Nursing Is a Team Sport

Nursing Is a Team Sport

Problem: COVID-19 was first diagnosed in Wuhan, China, in December of 2019. According to Khan et al. (2020), this virus causes severe acute respiratory distress and was noted to be incredibly contagious. The virus had a wide range of severity and each infected person...
Part of the Solution

Part of the Solution

Richard Carrese, BSN, RN, BC, originally from Cardiac Cath Lab – Long Island Jewish Medical Center   Rich was one of the first nurses deployed from the Cath Lab to the ED. His prior experience included ED and so this was an easy transition. Rich was eager...
Redeployment to the ED

Redeployment to the ED

Lorraine Lewis, BSN, RN, originally from Cardiac Cath Lab – Long Island Jewish Medical Center   With the rapid closure of the Cardiac Cath Lab, Lorraine volunteered to be redeployed to the Emergency Department (ED). She chose the ED because of both her...
All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck

Elizabeth Iocco, AAS, RN, originally from Cardiac Cath Lab – Long Island Jewish Medical Center   As the COVID-19 crisis was growing exponentially, it became apparent that the staff of the Cardiology department could be utilized in a different fashion to...
Everyone Pitches In

Everyone Pitches In

Carol Strosser, BSN, RN, CH-ICU – Jefferson Health   I don’t have a particular story for you. But what I do want to share with you regarding the COVID surge is how great everyone was. As you probably know, it was super-busy. And all the nurses that came to...