Posted on December 8, 2014
We're thrilled to tell you that Paul Farmer, contributor to our upcoming title Global Health Nursing in the 21st Century, was the featured guest on the December 4 episode of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. In the interview, linked below, Farmer spoke with Colbert about his work as chief strategist and co-founder of nonprofit Partners In Health, which...
Posted on October 23, 2014
This blog post was co-authored by: Anna Sivo Montejano MSN Ed, RN, CEN; Lynn Sayre Visser MSN, BS, RN, CEN, CPEN, CLNC; and Valerie Aarne Grossman MALS, BSN, RN.
The first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States has died. Two nurses who provided direct care for that patient are infected: two healthcare providers, two of our very own. As nurses, we must keep our finger on the pulse of Ebola by asking pertinent travel and exposure history questions as well...
Posted on October 20, 2014
On October 15, we solicited your questions about the Ebola outbreak. Our author Sten Vermund, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Amos Christie Chair and Director at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Institute for Global Health has graciously taken the time to answer your questions.
Sharon Slockbower, RN, asked: Some articles I have read indicated that if body fluid of patient even gets on someone's...
Posted on October 14, 2014
The 2014 Ebola outbreak is now one of the greatest global health crises in recent history. The past few days have brought forth a slew of alarming headlines:
In Dallas, a nurse, Nina Pham, has become the first recorded case of Ebola transmission in the United States. Pham contracted the disease while treating a Liberian man, who died last week.
Posted on October 9, 2014
Ebola hemorrhagic fever - its name strikes fear in most people, even those who live far from its epicenter in West Africa where the World Health Organization estimates there have been 5,800 cases so far. Ebola often starts with symptoms of fever, fatigue, headache, joint/muscle/abdominal pain, and loss of appetite—symptoms similar to a number of other ailments, including the flu. But Ebola is not the flu—it is much more lethal, killing at least sixty percent of the people it infects. So...