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Quad-demic: RSV, Influenza, Covid-19, and Crisis Standards of Care

Rates of influenza, RSV, and Covid-19 are climbing across the U.S. The hospital industry’s embrace of crisis standards of care, including the closure of pediatric beds, has set the stage for the respiratory viral surge to be another crisis. Learn more about what nurses and other health care workers need to know.

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Quad-demic live conversation

Join NNU experts on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET to learn what nurses and other health care workers need to know about the quad-demic we are now facing — and what is needed to protect ourselves, patients, and public health.

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21,000 Northern California Kaiser nurses ratify new four-year contract with strong recruitment, retention, and patient safety provisions

Union nurses at 21 Northern California Kaiser Permanente facilities voted over the past two weeks to ratify the new agreement.

Press releases

A permanent standard would require employers to protect nurses and other health care workers from occupational exposure to Covid-19.
Nurses also announced that they will be filing a formal complaint over this issue, called an unfair labor practice charge (ULP), with the Illinois Labor Relations Board.
Registered nurses at New Orleans’ Tulane Medical Center will hold a press conference to highlight deep concerns about the proposed sale and closure of their hospital.
Starting Monday, Dec. 12, the hospital will eliminate the dedicated nursery nurses who receive and care for newborns, and assign this role to nurses who are watching other patients in labor, which is not safe.

Organize with National Nurses United to improve workplace standards through collective bargaining, reform national health care legislation, and make a difference for you and your patients.

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Tripledemic: RSV, Influenza, and Covid-19

Rates of respiratory viral illnesses, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza, and Covid-19, are climbing across the United States. Many hospitals, including pediatric hospitals, are full. Read our fact sheet to learn more.

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Monkeypox: What nurses need to know

The monkeypox virus is now spreading rapidly in many countries that have not historically had cases. Learn about the symptoms, how it is transmitted, and what protections nurses and other health care workers need to care for a patient with a confirmed case.

Q&A » Bivalent Covid Boosters

Bivalent Covid vaccines, or bivalent boosters, contain two different components for the immune system to respond to. Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s mRNA bivalent Covid-19 vaccines contain the mRNA for the spike protein for two different strains of the virus.

Long Covid: A Public Health and Occupational Emergency

As more individuals are continually exposed to and infected by SARS-CoV-2, reports of long-term health consequences have also increased. This CE class will discuss the latest scientific updates about long Covid and the implications of these scientific updates for nurses, their patients, and advocacy for safe patient care.

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Texas nurses go big! Nurses in Austin win historic unionizing victory

Southern Revival

Mission RNs on vanguard of North Carolina organizing resurgence

No More Minnesota Nice

Twin Cities and Twin Ports RNs put hospitals on notice with massive strike

Campaign updates

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Covid-19 Resources

Nurses and other health care workers are on the front lines of the pandemic; their protection is of the utmost importance. View our resources on Covid-19 and protecting nurses and other health care workers and their patients.

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RN-to-Patient Staffing Ratios

Registered nurses across the United States understand the need to set a minimum number of nurses to safely care for a given number of patients, with adjustments to increase nurse staffing based on patient acuity.

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Workplace Violence Prevention

Violence against nurses and other health care workers in hospitals and other health care facilities is a growing epidemic across the United States. Learn more about NNU's national campaign to prevent workplace violence.