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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The CDC just released their new guidelines for PPE -- you can find them here. What do you think of the new guidelines? Share your thoughts below!

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Reading an interesting article in The Atlantic called "Doctors Tell All--and It's Bad" (you can read it here), I was struck by this sentence:

Medicine today values intervention far more than it values care.

Do you think this rings true? The article also states, "Doctors have seen their power eroded—by insurance companies, by national treatment guidelines, by hospital bureaucracy—and now they have to deal with patients who feel newly empowered." Have you seen a decline in the quality of patient care from the doctors you work with? Share your thoughts below!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The news of a nurse contracting Ebola has dominated the headlines, and officials are scrambling to find out how it happened. Do you feel that you have received adequate training in infection control at your facility? Has your facility provided new training since the Ebola outbreak? Let us know in the comments below!

Thursday, October 09, 2014
You can't turn on the news this week without hearing about Ebola and the "suspected" cases that turn out to be false. Do you think all of the news coverage is helping people become aware of Ebola, or is it just causing fear that could lead to unnecessary panic? Share your thoughts below!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Last week, nurses who were in Las Vegas for the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United convention staged a "die-in" to raise awareness of what they perceive as a lack of preparedness in the U.S. to treat Ebola (you can read about it here). What do you think about their attempt to raise awareness? Do you think such tactics help raise awareness or just feed unnecessary fears? And do you believe that the U.S. is unprepared to deal with Ebola? Share your thoughts below!
About the Author

Linda Laskowski-Jones
Linda Laskowski-Jones, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CEN, FAWM, is editor-in-chief of Nursing and vice president of Emergency, Trauma, and Aeromedical Services at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware.