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Citing Respect and Pay, PM's COVID Nurse Has Quit

Boris Johnson praised Jenny McGee after his intensive care stay

(Newser) - Boris Johnson praised Jenny McGee, one of the nurses who tended to the British prime minister when he was in intensive care with COVID-19, after his release from the hospital last year. But McGee isn't feeling appreciated by his government, so she's quit her job "after the...

CDC Guidance 'Not Based On Science,' Nurses Say

The largest nurses union in the US says mask guidelines were relaxed too soon

(Newser) - Eager to ditch your mask? Not so fast, the nation’s largest nurses union says. National Nurses United has vocally disagreed with the CDC’s new guidance on masks. The CDC said Thursday that fully vaccinated people can go about their business without masks or social distancing, with a few...

Heart Surgery Goes On as Hospital Burns

Russian doctors, nurses finish bypass before evacuating

(Newser) - When a blaze broke out Friday on the wooden roof of an ancient hospital in a remote Russian city, firefighters went to work on it. Officials said 128 people were evacuated, including 60 patients. But on the ground floor, a team of eight doctors and nurses carried on with heart...

This Nurse Is Trapped in a Lighthouse Watching Movies
This Nurse Is Trapped in a
Lighthouse Watching Movies
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This Nurse Is Trapped in a Lighthouse Watching Movies

Lisa Enroth won 'Isolated Cinema' contest to hole up on remote Swedish isle, view film fest premieres

(Newser) - While many people are tiring of being stuck at home binge-watching Netflix during the pandemic, one health-care worker is taking it to the next level. Mashable reports that Lisa Enroth, a nurse from Skoevde, Sweden, is now hunkered down on the nation's barren Pater Noster island, holed up inside...

Pair Helps Out Nurses Who 'Want to Get Home'

Volunteers clear off hospital employees' cars during snowstorm

(Newser) - When a snowstorm hit a month ago, a Rhode Island 10-year-old decided to give nurses battling the coronavirus a hand when it snowed next. "I was thinking they've been helping us a lot through this whole pandemic," Christian Stone said, "and I figured why don't...

He Was Giving the COVID Shot When He Saw the Ring

Paramedic Robby Vargas-Cortes proposes to nurse inoculating him: his boyfriend, Eric Vander Lee

(Newser) - Good news: Your fiance snagged an appointment to get the coronavirus vaccine. Better news: You're the nurse who has the honor of administering it to him. Best news of all: He proposes to you right before you stick the needle in his arm. That's the sweet story out...

Hospitals Run Short of Oxygen as LA County Deals With Surge

'It's so much worse than before,' an ICU nurse says

(Newser) - Hospitals in Los Angeles County are running out of oxygen for treating COVID-19 patients, and they're already out of intensive care beds. With patients waiting for hours in ambulances outside the hospitals to be admitted, health officials are asking people to stay away from emergency rooms and not call...

Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting of Nurse En Route to Work

Cops say Devaunte Lewis Hill, 21, shot Caitlyn Kaufman on the highway

(Newser) - Police in Tennessee have arrested a man following an investigation into the murder of ICU nurse Caitlyn Kaufman. Per the Tennessean , 21-year-old Devaunte Lewis Hill was taken into custody without incident by SWAT members at his home around 6:15am on Friday. He's been charged with criminal homicide, Metro...

She Avoided COVID for Months. A Generous Act Undid It All

NJ nurse's mother gave ride home to a friend with a cough

(Newser) - A New Jersey nurse who works in a nursing home and is "well versed in COVID-19 safety protocols" had managed to keep herself and her immediate family safe from the virus since the pandemic started earlier this year. That streak recently came to an end, however, after what NorthJersey....

Retired Nurse Who Returned to Teaching Dies From COVID

Iris Meda 'wanted to do something that would make a difference'

(Newser) - After decades as a nurse, 70-year-old Iris Meda had big plans when she retired in January this year, including traveling—and riding in a convertible with the top down for the first time. But after the pandemic hit, she decided to come out of retirement in August and teach future...

Wife of Top Military Officer Was the Hero on Veterans Day

Hollyanne Milley, wife of JCoS leader Mark Milley, saved veteran who collapsed at ceremony

(Newser) - As the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation's top military officer, Gen. Mark Milley is the one used to attracting attention at Veterans Day events. This year, however, his wife, Hollyanne, was the one who made headlines by saving a veteran's life during a...

Neonatal Nurse Accused in Multiple Murders

Britain's Lucy Letby also accused of killing 8 infants, attempting to kill 10 more

(Newser) - A 30-year-old British nurse appeared in court Thursday to face horrific charges: Lucy Letby is accused of murdering eight babies in her care and attempting to murder 10 more, reports the BBC . Letby worked at the Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester, England, where the deaths occurred in 2015 and...

Poll Finds Burnout Among France's Nurses
French Survey:
Nurses Are Wearing Out

French Survey: Nurses Are Wearing Out

Most say working conditions have worsened during the pandemic

(Newser) - A significant number of French nurses responding to a poll say they are tired and fed up, with 37% saying that the coronavirus pandemic is making them want to change jobs. The survey published Sunday comes as COVID-19 infection rates soar across the nation. Health authorities counted nearly 26,900...

NICU Staffers Stay Behind as Hurricane Laura Strikes

'I'm proud of them,' says doctor at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital

(Newser) - Nineteen babies already have a story to tell—and people to thank. Several NICU staffers stayed behind at a Louisiana hospital this week as Hurricane Laura ripped into the state, CNN reports. Amid howling winds and leaky windows, Dr. Juan Bossano and a group of 14 nurses, 3 respiratory therapists,...

An ICU Nurse Makes a Plea to Teachers
An ICU Nurse
Makes a Plea
to Teachers

An ICU Nurse Makes a Plea to Teachers

They must do their jobs, despite the risks, like doctors and nurses, writes Kristen McConnell

(Newser) - An essay in the Atlantic makes an argument that might not sit well with many of the nation's teachers: Kristen McConnell writes that they need to suck it up and do their jobs amid the pandemic. The twist is that McConnell is an ICU nurse in New York who...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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