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LTC nurses feel less valued, work less than other nurses

Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, long-term care nurses were less likely than their counterparts in acute inpatient and ambulatory care to feel that their employers valued their health and safety. That’s according to a new nursing workforce planning and engagement strategy analysis released in June by McKinsey & Company.

Nurses offered more wellness resources

In response to the growing burden of stress on the nation’s nurses during the pandemic, the American Nurses Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association, has released several new resources to support nurses’ emotional well-being.

Technology for providers in a pandemic-oriented world

Skilled nursing facilities have begun using more technologies with residents during the COVID-19 pandemic — mostly out of necessity. Yet many are seeing the benefits these devices can provide, both for caregivers and patients. Here are a just a few that facilities have been using.

Study: PPE causing serious skin injuries

A new study has found that nearly half of medical staff treating patients with COVID-19 experienced serious skin injuries from the use of personal protective equipment, including masks, goggles, face shields and protective gowns.

COVID-19 affecting nurses’ mental health

The coronavirus could be wreaking havoc on the mental health of nurses and other frontline healthcare workers. A new study of nearly 1,300 healthcare workers in China who dealt with COVID-19 patients is an early indicator that such a concern is true.

A mobile IC isolation pod for facilities

An international task force of designers, engineers, medical professionals and military experts has designed a mobile intensive-care isolation pod in response to the shortage of ICU beds available and the spread of COVID-19 worldwide.

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