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Nurses Conference 2022

Hundreds of UFT-represented nurses gathered for discussions on the state of hospital care and updates on infectious diseases, as well as workshops covering key concerns, at the Federation of Nurses/UFT’s Professional Issues Conference on Nov. 18 in Shanker Hall at UFT headquarters in Manhattan.

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Anne Goldman, the UFT vice president for non-DOE members who also heads the Federation of Nurses/UFT, tells conference attendees that because of staff shortages, “We’re all challenged to do our best, but there are no excuses, either.”

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Nurses Conference 2022

Nurses from NYU Langone Hospital — Brooklyn were in the spotlight after grievances brought because of inadequate staffing produced a $138,000 award divided among 250 of them.

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Nurses Conference 2022

Keynote speaker Audrey Stevenson, a family nurse practitioner and public health expert based in Utah, offers updates on the coronavirus and monkeypox.

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Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s Kaiser Mojica asks Stevenson a question.

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Nurses recite a mantra meant to relax them during a workshop titled Compassion Fatigue and Burnout.

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Ali Khadivi, a professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, leads a workshop on Strategies for Working With Suicidal Patients.

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Nurses listen attentively during a workshop about the guidelines and care for sepsis, a condition resulting from the presence of harmful microorganisms in the blood or other tissues and the body’s response to them. In hospitals, 1 in 3 deaths is caused by sepsis, which is a challenge to treat.

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School Nurses Chapter Leader Cynthia Bennett (seated, left) with some of her members.

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Nurses Conference 2022

Anne Goldman, the UFT vice president for non-DOE members who also heads the Federation of Nurses/UFT, tells conference attendees that because of staff shortages, “We’re all challenged to do our best, but there are no excuses, either.”

Jonathan Fickies
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Nurses Conference 2022

Nurses from NYU Langone Hospital — Brooklyn were in the spotlight after grievances brought because of inadequate staffing produced a $138,000 award divided among 250 of them.

Jonathan Fickies
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Nurses Conference 2022

Keynote speaker Audrey Stevenson, a family nurse practitioner and public health expert based in Utah, offers updates on the coronavirus and monkeypox.

Jonathan Fickies
Image
Nurses Conference 2022

Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s Kaiser Mojica asks Stevenson a question.

Jonathan Fickies
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Nurses Conference 2022

Nurses recite a mantra meant to relax them during a workshop titled Compassion Fatigue and Burnout.

Jonathan Fickies
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Nurses Conference 2022

Ali Khadivi, a professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, leads a workshop on Strategies for Working With Suicidal Patients.

Jonathan Fickies
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Nurses Conference 2022

Nurses listen attentively during a workshop about the guidelines and care for sepsis, a condition resulting from the presence of harmful microorganisms in the blood or other tissues and the body’s response to them. In hospitals, 1 in 3 deaths is caused by sepsis, which is a challenge to treat.

Jonathan Fickies
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Nurses Conference 2022

School Nurses Chapter Leader Cynthia Bennett (seated, left) with some of her members.

Jonathan Fickies

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When I became a full-time teacher, my salary did not reflect my prior experience. The UFT helped me file a grievance...

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Leah Clinton
Teacher at PS 161 in Brooklyn
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I am so happy and relieved that UFT’s Student Debt Relief Program helped me get $62,865 in loans waived...

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3K and pre-K instructional coordinator in Brooklyn
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I had to be sure the classroom was safe. It was becoming a dangerous situation until the UFT stepped in...

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Tricia Donnelly
Pre-K teacher at PS/IS 127 in East Elmhurst, Queens
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