Today, we sit down with three nurses to talk about the challenges and joys of nursing. The World Health Organization designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse & Midwife. Then COVID-19 changed everything.
"Nurses bring science to the bedside." It's an elegant and succinct way to think about the key role nursing plays in healthcare.
In a year that had been set aside to honor nurses, the coronavirus pandemic hit. Many nurses found themselves working under extraordinary circumstances and in situations that none had experienced before. "We were building the plane as we were flying it," we are told on today's program.
Sylvain Trepanier, DNP, RN, CENP, FAONL, FAAN
Chief Nursing Officer, Providence
Sarah Thompson, BSN, RNC
NICU Providence Portland Medical Center
Bennett Pendleton, BSN, RN, CEN
PACU Providence Portland Medical Center