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Nurses are high-level targets for cybersecurity scams, including spear phishing, impersonations, malware and ransomware attacks. Scammers target the nurses and health care officials because of the highly-sensitive information that is communicated.
Now more than ever is the time to reflect on nursing’s role in addressing the issues heightened by COVID-19 and to inform a progressive path forward where nurses are well-positioned and prepared to meet the evolving needs of our patients, communities and health care system.
The proliferation of new bedside medical devices and other system and technologies, including EHRs, smartphones, secure texting apps and more, has added new demands on nurses in the hospital. That demand has only intensified since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.