Nurses are on the frontlines when it comes to managing infectious disease in the hospital, and COVID-19 is currently a big concern. Patricia Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, has a message for them.
Davidson: The important message for nurses is to avoid workarounds and to be adequately staffed so that you are not taking risks. :09
Davidson says federal responses are also in need of shoring up.
Davidson: This is a time for reflection and calibration and recognition that this is not the first and it’s not going to be the last. There has been a disinvestment if that’s a word in many of our preparatory services. We need much more investment in the CDC and in other infection control areas. :23
Davidson believes that the resources to manage COVID-19 are at hand for developed countries. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.