On May 8 2020, Susan Michaels-Strasser, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, ICAP’s senior director of human resources for health (HRH) development, gave a presentation on the important role HIV nurses can play during public health emergencies. She shared anecdotes from her time working as a nurse on the front lines of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa as well as her advocacy work today for nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Many nurses around the world don’t have the environmental or administrative controls to keep themselves safe and their patients safe. Now is the time to speak up as nurses, to speak truth to power, to ensure that we have important training in personal protection measures…There is no vaccine for COVID-19 yet, but until that time, we must safeguard our health workers.”
View the recorded presentation here (registration required)
Read the latest ICAP updates on COVID-19 here