About Casey Cummins

Casey Cummins, MSN, APRN, NP-C is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who currently serves as the Chief Nurse Consultant for the Immunizations Division at the Indiana Department of Health. She is part of the ISDH COVID-19 Outbreak Response Team, and has assisted with coordinating testing efforts state-wide during the pandemic. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their children, being outdoors, gardening, and traveling whenever possible.

In this issue: Effects of COVID-19 on mental health, False Positive rates in testing, Using ultrasound to diagnose DVT in COVID patients, and COVID-19 affects on health disparities Effects of quarantine on mental health of populations affected by COVID-19 Lately, Read More
Resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases, or VPD’s, has led the World Health Organization to declare vaccine hesitancy as one of the top ten threats to global health. The resurgence of VPD’s in recent times may be directly linked to the rapid Read More
As we begin to move toward a new normal while still in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, we are faced with the question of how to protect ourselves from an initial infection, and a possible reinfection of the virus Read More
This article features both a meta-analysis and systematic review on the clinical features of pediatric inpatients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. The authors searched reputable libraries for observational studies and case series to identify clinical features and details on pediatric patients who Read More

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