In The News: School of Nursing
Deans of the UNLV Dental and Nursing schools Lily T. Garcia and Angela Amar discuss ways medical professionals are working to make doctor visits safe.
Rhigel “Jay” Tan, DNP, APRN, RN, PMHNP, GNP, ANP, FAAN, was standing in line at a Las Vegas Target store with a shopping cart full of pool noodles, the colorful flotation devices often seen at beaches and pools. A family in front of him in line were intrigued. The husband asked Tan, “What are you going to do with all those pool noodles?”
Mark StHilaire knew he had high blood pressure when he was diagnosed with COVID-19, but he didn’t realize that the underlying health condition put him at risk of serious complications from the disease.
UNLV School of Nursing posted to its twitter page today that students are supporting the community and have bought water, medical kits and snacks for protesters.
Pandemic pressure and stress are being blamed for people’s declining mental health. Recent studies have found more than 40% of Americans fall into that category and the impacts may linger long after COVID-19.
There may never have been another point (at least in our generation) where the work, sacrifices, and impact of nurses and other health workers were more obvious to so many people than now.
There may never have been another point — at least in our lifetimes — when the work, sacrifices and impact of nurses, and other health care workers, were more obvious to so many people than now.
America calls our medical workers heroes, but their sacrifice to save lives goes far beyond the walls of a hospital.
It’s unnaturally quiet these days on the UNLV campus, which normally would be swirling with students preparing for final exams coming.
The U.S. has gained a profound appreciation for nurses during the coronavirus pandemic, as they risk their lives every day to minimize the spread of the disease. That situation is made even more difficult by critical shortages of respirators, surgical masks, gloves, gowns and other necessary protective treatment. It's more important now than ever for states to step up and make sure that nurses are properly equipped to do their jobs and have the best work environment possible.
In March, Jay Tan was sheltering in place and looking for a way to help during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Masks are an excellent way to keep yourself and others safe during the coronavirus pandemic, but they can be tough to come by, especially for emergency workers.