Still reeling from the impact of COVID-19 and with flu season underway, hospitals across the United States now face a third threat: an unprecedented surge in respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. With nearly 75% of the country’s estimated 40,000 pediatric beds filled with patients, Katherine Prihoda, a pediatric nurse practitioner and clinical associate professor at the School of Nursing–Camden, said the current RSV season is slated to be one of the worst on record.
“As an advanced practice nurse in pediatrics, I have seen many patients with RSV over the past few weeks. Some patients had to be admitted to the local hospital for IV therapy, respiratory support, and careful monitoring. What is concerning is that we still have five months left of RSV season.” To read the full story.