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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.