In Face Of Coronavirus, Many Hospitals Cancel On-Site Training For Nursing And Med StudentsMarch 23, 2020 |
by Barbara Feder Ostrov
Yet another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic may be the clinical training that’s so essential for America’s future nurses and doctors.
As university campuses close and disease prevention efforts intensify, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care venues in California and nationally are canceling clinical rotations for student nurses — and, in some cases, medical students. The rationale is to protect both students and patients from getting sick and to reserve personal protective equipment, including masks, that may be in short supply.