The Gift of Saying Goodbye
One of the most heartbreaking aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has prevented hospitalized patients from having visitors, leaving patients to die alone and depriving families of a chance to say goodbye to their loved ones. But the nurses and clinical staff on EP9-5, the infectious disease unit at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), have made it possible for many patients and families to actually have that final goodbye.
Clinical Research Forum Chooses Carpenter's Work as One of the Year's Top Ten Research Achievements
The Clinical Research Forum has presented its 2019 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards, which include work by Thomas O. Carpenter, MD, professor of pediatrics (endocrinology) and of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, and clinical professor of nursing.
Power structures in medicine
If you feared that colleagues at Guantanamo Bay might use your psychiatric care notes against your inmate patients, what would you do? After a natural disaster ravaged your hospital’s resources and you overheard colleagues deciding who should live or die, would you speak up?
Rx opioid poisonings nearly double among toddlers, teens
Thousands of children are hospitalized annually for prescription opioid poisonings, and in recent years, hospitalization rates have nearly doubled among children of all ages, according to a new Yale study that shows toddlers and older teens are particularly at risk.
Baby Doe, A Political History of Tragedy
Minding the Baby® (MTB)–a home visiting intervention for first-time young families run by the Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Nursing, and Fair Haven Community Health Center–was recognized in a recent New Yorker article on the political forces surrounding services for children and families. "Our goal is to help new parents develop the capacity to understand and respond to their children's needs and emotions," noted MTB Co-Director Lois Sadler, Professor at the Yale School of Nursing. Beginning in pregnancy, a nurse practitioner and clinical social worker work intensively with young parents through their child’s second birthday. "MTB participants are primarily very young parents who, for a variety of reasons, may not be able to take advantage of other parent support programs in the schools or community. That is why we bring these services to them in their homes." In addition to on-going work with Connecticut families, the intervention is being replicated in the UK and Florida.Source: The New Yorker
Rheumatology Nursing Education Improves Patient Care
Jacinta Renaldi, MSN, APRN, leads an in-service educational program for nursing staff in the Yale Medicine rheumatology clinics. The program aims to streamline clinical workflows and empower nurses through education, and is a unique partnership between Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital.
Smilow Celebrates Oncology Nursing Month
We kicked off the month of May with Smilow’s annual celebration of Oncology Nursing Month on Wednesday, May 3, and our presentation of awards. Thank you to our entire team of dedicated nurses for their commitment to our patients and families, cancer treatment and care, and one another.
Brianna Lutz on How to Improve Nurse Responsiveness on an Inpatient Oncology Unit
Brianna Lutz, MSN, RN, OCN, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, discusses a flowchart built within EPIC that allows nurses on an oncology unit to view the workflow across the unit and better identify which patients require attention via targeted rounding.Source: Oncology Nursing News
Yale School of Nursing Launches COVID-19 Toolkit Website
Over the past two months, Yale School of Nursing (YSN) has been working to identify resources to support providers in lower-resourced settings during the global COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The result of those efforts is the COVID-19 Nursing Toolkit.Source: Yale School of Nursing
Opinion: We Will Need Nurses to Get Us Through COVID-19 — and the Next Pandemic
As the largest and most trusted group of health workers, nurses are on the front lines of the battle against this global crisis. Often, these efforts come at a cost to the nurses’ own health and well-being.Source: Hartford Courant
Dean Kurth’s Message on COVID-19
As humans and health professionals, we are in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, which is unfolding by the minute. I write to share with you the equally unprecedented efforts that our leadership, faculty, students, alumni, and staff have taken on to minimize the impact of this virus to the greatest degree possible. We are all working tirelessly to keep our entire community safe—and by community, I mean not only YSN and all of our affiliates, but the entire region that we here at YSN call home and especially all of our neighbors who are at greatest risk of severe illness.Source: Yale School of Nursing
School of Nursing Lecture Presentation on Feb. 12: "Women, HIV, and Opiate Use Disorder: Bringing Healing to the Center of Care: An Integrated Trauma-informed Behavioral Health Approach"
This lecture, by Rosalind de Lisser, MS, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, will be presented at Yale School of Nursing, 400 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT, and made available by Livestream.
Innovative Interprofessional Education for all Yale Medical, Physician Associate, and Nursing Students
For the past three years, every first-year MD, Physician Associate (PA), and Graduate Entry Pre-specialty in Nursing (GEPN) student has participated in the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) course. ILCE occurs each year over 16 weeks from September through April.