Without a Nurse, a Hospital Bed Is Just a Bed

It is essential for both the media and administrators to recognize the contribution of nursing to the care of COVID-19 patients and differentiate between physical and human resources through appropriate language.

When expert nursing care is taken for granted and not actually available, patient care, safety and outcomes suffer.

Concerned Nurses Ask: Are We Heroes or Expendable?

Countless stories have applauded nurses, and all frontline workers, as heroes during the pandemic. Yet, actions to protect nurses—so they can safely do their jobs—are lacking by the public and places where nurses work.

“Nurses are not superheroes and cannot actually do it all, nor should they. We have asked, and now we are begging for help from the public and policy makers. We’ve been sounding the alarm and some places are starting to listen. When will everyone else?”