National Nurses United

National Nurse magazine January-February-March 2022

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4 News Briefs Colorado RNs vote to form state's first private- sector union for NNU 5 | HCA's Mission Hospital penalized nearly $30,000; Michigan Nurses Association designs new implicit bias training 6 | Nurses continue fight for OSHA permanent standard on Covid 7 | Seton nurses hold one-day strike; Sparrow Home Care workers unionize 8 | Nurses picket 15 Sutter facilities 9 | Pandemic is fueling Minnesota RNs' ongoing fight for safe staffing 10 | Alhambra nurses ratify new contract; Orange County charge RNs approve contract; King City RNs ratify new contract; Oceanside nurses approve new contract; Glendale nurses ratify agreement; Maine ER nurses hold speak-out; VA nurses in Florida and Illinois hold actions 11 New Normal Nurses know that any return to previous routines must incorporate multiple measures of infection control. By Bonnie Castillo, RN 12 Don't try this at home The national hospital industry is peddling programs to treat acute-care patients at home, instead of in the hospital where they belong. By Rachel Berger and Lucia Hwang 16 We're not gonna take it RNs hold national day of action to protest short staffing crisis, no permanent OSHA standard on Covid. 18 Homecoming RNs organize to save and reclaim Watsonville hospital for the local community. By Lucy Diavolo Contents ON THE COVER: RNs at UC Davis Medical Cen- ter in Sacramento, Calif. joined hundreds of their NNU nurse colleagues during a Jan. 13 National Day of Action to demand safe staffing. 12 16 6 J A N U A R Y | F E B R U A R Y | M A R C H 2 0 2 2 W W W . N A T I O N A L N U R S E S U N I T E D . O R G N A T I O N A L N U R S E 3

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