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Nurses on The Frontlines of Disaster Response
Nurses on The Frontlines of Disaster Response

Nurses have a long history of supporting disaster relief efforts through the American Red Cross. In the past six weeks, the Red Cross has launched a wide-ranging relief effort to help people devastated by three historic, back-to-back hurricanes—Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

Nurses on The Frontlines of Disaster Response


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Following the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, the TOMODACHI J&J Disaster Nursing Training Program has worked to support the reconstruction of affected areas by providing educational programs for Japanese nursing students interested in further developing their skills in disaster medicine. Launched in 2015, the program has successfully provided learning opportunities for a total of 28 nursing students and is scheduled to continue through the year 2020.

As the healthcare industry becomes more focused on innovation as a pathway to improving patient outcomes, nurses are stepping up as leaders and innovators, turning their frontline experience into creative solutions to improve patient care. Across her various positions at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Marion Leary, RN, MSN, MPH, FAHA, is focused on researching ways that nurse-led initiatives can improve healthcare now and in the future.

July 31, 2018

In our most recent podcast, we talk to Donna Torrisi, MSN, FAAN, founder and network executive director of the Family Practice and Counseling Network (FPCN). Find out how Donna is driving the FPCN’s mission of providing high-quality care by pushing boundaries in order to provide the best care to patients who may encounter challenges accessing primary care.

When a baby is born, nurses are among the child’s first caretakers. Nurses are there with expecting parents as they prepare for birth, and remain with the new family to establish and optimize everyday routines for both parents and baby. In order for nurses to prepare for this important role, organizations such as the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) provide educational, professional, and clinical resources to help nurses working in women's health, obstetrics, and neonatal nursing continue their education and remain up-to-date on emerging best practices.

July 23, 2018

Our latest podcast episode features Lori Spies, PhD, RN, an assistant professor at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing and a recent recipient of the Fulbright Global Scholar Award. Dr. Spies shares more about her work with healthcare providers across the world, including in India, Vietnam, and Zambia, to host workshops that encourage nursing research and leadership.

July 11, 2018

In our latest podcast episode, we talk to Judy Pins, RN, MBA, president of Pfiedler Enterprises, who played a key role in bringing the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Nurse Executive Leadership Seminar (NELS) series to life. Judy shares more about the importance of continuing education in nursing and her dedication to fostering leadership and mentorship opportunities for nurses. 

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