Reflections on nursing ingenuity during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jamison C. Newby, Madison C. Mabry, Byron A. Carlisle, Dai Wai M. Olson, Blair E. Lane

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INTRODUCTION: This reflections article provides insight toward nursing innovations to reduce the overuse of personal protective equipment while maintaining a safe environment for staff taking care of COVID-19 patients. The secondary aim of this article to capitalize on recent advances in mass electronic communication through social media to encourage nurses across the globe to share their knowledge and expertise during this pandemic. INNOVATIONS: The many innovations that have been implemented fall into 3 categories of reducing unnecessary use of personal protective equipment, promoting staff safety and readiness, and reducing foot traffic. SUMMARY: These strategies are being shared to promote dissemination of innovative nursing interventions that will save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E13-E16
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Nursing
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020


  • COVID-19
  • PPE
  • coronavirus
  • critical care
  • innovation
  • intensive care
  • knowledge dissemination
  • nursing
  • pandemic
  • personal protective equipment
  • preparedness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medical–Surgical


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