the VA, Irving said.
Houston doctors on the frontlines of the COVID-19 war tell tales of grueling shifts, death and tragedy
He has watched 15 of his COVID patients die since the middle of March and it is eating at him. Its really hard talking to the rest of that family, every day, and they were so hoping to be hearing good news. All over the country, exhausted medical workers are giving everything they own in their souls to keep fighting this pandemic. The worst day, I was talking to a patient that was my age. Ive seen the worst of the worst and its horrible what this disease can do to people.
They were placed on leave for refusing to work without N95 masks. COVID-19 unit nurses are now back at work
(CNN) – Ten Covid-19 unit nurses are heading back to work after being placed on paid administrative leave for refusing to enter coronavirus patient rooms without an N95 mask. "They said it would stay in our file for three months and then they will take it out," Cline told CNN. Before that, the hospital had said there were no N95 masks for them and insisted they wear surgical masks instead, the nurses said, even though other health care workers at the hospital were provided N95 masks. Cline and Michael Gulick, another nurse put on leave, previously told CNN the hospital would give them surgical masks -- not N95 masks -- while they were treating Covid-19 patients on April 9. Although the N95 masks are preferred, health care workers should only wear other face masks, such as surgical masks, when respirators are not available.
Houston Methodist nurses becoming surrogate families for COVID-19 patients
HOUSTON – Health care professionals are finding themselves stepping in as surrogate family members amid the coronavirus pandemic. Janeisy Romero, a nurse with Houston Methodist, said she doesn’t take the responsibility lightly. “I try my best to be there with them during those last moments.”Tabatha Ketner, a nurse at Houston Methodist, is also working in the highly infectious disease unit. Perhaps one death, a 93-year-old man named Richard Steubinger, weighs on the Houston Methodist nurses. According to Romero, Steubinger had a special place in the hearts of many in the COVID-19 unit health care workers, including Ketner.
Nurses gather on hospital helipad to pray together before work
Medical professionals around the world are working long days to help fight coronavirus and care for patients who are infected at overwhelmed hospitals. A small group of nurses who work in the labor and delivery unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee gathered on the helipad of the hospital to pray before work, WKRN reports. “When you have a few extra minutes at work you take the time to go to the helipad and pray,” Angela Gleaves said on Facebook. The women took a moment to pray over their colleagues at their hospital and around the world and for patients and their families. According to WKRN, Vanderbilt has 20,000 employees and leads Tennesse in the fight against coronavirus.
Nurses take on child lead cases in Flint
The first of damaged lead pipes in Flint was removed Friday, but there's still a long way to go. Children who tested positive for high lead levels need to be regularly monitored, and some nurses assigned that task are being spread thin. Adriana Diaz reports.cbsnews.com
Ebola nurses ostracized after caring for virus patient
Ebola nurses ostracized after caring for virus patient Four nurses who risked their lives to save America's first Ebola patient told their story on "60 Minutes." "CBS This Morning" has extra material on how treating the Ebola patients has affected their daily lives. Scott Pelley reports.cbsnews.com