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Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting of Nurse En Route to Work

Cops say Devaunte Lewis Hill, 21, shot Caitlyn Kaufman on the highway

(Newser) - Police in Tennessee have arrested a man following an investigation into the murder of ICU nurse Caitlyn Kaufman. Per the Tennessean , 21-year-old Devaunte Lewis Hill was taken into custody without incident by SWAT members at his home around 6:15am on Friday. He's been charged with criminal homicide, Metro...

She Avoided COVID for Months. A Generous Act Undid It All

NJ nurse's mother gave ride home to a friend with a cough

(Newser) - A New Jersey nurse who works in a nursing home and is "well versed in COVID-19 safety protocols" had managed to keep herself and her immediate family safe from the virus since the pandemic started earlier this year. That streak recently came to an end, however, after what NorthJersey....

Retired Nurse Who Returned to Teaching Dies From COVID

Iris Meda 'wanted to do something that would make a difference'

(Newser) - After decades as a nurse, 70-year-old Iris Meda had big plans when she retired in January this year, including traveling—and riding in a convertible with the top down for the first time. But after the pandemic hit, she decided to come out of retirement in August and teach future...

Wife of Top Military Officer Was the Hero on Veterans Day

Hollyanne Milley, wife of JCoS leader Mark Milley, saved veteran who collapsed at ceremony

(Newser) - As the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation's top military officer, Gen. Mark Milley is the one used to attracting attention at Veterans Day events. This year, however, his wife, Hollyanne, was the one who made headlines by saving a veteran's life during a...

Neonatal Nurse Accused in Multiple Murders

Britain's Lucy Letby also accused of killing 8 infants, attempting to kill 10 more

(Newser) - A 30-year-old British nurse appeared in court Thursday to face horrific charges: Lucy Letby is accused of murdering eight babies in her care and attempting to murder 10 more, reports the BBC . Letby worked at the Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester, England, where the deaths occurred in 2015 and...

Poll Finds Burnout Among France&#39;s Nurses
French Survey:
Nurses Are Wearing Out

French Survey: Nurses Are Wearing Out

Most say working conditions have worsened during the pandemic

(Newser) - A significant number of French nurses responding to a poll say they are tired and fed up, with 37% saying that the coronavirus pandemic is making them want to change jobs. The survey published Sunday comes as COVID-19 infection rates soar across the nation. Health authorities counted nearly 26,900...

NICU Staffers Stay Behind as Hurricane Laura Strikes

'I'm proud of them,' says doctor at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital

(Newser) - Nineteen babies already have a story to tell—and people to thank. Several NICU staffers stayed behind at a Louisiana hospital this week as Hurricane Laura ripped into the state, CNN reports. Amid howling winds and leaky windows, Dr. Juan Bossano and a group of 14 nurses, 3 respiratory therapists,...

An ICU Nurse Makes a Plea to Teachers
An ICU Nurse
Makes a Plea
to Teachers

An ICU Nurse Makes a Plea to Teachers

They must do their jobs, despite the risks, like doctors and nurses, writes Kristen McConnell

(Newser) - An essay in the Atlantic makes an argument that might not sit well with many of the nation's teachers: Kristen McConnell writes that they need to suck it up and do their jobs amid the pandemic. The twist is that McConnell is an ICU nurse in New York who...

She Rushed to Help a COVID-19 Patient. She Died 14 Days Later

Nurse's colleagues say LA hospital did not provide adequate protective gear

(Newser) - When a COVID-19 patient on her ward stopped breathing, nurse Celia Marcos rushed into his room to help the "code blue" patient without stopping to try to obtain a scarce N95 face mask. She died of the disease 14 days later in the hospital where she worked for more...

Police: Watch Out for These Women Dressed as Nurses

Porch pirates are apparently at work in Washington state

(Newser) - Police say women are dressing as nurses and stealing packages from residents' doorsteps in Washington state, CNN reports. Surveillance-video images of two suspects show them wearing scrubs, gloves, a lanyard, and an ID badge—but Kennewick police don't think for a second that either are really nurses. "The...

