Homelessness, challenging in the best of times, is exacerbated during a global pandemic. Frontline caregivers at Cleveland Clinic main campus handed out backpacks with essential items to help temporarily ease the burden.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, ambulatory care management nurses at Cleveland Clinic have used telehealth to monitor COVID-positive patients at home, manage patients with chronic conditions and more.
Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, Cleveland Clinic nurses jumped into action by cross-training to aid in critical care settings, traveling to hard-hit areas to lend a hand and helping set up a surge hospital on main campus.
Nurses can make a difference beyond the bedside by getting informed and taking a stand on issues that matter to them. A CNS from Cleveland Clinic offers five tips for becoming a nurse activist.
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ICU nurses from Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital have organized a Relay for Life team that does more than walk. From a catered dinner to a 5K race, the team spearheads events to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Learning bleeding control techniques is just as valuable as learning CPR. Nurses at Medina Hospital use the “Stop the Bleed” national campaign to teach life-saving skills to the local community.
Cleveland Clinic nurses hold an annual drive to make and collect blankets for a local homeless shelter. They provide more than warm blankets: Tucked inside each one is information on free health screenings.