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Exhausted ICU Staffers Expect to Be ‘Slammed’ With New COVID-19 Patients After Lockdown Ends
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Exhausted ICU Staffers Expect to Be ‘Slammed’ With New COVID-19 Patients After Lockdown Ends

New York, NY – A critical care nurse at Stony Brook University Hospital in Suffolk County says that she and her exhausted colleagues expect to be “slammed” with new COVID-19 patients immediately after the state begins to reemerge from lockdown in May or June.  PEF member Amy Pacholk, 41, closes her eyes and can’t help…

Victory! NY Nurses Win Minimum Staffing Ratios
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Victory! NY Nurses Win Minimum Staffing Ratios

NEW YORK, N.Y.—In a deal one union official called “historic,” the New York State Nurses Association announced a tentative contract agreement April 9 with three leading hospital systems that will set minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. If ratified, the four-year contract with the Mount Sinai, Montefiore, and New York Presbyterian hospital systems will lead to the hiring…