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As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the nation and infections and hospitalizations rise, medical administrators are scrambling to find enough nursing help — especially in rural areas and at small hospitals.
Two hospital nurses have filed a complaint with the Washington State Department of Health arguing that staffing and sanitation practices are putting patients and staff at risk during the pandemic.
One in five U.S. nursing homes faced severe shortages of protective gear like N95 masks this summer, according to a new study that found facilities also struggled with a lack of staff as COVID-19 cases rebounded
Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility. The truth, according to the home, is far worse: 21 dead, most transported to hospitals before they succumbed.
It was meant to be a last line of defense to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus spread across the United States: Montana officials offered free testing in May for staff and residents at assisted living and long-term care facilities.
AUSTIN, Texas – With a record 10,002 coronavirus patients in Texas hospitals Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott again warned that he expects hospitalizations and deaths to continue to rise.
The Trump administration was slow to comprehend the scale of COVID-19's impact on nursing homes and a disjointed federal response has only compounded the devastating toll, according to a report from Senate Democrats.
A grim blame game with partisan overtones is breaking out over COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents, a tiny slice of the population that represents a shockingly high proportion of Americans who have perished in the pandemic.
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – Nadia Williams shrieked with surprise and emotion Saturday as she embraced her mother for the first time since agreeing nearly three months ago to live at the elder-care facility where she works.
BOISE – Idaho can move to the fourth and final stage of his plan to return to regular activity during the coronavirus pandemic despite a bump in infections, including among healthcare workers, Gov. Brad Little said Thursday.
We've all seen the masks worn improperly, like the ones pulled down under the nose. That's very close to wearing no mask at all, says a Spokane nurse expert, who offers tips to wear face coverings the correct way.
Federal health authorities have received reports of nearly 26,000 nursing home residents dying from COVID-19, according to materials prepared for the nation’s governors. That number is partial and likely to go higher.
The state is requiring more testing at facilities that house some of its oldest and most medically fragile residents.
New York City will offer free coronavirus tests at the city’s 169 nursing homes and will provide staff to replace nursing home employees who test positive for the virus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.
Nurses and respiratory therapists spend the most time with COVID-19 patients in emergency departments and intensive care units. Local health care workers stepped into the pandemic head-on.
For the past three years, Graves has served as a fellow at WSU’s Honors College, allowing her to work with students in the nursing program with an eye toward clinical research. Graves is quick to point out that she’s not a registered nurse (her background is in environmental biology), but over the past several years she’s worked with students preparing to treat patients and introduced them to the importance of scientific literature in a profession that’s demanding more academic knowledge from its front-line workers.
Nurses are on the front lines responding to a global pandemic; others are being furloughed and filing for unemployment. The shortages in Washington’s nursing workforce before 2020 are now showing their cracks.
Christopher Zuniga is a restorative nursing assistant who helps residents maintain the progress they have made in rehab while living at Sullivan Park. He also takes new CNAs under his wing, acting as a mentor and helping them not only keep up a positive attitude but also hone their craft.
Italy’s biggest nursing home defended the measures it took to protect residents and staff from the coronavirus Wednesday amid a criminal investigation and family outrage over 300 deaths from January to April.
New York state is reporting more than 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities as the state faces scrutiny over how it’s protected vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic.