Tuesday, March 17

The Year of the Nurse: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

As nurses celebrate a pioneer in the industry, the world is threatened with a crisis that would have professional nurses recall the framework of Florence Nightingale. Healthy People 2020 reports, "Global health plays an increasingly crucial role in both global security and the security of the U.S. population."

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
We know the part that frequent handwashing plays on decreasing infection. In the case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the World Health Organization (WHO) includes respiratory hygiene. as a mechanism to safeguard health.  WHO recommends, "covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze."

For travelers' information, the CDC confirms "cases associated with travel and person-to-person." Symptoms are fever, cough, or having difficulty breathing.   If you are experiencing these symptoms and suspect you may have come in contact with the virus the CDC recommendations include "seek health advice by telephone from a healthcare provider or local health department to determine whether a medical evaluation is needed. "

As WHO announces 2020, "The Year of the Nurse," the CDC releases a statement, "Public health and healthcare systems may become overloaded, with elevated rates of hospitalizations and deaths." D. Michele Jackson's blog tour considers the framework of Florence Nightingale as she advocates for wellness by "manipulating the client's environment."

Please keep up with the rapidly moving live updates on the Coronavirus disease


How very little can be done under the spirit of fear. — Florence Nightingale

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Before preparing or eating food it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety. Throughout the day wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, or going to the bathroom.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient, refrigerated, or frozen temperatures.
Learn what is known about the spread of COVID-19.

About the Author
Celebrating twenty-five years as a professional nurse and author of Amazing Grace: A Tribute to You, The Story of Us. Having studied Sociology at the historically Black college: Tuskegee University and graduating from Charter Oak State College with honors, it is as a Columbus State Community College graduate registered nurse opportunity lends itself.

As a novice legal nurse consultant, Donna represented herself pro se. The experience allowed the drafting of legal documents during historical time. It afforded her a voice advocating for health as she submitted arguments to the United States Supreme Court and Congress supporting amending the Nineteenth Amendment. "Thy word is a light unto my path."

D. Michele Jackson shares her experience in a novel based on a true story, Joy: Jesus on You. (ISBN: 978-0-9796998-7-0). Follow her online tour at: https://www.smore.com/y0bp7

For more information on D. Michele Jackson:  www.dmichelejackson.com
To receive a review copy of Joy: Jesus on You or to set-up an interview: pr@dmichelejackson.com

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