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MeganMN

MeganMN

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MeganMN has 15 years experience and specializes in Emergency Room.

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  1. MeganMN

    Take the Time to Watch!!

    Except he talks quite a bit about a treatment plan that they have used quite effectively at his health system in Texas.
  2. MeganMN

    Take the Time to Watch!!

    This IS a really long video, but captivated me nonetheless. Would love to hear responses from both sides of the aisle in regards to Covid treatment, politics of Covid, and Covid vaccine. take the time to watch the video first though!!
  3. MeganMN

    Gross Me Out 🤮 Contest | Nurses Week

    It definitely works, but good God, CHANGE THE TIP AFTERWARDS! Poor fella.
  4. We had a patient in ICU 2, and at the time, we had a no visitor policy regardless of Covid status. The patient in ICU said his wife wanted to visit at the window. Later, I went into ICU 1 to see my other patient, and she had some dementia. She was mumbling about people being at the window and I just patted her hand and tried to re-orient her to where she was, etc. When I went back in to see my patient in ICU 2, he was laughing and laughing. He said that his wife came to the window and decided to flash him quick as a joke. As it turns out, she was at the wrong window and flashed my poor little lady with dementia instead. I still laugh to this day every time I look out the window in ICU 1.
  5. Hahaha-We got a rock one year. It's in the garden......... It was a very odd gift, I agree.
  6. MeganMN

    Infection after Vaccination?

    @GrumpyRN it is not something that I am finding, it is something that I am experiencing first hand at my hospital. I just wondered if others were seeing I as well.
  7. MeganMN

    Does the shot mess with your DNA?

    Agreed. Thankfully, I do not have to make that decision. If I do visit with family I will drive and not stop anywhere unless absolutely necessary. I know my decision affects those around me. I am trying to be aware, respectful, and mindful.
  8. MeganMN

    Does the shot mess with your DNA?

    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/02/10/965940914/covid-19-vaccines-could-add-fuel-to-evolution-of-more-coronavirus-mutations
  9. MeganMN

    Does the shot mess with your DNA?

    None. I live in the country, wear my masks when I go out, homeschool my kids, and pick up my groceries. My circle of influence is small. The people I spend time around have either had the infection or have a small circle as well. My infection control nurse at my hospital states that if I wear a mask and eye protection , even in a room with a covid patient, my risk is minimal, which would also be true if I were out in public wearing a mask as an unvaccinated person. Please don't play the guilt card with me. Just because I am a skeptic does not mean I am careless or unaware of my surroundings or influence.
  10. MeganMN

    Does the shot mess with your DNA?

    @Orca thanks!
  11. MeganMN

    Infection after Vaccination?

    We have been admitting a large amount of people who have become infected after their first round of vaccine, before they get their second. Are any others out there seeing this? Do you think it is because they are dropping their guard too soon? Is there any evidence that they are sicker as a result? Or less sick? