As soon as the Omicron surge of winter 2021-22 began to wane, public health officials, under political pressure, once again declared the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, insisting on the urgency to go “back to normal,” and abandoning critical mitigation measures. This CE class will provide a historical analysis of labeling a disease endemic and how it undergirds government and employer inaction. After tracing this history, the class will discuss the ways in which we can reimagine a “new normal” through the care work of nurses as well as public health and workplace measures to combat the pandemic
Objectives: After this class, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the racial and colonial underpinnings of endemicity.
- Describe the implications of labeling a disease endemic on public health and identify long-term solutions to protect the health and safety of nurses, patients, and the public.
Instructors: Rocelyn de Leon-Minch and Patricia Gonzalez, RN
This will be a 2-hour online class via Zoom for 2 hours of continuing education credits.
After registering, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom class via email. It is important that you respond to the invitation and register for the Zoom class prior to the day of the class.
CE courses are free to National Nurses United members. Classes are only offered to direct-care and staff RNs.
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