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New Carolyn Jones Emergency Nurse Documentary

Posted by Erica Bettencourt

Fri, Aug 07, 2020 @ 02:03 PM

incaseofemergencyFilmmaker, Carolyn Jones released The American Nurse in 2012, Defining Hope in 2017, and now In Case of Emergency: Without You, We Don’t Stand A Chance.

Jones teamed up with the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) to create a documentary that celebrates emergency Nurses and the impact they have on patients across the country.

ENA President Patricia Kunz Howard said"Emergency Nurses do amazing things every single day. They put their patients first without any thought of reward or recognition. With Carolyn's unique style and approach to storytelling, this documentary will pay a proper tribute to that selflessness by showing the world the complicated, yet rewarding, work that defines emergency Nursing and the people who are committed to care."

“When COVID hit, we realized that it is all nurses that we can’t live without,” said Jones. “The role you play is really critical for us in finding our way to a better way of living. I applaud each and every one of you.”

In another interview discussing her new project, Carolyn said, "I want Nurses to feel elevated and come out of this idea that no one else wants to know what they are doing. The public will never understand it until Nurses tell them what goes on. I hope that some Nurses will rise to the surface and find their voices. They are the best story tellers I’ve ever encountered. That’s what I love about interviewing Nurses – boom, the story is right there.”

In celebration of Emergency Nurses Week, the film will be premiered virtually on October 14, 2020. 

TRAILER In Case of Emergency: Without You, We Don’t Stand A Chance 

 

Topics: ER nurse, Carolyn Jones, emergency nursing, COVID-19 study, emergency nurses, nurse documentary

Nurses Invitation to Participate in National COVID-19 CHAMPS Study of Frontline Workers

Posted by Villanova University

Thu, Jul 23, 2020 @ 11:43 AM

CHAMPSThe M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN) at Villanova University invites nurses to participate in CHAMPS, the Caring About Health for All Study villanova.edu/CHAMPS. CHAMPS is one of a few national studies designed to understand the immediate and long-term effects of caring for COVID-19 patients on the health, lives and careers of all frontline workers, including nurses. We seek colleagues across the spectrum of nursing who share our concerns for frontline workers to join us in participating in CHAMPS to better understand and meet their emergent health needs.

The FCN launched CHAMPS in mid-May 2020, recognizing the importance of seizing the moment to understand how the pandemic has impacted the physical, social and behavioral health of those caring for COVID-19 patients. The initial study survey takes less than 20 minutes to complete. This study will enable the government, healthcare providers, insurance companies, and other stakeholders to understand the broader impact of COVID-19 on frontline workers. Ultimately, CHAMPS will inform public health strategies designed to mitigate these effects during future health emergencies.

The study will include data obtained through surveys and optional in-person interviews and will capture immediate and long-term impacts on frontline workers. Participants will be recruited throughout the United States and its territories with outcomes followed longitudinally (for those who choose to enlist in the longitudinal phase) through a registry.

The FCN seeks your help to:

Disseminate the online survey link among nurses who provided care to patients with COVID-19 and encourage their participation.

TO PARTICIPATE, go to villanova.edu/CHAMPS and click Enter Study.

The FCN believes that our country has an obligation to frontline workers to learn about the effects that their sacrifices have had on their lives. This will enable us to best support and plan for future health emergencies. Thank you for your consideration of this request.

CHAMPS Principal Investigators:

Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor
Peter Kaufmann, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
Janell L. Mensinger, PhD, FAED, Associate Research Professor and Biostatistician

For more information about CHAMPS, please contact Dr. Havens at donna.havens@villanova.edu .

Topics: CHAMPS, Villanova University, Caring About Health for All Study, frontline workers, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, COVID-19 study

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