In this issue of Nursing Clinics of North America, guest editor and Director of the COVID-19 Operations Control Center at Penn State College of Nursing Dr. Kelly A. Wolgast brings her considerable expertise to the topic of COVID-19 and Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons Learned and Next Steps Nurses have had to adapt and innovate in the clinical, leadership, technology, research, and academic environments to withstand the impacts of COVID-19, all while innovating new strategies to ensure that quality patient care remains the priority. This issue reflects the work and outcomes that stemmed from necessity by nurses and other health care partners to respond to the needs of patients during this extraordinary and challenging time in history.
Contains 14 practice-oriented topics including reaching the public with vaccination; long-term care and pandemic lessons learned; diversity impacts of COVID-19; clinical nursing during a pandemic: lessons learned; technology in the clinical setting for nurses: what worked and didn’t work in the pandemic; and more.
Provides in-depth clinical reviews on COVID-19 and pandemic preparedness, offering actionable insights for clinical practice.
Presents the latest information on this timely, focused topic under the leadership of experienced editors in the field. Authors synthesize and distill the latest research and practice guidelines to create clinically significant, topic-based reviews.
Edited by Kelly A. Wolgast, DNP, RN, FACHE, FAAN, COL (R), US Army, Director, COVID-19 Operations Control Center (COCC), The Pennsylvania State University,Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing Associate Teaching Professor , Assistant Dean for Outreach and Professional Development