We know that nurses are the backbone of American health care, and often its heart and soul. The COVID19 pandemic is testing all of us, but nurses are especially feeling the impact. We’ve created a Forum on WikiWisdom so that nurses fighting the Covid19 pandemic can share their experiences with each other.
From today until America exits this crisis, this space will be available 24/7 for all of you. Share your knowledge, concerns, experiences, and fears about working on the frontlines of a pandemic.
We know you are overworked, understaffed, possibly heartbroken and anxious. Feeling part of a community, even a virtual one, can help. So please join our conversation.
If you have the time, we also hope that some of you will say how this unfolding crisis could have been handled better, and should be if there is a next time. When the COVID19 pandemic has passed, we will select a group of leaders from this online conversation to prepare a “Never Again” report which will be published by the American Journal of Nursing. It will showcase your ideas, possibly on the importance of communication and the need to keep bedside nurses safe, but also including suggestions large and small that you believe would make a difference in preparing America for our next national disaster.
Theresa Brown, BSN, RN, FAAN
Nurse and author, frequent contributor to the New York Times, author of the New York Times bestseller The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives
Cynda Rushton PhD, RN, FAAN
John Hopkins School of Nursing & Berman Institute of Bioethics
How It Works
It’s easy to participate:
Click on the “sign up” tab on the homepage. Fill out the brief registration form (don’t worry, only your first name and initial of your last name will be displayed publicly; the rest of the information is private and will not be shared outside this forum). Once you’ve registered, you will be granted full access to the site.
- Post your own idea by clicking on the “create idea” button and writing your answer to our question. Give your idea a headline and add some tags (tags are keywords that will help other site visitors find your idea more easily, such as “convenience,” “safety,” and/or other keywords that describe your idea).
- Comment on someone else’s idea.
- Vote an idea up or down.
- Follow an idea. We highly recommend that you click the “follow this idea” button on your own idea and any other ideas that intrigue you. This will ensure you are notified by email each time someone comments on that idea so you can stay in the conversation.
What we are asking is simple:
Think about the question. Read ideas by other Members. Add your own comments and ideas. Base them on your own experience!
Vote, comment, share your voice. Get involved.