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The Relentless School Nurse: I’m just going to say it: It feels like we’re playing Russian roulette with our kids and our staff

Apoorva Mandavilli, a journalist from the New York Times, graciously interviewed me about what reopening of schools looks like in the midst of a pandemic. The conversation happened in the context of this past week when the pressure to reopen schools has become a political grenade. Dr. Megan Ranney recommended me for the interview, so… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: I’m just going to say it: It feels like we’re playing Russian roulette with our kids and our staff

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The Relentless School Nurse: Webinar – In the Aftermath of COVID-19: Helping Clinicians in Crisis

Joint AJN/OVID webinar: In the Aftermath of COVID-19: Helping Clinicians in Crisis   Date:  Tuesday, July 14th Time:  2:00-3:00 ET Audience:  all schools, government, and healthcare systems that support clinicians Description:  Last October, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) released a report (see screenshot above) on the pervasiveness of burnout among nurses and physicians. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has greatly heightened the distress our clinicians… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Webinar – In the Aftermath of COVID-19: Helping Clinicians in Crisis

School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: You are Witnessing The Death of Expertise

Planning for school reopening seems insurmountable, yet, those who are involved in the details continue efforts to keep our students and staff safe. It feels like we are writing plans in the sand, with constantly shifting information that changes with the tide. Children may get a less severe form of COVID19, but we do not… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: You are Witnessing The Death of Expertise

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The Relentless School Nurse: Why Wear Face Masks? Explaining COVID-19 to Children

Elementary school nurse, Anne Young, created a series of videos for her students and parents to help reduce the stress and disruption of COVID-19. Nurse Young's Corner is a delightful collection of informative videos that translate the ever-evolving pandemic information families are grappling to understand. Look for Nurse Young's "magic box," something that all school… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Why Wear Face Masks? Explaining COVID-19 to Children

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The Relentless School Nurse: Unpacking White Privilege How to be a White Ally and an Anti- Racist

Chicago Beyond CEO, Liz Dozier, is hosting a series of conversations about what it means to be anti-racist. This is the first in the series with two leaders about their own anti-racist journeys and the actions others can take to be a White ally and take action now. - retrieved from Chicago Beyond: How to… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Unpacking White Privilege How to be a White Ally and an Anti- Racist