Dave Grohl Surprises, Serenades NY Nurse

TJ Riley treated to private concert, with help from Jimmy Kimmel

(Newser) - TJ Riley was among the first health workers to contract the coronavirus at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, where some 60% of nurses have now tested positive, per Rolling Stone . The emergency room nurse battled nausea, dizziness, and a fever that didn't break for 12 days. He's...

Fed-Up Nurses File Lawsuits, Will Head to White House
Fed-Up Nurses File Lawsuits,
Will Head to White House
the rundown

Fed-Up Nurses File Lawsuits, Will Head to White House

Names of dead health care workers will be read aloud at Tuesday protest

(Newser) - The largest union of nurses in the US will gather outside the White House on Tuesday to read aloud the names of colleagues who have died during the COVID-19 outbreak and to demand more money for better protective gear. National Nurses United wants Congress and President Trump to invoke emergency...

They'd Been Fighting. But a Stressful Shift Brought 'Love'

Photo of nurse couple shared around the world

(Newser) - Between surgeries one stressful morning, Ben Cayer and Mindy Brock—husband and wife, and fellow nurse anesthetists—peered through layers of protective gear and locked eyes. It was a lovers' gaze in the most unlikely situation. A co-worker was there to snap a picture. Now the image, shared on social...

Tip on Corpse in Nursing Home Shed Leads to 17 Bodies

New Jersey facility was simply 'overwhelmed' by people dying, local police chief says

(Newser) - A gruesome discovery was made Monday at one of New Jersey's largest licensed nursing homes, after a tip came in to police that a body was being stored in a shed. When Andover cops showed up at Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center I and II, there was no body...

They're Fighting the Virus. Now, Their Own Google Doodles

For 2 weeks, search giant is paying tribute to those on the front lines of fighting COVID-19

(Newser) - Do a Google search today and you'll notice a new Google Doodle —a temporary redo of the company's logo, often used to mark holidays or commemorate important people and events—dedicated to a group that CNET calls "largely unsung heroes" in the coronavirus pandemic. Hover with...

An 'Upsetting' Virus Sacrifice: Doctors, Nurses Leave Loved Ones

Health care workers self-isolate away from their families so they don't infect them

(Newser) - Lisa Neuburger, a 37-year-old nurse in Minnesota, recently had a hospital scare that led her to believe she may have been exposed to the coronavirus. And so, to protect her family, Neuburger moved from her parents' home, where she'd been living with her 11-year-old son, and into a camper....

Health Care Workers Are ... Getting Laid Off?

America's for-profit medical system puts needed workers on the sidelines

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of medical workers across the US are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor's offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is churning, the AP reports. Even as hospitals scrounge...

Document Lets Nurses Share COVID-19 Tales Anonymously

Nurses detail fears, 'unacceptable' supply shortages in online document

(Newser) - US hospitals battling the coronavirus pandemic have become "war zones," according to a private online document used by more than 1,200 health care workers. New Jersey nurse Sonja Schwartzbach created the Google document a week ago as a place for health care workers to detail working conditions,...

Rare Blood Infections Traced to Nurse's Alleged Opioid Theft

Kelsey Mulvey accused of swapping cancer patients' medication with tap water

(Newser) - A nurse in New York allegedly stole injectable opioids for her own use, then refilled hospital syringes with tap water in a move that caused rare infections in cancer patients, according to a new report. The report published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine notes six cancer patients...

Nurses in Neonatal Unit Have Their Own Baby Boom

36 co-workers are giving birth this year

(Newser) - Nurses who spend their working hours caring for newborns at a Kansas City hospital, one nurse said, "do it because we love the babies." That's especially fortunate, because just this year, 36 of the nurses are themselves giving birth. The baby boom at Children's Mercy's...

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