ACCESS Nursing News and Blog

5 Ways to Curb Burnout Among Nurses

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Oct 7, 2021 12:33:00 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the professional and personal lives of nurses throughout the US. Working in the health care industry right now, particularly as a frontline worker, has been called exhausting as nurses are being pushed to their limits. Today’s job definition for a frontline worker is now considered to be one of the most demanding and stressful. An American Nurses Association (ANA) survey asked 22,000 nurses nationwide how they were feeling. The results found 51% felt exhausted, 43% felt overwhelmed, and 28% felt a desire to quit the profession or their current position.

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Topics: Blog, Nursing Services, COVID-19, Vaccination

ACCESS Nursing Services’ Guide to a Healthy Fall Season

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Sep 30, 2021 5:30:00 PM

We have officially entered the “flu season.” Medical experts report that they are expecting some confusion in the coming months as cases of the flu emerge at the same time as the number of people, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, who test positive for COVID-19 increases throughout the US.

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Topics: Blog, News, COVID-19

“Have You Been Vaccinated?” -- Is it Legal to Ask and What You Need to Know about HIPAA

Posted by Louise Weadock, MPH, RN, Founder and CEO-CNO Access Nursing on Aug 10, 2021 10:45:00 AM

With cases of the COVID-19 Delta Variant on the rise throughout the US, getting vaccinated is increasingly becoming a requirement to go into a restaurant, an event, even to work. Starting on August 16th, showing your proof of vaccination to gain entry to most indoor events and venues in New York City will be legally mandated.

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Topics: Blog, COVID-19, Vaccination

COVID-19: Facing the Challenges of Long-term Effects and Lingering Health Risks

If you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past few months and have since recovered, but still have lingering symptoms, you may be considered a COVID-19 “Long Hauler.” A COVID Long Hauler is a person of any age who is still experiencing COVID-19 symptoms for several weeks or months. These individuals test negative for the virus, but still feel sick, or not like themselves. Approximately 25-35% of people who had previously contracted the virus, can experience lingering symptoms and other side effects of COVID-19.

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Topics: Blog, COVID-19

After Your Second Vaccine, Are You Now Completely Protected from COVID-19?

Is the pandemic over for you if it’s been two weeks since you received your second vaccine? A Long Island woman recently found out the answer to this question firsthand. One month after receiving both doses of the Moderna vaccine, a Valley Stream, NY resident visited eight unvaccinated friends without wearing a mask -- and then a month later tested positive for the virus.

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Topics: Blog, COVID-19

No Studying Necessary for this “Final Exam!” High School and College Seniors Gear Up for COVID Testing to Attend Proms and Graduations

Graduations and Proms throughout the U.S. were cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A year later, in many parts of the country, the class of 2021 will be able to celebrate these milestones in person, but with strict adherence to all Department of Health guidelines.

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Topics: Blog, COVID-19

What’s Happening with COVID Testing and the COVID-19 Vaccine?

While you wait for your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s a good idea to become educated about best ways to stay healthy, testing and the different types of vaccines. With New York and other states facing major vaccine shortages, getting tested is still a highly effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Topics: Blog, COVID-19

Urgent Call to Arms for Nurses: ACCESS Nursing COVID Care Force is Gearing Up for “New Phase in the War Against COVID”

The ACCESS Nursing Services  COVID Care Force, led by ACCESS Nursing CEO Louise Weadock, is revving up again! Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo revealed this week that New York is entering a “new phase in the war against COVID” in The New York Times story, Cuomo Fears ‘Nightmare of Overwhelmed Hospitals’ as Virus Cases Spike.  With the goal of preventing hospitals from becoming overwhelmed like they did in March during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuomo unveiled a series of emergency measures as the daily positivity rate continues to rise throughout the New York and Tristate region.

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Topics: News, COVID-19

Thousands of U.S. Nurses Join ACCESS Nursing COVID-19 Care Force to Fill Void in Testing, Hospitals and Home Care

ACCESS Nursing COVID-19 Care Force Nationwide Recruitment of RNs and PAs to Provide Care at the “Front Lines” for COVID Patients and to Save Lives   

Demand for Home Care Increases as Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces “Dramatic Trend-Line in People Being Discharged from Hospitals to Continue  Recovery at Home 

MARCH 30, 2020, NY – A team of 2,500 RNs and PAs from all across the U.S have been deployed throughout New York City, Westchester County and New Jersey to staff COVID-19 testing sites, hospital ICUs, nursing homes and to provide home nursing care for the rapidly growing number of COVID-19 patients now being released from hospitals to continue their recovery at home.  The COVID Care Force (ACCESS COVID Care Force) continues to become the “Call to Arms” movement of nurses recruited, organized and led by ACCESS Nursing Services to join the front-line fight to save lives and fight the volatile COVID-19 virus that has already inundated the healthcare system in the NY/NJ Metro area.   

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Topics: COVID-19

Nurses on the Frontlines of COVID-19

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Topics: COVID-19, Newsletter