Dr. Comilla Sasson sought out the frontlines of COVID from the onset of the pandemic. She journeyed to epi-center of COVID, first in New York City and then whereever she was most needed. Dr. Sasson spent the past two years working in hospitals systems ravaged by COVID, lending her expertise of almost two decades of emergency room medicine to the weary staff.
Here is her story, told through Rocky Mountain PBS, and shared with the raw emotion that we have all felt during the pandemic:
I met Dr. Sasson on Twitter, where we bonded over school safety and COVID mitigation strategies in schools. She has two young children and was on a mission to promote awareness of air quality. She co-founded a company called CO2 Check, that sells a CO2 monitoring device. Their tag line is “Be Aware of Your Air.”
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Published by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN, is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 22nd year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. Robin is the Director for New Jersey to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Board. She is proud to be a Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow and past Program Mentor. Robin is the honored recipient of multiple awards for her work in school nursing and population health. These awards include, 2019 and 2020 National Association of School Nurses President’s Award, 2018 NCSN School Nurse of the Year, 2017 Johnson & Johnson School Nurse of the Year, and the New Jersey Department of Health 2017 Population Health Hero Award. Robin serves as faculty in the School Nurse Certificate Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing, where she teaches the next generation of school nurses. She was presented the 2018 Rutgers University – Camden Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award for Part-time Faculty. Robin writes a weekly blog called The Relentless School Nurse. She also writes a monthly column in My American Nurse, the official journal of the American Nurses Association. Robin’s work is included as a case study in The Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030. You can follow Robin on Twitter at @RobinCogan.
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1 thought on “The Relentless School Nurse: Dr. Comilla Sasson’s Journey to Join the Frontlines of COVID”
Very powerful! Thanks for sharing!!! What a selfless MD!