Nurses, Our Families, and COVID-19

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As a nurse, you may work in a patient-facing position that brings you into direct contact with COVID-19. With every surface a potential petri dish and every person you encounter a possible carrier, how can you leave work, return home and protect your family without feeling like a pariah?

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As a nurse, you may work in a patient-facing position that brings you into potential direct contact with COVID-19, the pandemic that has swept the globe and caused astronomical suffering and disruption to every conceivable level of human life.

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Keith Carlson
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, speaker, author, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. Keith’s two podcasts, RNFM Radio and The Nurse Keith Show, offer inspiration and practical support to nurses seeking to create meaningful, satisfying lives and careers. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on many social media platforms---including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram - as well as at and Digital Doorway.
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Jessica Paech
20 Apr 2020
This article provides a little bit of reassurance given the gravity of our profession in a time like this.
Shipei Zhu
26 Apr 2022
Registered Nurse
a good resource
Lorraine Hince
16 Apr 2020
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Tanya Dickenson
30 Mar 2021
I enjoy this article
16 Apr 2020
Easy to understand material
Megan Delgado
18 Apr 2020
Useful and relevant
Kim Edwards
18 Apr 2020
A quick and informative blog .
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Marion Bateup
30 May 2020
Due to the new pandemic within the world this resource has helped by providing further education on how the Carona Virus has spread and what precautions need to be put in place in the form of screening clients prior to proceeding with nursing visits.
Junyi NIU
18 Apr 2020
Upon entering and leaving a ward (for example, at start of shift or going on a break) Immediately before and after glove use Between individual patients Between dirty and clean sites on the same patient (in the continuum of care for the patient, the HW should attend to clean sites before dirty sites) Before handling sterile products/packs Before eating Before handling patient food After coughing or sneezing or blowing nose After going to the toilet After cleaning shared patient care equipment After contact with animals (e.g. companion therapy) Before and after smoking, including e-cigarettes.
Therese Ramirez
17 Apr 2020
Gives me additional knowledge on how to handle stress and anxiety due to this pandemic.
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