The coronavirus, first identified in 1965, has been called novel on other occasions. SARS in 2003. MERS in 2012. The latest novel coronavirus presented and resulted in a pandemic. This virus is known as COVID — 19.

In December 2019, the virus originated. Reports inform transmission occurs in droplets that propel in the air during coughing and sneezing. The virus known as COVID — 19 has an incubation period of 5–7 days with a range of 2–14 days. Researchers are working to discover the treatment for COVID — 19.

COVID — 19 believed to be a causative factor related to a respiratory infection that can lead to pneumonia. Pneumonia can further complicate the ability to breathe and lead to respiratory failure that has the potential to cause death. …


The World Health Organization (WHO) has deemed 2020 the year of the nurse, which kicks off a world-wide celebration of “the lady with the lamp” on what would be her bicentennial birthday, and the world is suffering from a pandemic. Will nurses be expected on the frontline of caring during the Coronavirus — 19 scare? The healthcare system will take a surge in increased admissions into a system where nurses are functioning under tremendous stress. Florence Nightingale left survival lessons.

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We now see regulations requiring quarantines, the suspension of events, and travel restrictions in an attempt to safeguard the population. As generations of caregivers ban together in the unknown. How do baby boomers prepare for the unforeseen? …

Celebrating twenty-five years as a professional nurse, Donna now adds a writer, published, politically active nurse to her accolades.

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