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registerednutrn, BSN, RN
Apr 16, 2020
We are union where I work so no on call and no low census so we have so many nurses right now that we are almost tripping over each other. So the other day for example lwe had 6 RNs 4 LVNs and 2 CNAs for 11 patients
Very very slow and (almost boring) at my hospital in SoCal... debating picking up a travel assignment in NYC to assist our peers who need it the most.
Edited Apr 16, 2020 by sam619
Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN
Specializes in OR, education.
Has 16 years experience.
We have 1 full COVID floor, one mostly filled COVID floor, a 75% filled ICU with 90% of those patients vented, and lately have been seeing 4-6 deaths per day. Elective surgeries are cancelled, so those working on non-COVID floors and periop areas are shadowing/training in ICU as predictions say we haven't even come close to the worst of it.
WOW!. Rose Queen, I’m sorry you guys are getting hit so hard. What state are you in?
12 hours ago, Nic2003 said:WOW!!. Rose Queen, I’m sorry you guys are getting hit so hard. What state are you in?
WOW!!. Rose Queen, I’m sorry you guys are getting hit so hard. What state are you in?
I'm about 100 miles from the hardest hit city in my state (mid-Atlantic).
Has 9 years experience.
Apr 17, 2020
I picked, "I'm not sure how my hospital is making money..we are so slow, nurses on call, etc" although we do have a few covid patients coming through, as well.
kbrn2002, ADN, RN
Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis.
Has 19 years experience.
Apr 18, 2020
I don't work in the hospital setting so I can only attest to what my nurse friends who do work in the local hospitals are saying.
There are five inpatient hospitals within a 30 mile radius here. Three small ones and then there are two major hospital/trauma centers. All are at lower than normal census. The two bigger hospitals are really feeling the hit as all elective procedures that normally are transferred to them have been cancelled. Units like IR and surgical services have minimal staff now that only emergent services are being performed. Units like med-surg and ortho have staff tripping over each other. Not sure about Intensive Care units as I don't know anybody working in those areas but I do know that ER visits are way down in numbers.
Fortunately I live in an area that hasn't seen any confirmed positive cases, at least not yet.
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