Beth Wathen, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) President and frontline nurse at Children’s Hospital Colorado discusses AACN and what they are doing to make sure nurses’ voices are heard. She talks about a recent survey on the Delta variant’s impact on frontline nurses, and with ERs and ICUs flooded with COVID patients, how it impacts the rest of us. She shares the truth about life and death of the unvaccinated in ICUs and how both the unvaccinated and vaccinated people can help support nurses.
Beth Wathen is the president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and a clinical practice specialist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Beth has led numerous research and quality improvement initiatives focused on improving outcomes and reducing preventable harm in critically ill pediatric patients. She has lectured nationally and authored numerous publications in the areas of pediatric trauma, resuscitation, sepsis prevention and quality improvement.