ReflectiveRN

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  1. To be a coward, or to be a fool?

    All of this makes me sick inside. I am staying in place so I do not have to refuse an unsafe assignment without proper PPE because ALL patients are possibly potential COVID-19 patients...just not tested yet and possibly asymptomatic. I think most RNs...
  2. Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    I worry about all the nurses who feel like they have no way out and have to accept unsafe working conditions without proper PPE given the amount of "untested" potentials... I hope we don't lose too many. Praying for them and hoping that if they feel ...
  3. Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    since community spread has happened all across the US, and testing has been slow to get to hospitals and states... It is clear, any RN providing "any" patient care should have at least an N95 mask. Surgical masks are not protective enough, and still ...
  4. I'm taking risks stating what I feel is crucially important for the nursing profession. I am just one nurse and cannot speak for all and am just trying to use logic as I navigate what is going on right now with our profession. I pray we do not lose our valuable RNs across the country because of what is happening.

  5. Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    OSBN the evidence-based practice tells us to don the proper PPE, and with what was learned from other viruses such as EBOLA, not wearing the proper PPE is unacceptable. Take away a license? You will be held liable for your unsavory, unethical managem...
  6. Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    Maybe they need to create a new job description - Pandemic RN willing to work without the proper safety equipment with high risk of contracting virus, 200 dollars an hour sounds about right - even then, I would not show up for my shift or sign up for...
  7. Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    Any RN's that actually accept that it is OK to work without proper protective equipment are not thinking wisely. Healthcare workers have died from the virus. Don't be one of them and if you do not get the right high level PAPRs, you have every right ...
  8. To continue or to quit..

    family over professional commitment, stay there with her
  9. Proper PPE

    When there are so many unknowns and something does not feel right, follow your Nursing instinct. Protect your babies.
  10. Proper PPE

    Don't put yourself at risk if you don't feel safe. As a nursing professional you have a right to work in a safe environment. With so many "unknowns" about this virus I would say protect yourself and family first...if the hospital cannot provide it, I...
  11. Unreasonable Risks are not part of the job

    Read, Reflect, Assess https://www.nursingworld.org/~4ade15/globalassets/docs/ana/ascec_whitepaper031008final.pdf Adapting Standards of Care Under Extreme Conditions American Nursing Association, 2008 https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/nurs...
  12. Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    Use your professional assessment/reflection model here... it makes zero sense to do that, since you could spread the virus to others. No protection, No care. I see no way that legally they could take away licenses for that. They are using pressure to...
  13. Logical Choices

    Do you think all the firefighter would run into the overwhelming uncontrolled fire....knowing based on the information and facts in front of them that they likely would be at high risk for injury? Review the facts of the situation our country is faci...