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She Rushed to Help a COVID-19 Patient. She Died 14 Days Later

Nurse's colleagues say LA hospital did not provide adequate protective gear

(Newser) - When a COVID-19 patient on her ward stopped breathing, nurse Celia Marcos rushed into his room to help the "code blue" patient without stopping to try to obtain a scarce N95 face mask. She died of the disease 14 days later in the hospital where she worked for more... More »

Police: Watch Out for These Women Dressed as Nurses

Porch pirates are apparently at work in Washington state

(Newser) - Police say women are dressing as nurses and stealing packages from residents' doorsteps in Washington state, CNN reports. Surveillance-video images of two suspects show them wearing scrubs, gloves, a lanyard, and an ID badge—but Kennewick police don't think for a second that either are really nurses. "The... More »

Dave Grohl Surprises, Serenades NY Nurse

TJ Riley treated to private concert, with help from Jimmy Kimmel

(Newser) - TJ Riley was among the first health workers to contract the coronavirus at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, where some 60% of nurses have now tested positive, per Rolling Stone . The emergency room nurse battled nausea, dizziness, and a fever that didn't break for 12 days. He's... More »

Fed-Up Nurses File Lawsuits, Will Head to White House

Names of dead health care workers will be read aloud at Tuesday protest

(Newser) - The largest union of nurses in the US will gather outside the White House on Tuesday to read aloud the names of colleagues who have died during the COVID-19 outbreak and to demand more money for better protective gear. National Nurses United wants Congress and President Trump to invoke emergency... More »

They'd Been Fighting. But a Stressful Shift Brought 'Love'

Photo of nurse couple shared around the world

(Newser) - Between surgeries one stressful morning, Ben Cayer and Mindy Brock—husband and wife, and fellow nurse anesthetists—peered through layers of protective gear and locked eyes. It was a lovers' gaze in the most unlikely situation. A co-worker was there to snap a picture. Now the image, shared on social... More »

Tip on Corpse in Nursing Home Shed Leads to 17 Bodies

New Jersey facility was simply 'overwhelmed' by people dying, local police chief says

(Newser) - A gruesome discovery was made Monday at one of New Jersey's largest licensed nursing homes, after a tip came in to police that a body was being stored in a shed. When Andover cops showed up at Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center I and II, there was no body... More »

They're Fighting the Virus. Now, Their Own Google Doodles

For 2 weeks, search giant is paying tribute to those on the front lines of fighting COVID-19

(Newser) - Do a Google search today and you'll notice a new Google Doodle —a temporary redo of the company's logo, often used to mark holidays or commemorate important people and events—dedicated to a group that CNET calls "largely unsung heroes" in the coronavirus pandemic. Hover with... More »

An 'Upsetting' Virus Sacrifice: Doctors, Nurses Leave Loved Ones

Health care workers self-isolate away from their families so they don't infect them

(Newser) - Lisa Neuburger, a 37-year-old nurse in Minnesota, recently had a hospital scare that led her to believe she may have been exposed to the coronavirus. And so, to protect her family, Neuburger moved from her parents' home, where she'd been living with her 11-year-old son, and into a camper.... More »

Health Care Workers Are ... Getting Laid Off?

America's for-profit medical system puts needed workers on the sidelines

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of medical workers across the US are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor's offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is churning, the AP reports. Even as hospitals scrounge... More »

Document Lets Nurses Share COVID-19 Tales Anonymously

Nurses detail fears, 'unacceptable' supply shortages in online document

(Newser) - US hospitals battling the coronavirus pandemic have become "war zones," according to a private online document used by more than 1,200 health care workers. New Jersey nurse Sonja Schwartzbach created the Google document a week ago as a place for health care workers to detail working conditions,... More »

Rare Blood Infections Traced to Nurse's Alleged Opioid Theft

Kelsey Mulvey accused of swapping cancer patients' medication with tap water

(Newser) - A nurse in New York allegedly stole injectable opioids for her own use, then refilled hospital syringes with tap water in a move that caused rare infections in cancer patients, according to a new report. The report published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine notes six cancer patients... More »

Nurses in Neonatal Unit Have Their Own Baby Boom

36 co-workers are giving birth this year

(Newser) - Nurses who spend their working hours caring for newborns at a Kansas City hospital, one nurse said, "do it because we love the babies." That's especially fortunate, because just this year, 36 of the nurses are themselves giving birth. The baby boom at Children's Mercy's... More »

'Extremely Emotional' Tribute for Nurse Who Gave Her All

More than 100 co-workers lined hospital hall to honor late Mary Desin before organ transplant

(Newser) - If you happened to be at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Hamot hospital on Friday, you may have stumbled across what a nurse's son described as an "extremely emotional" scene in one of the hallways. That nurse, per ABC News , was Mary Desin, an employee of... More »

No Dress? Then No World Record for You

Jessica Anderson denied a Guinness World Record over her attire

(Newser) - A nurse who ran in the London Marathon last week found her Guinness World Record in jeopardy because she didn't wear a dress, the New York Times reports. Jessica Anderson, a professional nurse, ran the marathon in 3 hours 8 minutes 22 seconds and became the fastest woman to... More »

Lawmaker Is Mailed 1.7K Decks of Cards

Wash. state Sen. Maureen Walsh gets the hint

(Newser) - Nurses weren't pleased last week when a lawmaker said nurses in Washington state's rural hospitals "probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day." They've come up with an interesting way to voice that displeasure. GOP state Sen. Maureen Walsh says she has received... More »

Lawmaker's Comment About Nurses Sparks Outrage

Some want Wash. state Sen. Maureen Walsh to resign

(Newser) - One Washington state legislator is now facing calls for her resignation over what she says was a fatigue-driven remark. GOP state Sen. Maureen Walsh drew heat after she spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday on a bill pushing for uninterrupted meal and rest breaks for nurses, as well as other... More »

Lone Survivor of WWII Massacre Kept Another Dark Secret

'History detective' reveals Aussie nurses were raped before being killed by Japanese troops

(Newser) - Vivian Bullwinkel was the sole survivor of a horrific World War II massacre, in which 21 of her fellow Australian army nurses were forced into the ocean and machine-gunned by Japanese troops on Indonesia's Bangka Island. Now, "history detective" Lynette Silver has added another terrible piece to the... More »

Nurses Bail Out Anxious Dad, Literally

Darius Hinkle had been arrested rushing his baby girl to the hospital

(Newser) - Some nurses in Illinois went way above and beyond on behalf of a worried father. KTVI reports that Darius Hinkle was rushing his 1-year-old daughter to a hospital in Centreville because she was choking on a penny. By the time he reached the hospital, he had multiple police cars following... More »

Hospital's Maternity Nurses Have Something in Common

Nine of them are pregnant at Maine Medical Center

(Newser) - Something in the water? Nine registered nurses who work in the labor and delivery unit at the largest hospital in Maine are expecting babies in the next few months, reports the AP . Maine Medical Center announced the bonanza of babies with a Facebook post on Monday featuring eight of the... More »

He 'Rotted to Death.' Ohio's AG Blames Nurses

7 accused of mistreating patients in Columbus

(Newser) - Seven nurses in Ohio face a combined 34 charges related to the alleged mistreatment of two patients in their care, including one who the state attorney general says "literally rotted to death." Involuntary manslaughter, gross patient neglect, and forgery are among the charges levied against six current and... More »

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