#49 The COVID-19 Pandemic in New York City: A Nurse Leader’s Personal and Professional Experience and Perspective with Dr. Vicky Tiase
All eyes of the nation have been focused on New York during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During this episode Dr. Vicky Tiase shares with us what it has been like to be a leader in one of the major NYC hospitals during the pandemic.
Dr. Tiase shares her extreme gratitude for the support from nurses across the country who came to New York to help.
We learn about the initial days of the pandemic and how overwhelming it felt, how hard it was to ramp up quickly and how the leadership teams worked diligently to keep staff informed and supported.
Dr. Tiase also shares the lessons learned regarding communication and information sharing, converting an entire hospital into an ICU, and what it takes to prepare and support staff.
As difficult as it has been there are many opportunities emerging from the pandemic and Dr. Tiase shares some opportunities she has identified within the context of the field of nursing informatics.
Nationally leaders are voicing concern about the mental health of the frontline workers. During the episode we discuss the importance of checking in with people, using open ended questions to invite individuals to share how they are really feeling and how “toughing it out” is only going to take someone so far.
This is an inspiring and informative interview we know you will enjoy!
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