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Nurses and Health Care Workers Take Action Against Palomar Health’s Ratio Waiver and Commingling of Patients

Nurses, caregivers, and community members are outraged at Palomar Heath CEO’s misinformation and blatant misrepresentation of actual critical low staffing and dangerous co-mingling of Covid-19 patients and non-Covid-19 patients assigned to nurses and caregivers.

California Nurses Association/Caregivers & Healthcare Employees Union
December 13, 2020

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RNs and Caregivers from Palomar Health holding a press conference

Palomar Health nurses and Caregivers to hold press conference to demand hospital prioritize patient safety

Registered nurses and caregivers will hold a press conference on Friday, Dec.11 at Palomar Health in Poway, Calif., to declare their opposition to the hospital’s application for a waiver of state-mandated nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, which was approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Dec. 9, 2020.

California Nurses Association/Caregivers & Healthcare Employees Union
December 10, 2020

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Watch National Nurses United registered nurse weigh in on Covid-19 vaccines

With the imminent public distribution of various Covid-19 vaccines and a Dec. 10 Food and Drug Administration advisory hearing on these vaccines, registered nurses and other health care workers, as well as the general public, have many questions about the safety and efficacy of Covid-19 inoculation.

National Nurses United
December 10, 2020

Nurses at Cook County holding a press conference

Cook County Budget Decision Creates Chaos at Provident Hospital

The Cook County Health budget for 2021 was approved unanimously by commissioners in late November, calling for cuts to emergency care services at Provident Hospital and closing community health clinics on Chicago’s South Side. As a result, the layoffs targeting nurses and physicians at Provident Hospital leave the emergency room dangerously understaffed for surrounded communities.

National Nurses United
December 9, 2020

Nurses hold raised fists

Nurses caring for Covid-19 patients are at high risk for moral injury due to betrayal by health care employers and public health and safety agencies

“Acute moral distress is widespread among nurses caring for Covid-19 patients and they are at significant risk of moral injury,” according to “Deadly Shame: Redressing the Devaluation of Registered Nurse Labor Through Pandemic Equity,” a new white paper by National Nurses United (NNU). “Deadly Shame” provides an in-depth analysis of the devaluation of nurses’ care work, their experiences on the pandemic’s front lines, and ways to redress these issues through collective action.

National Nurses United
December 8, 2020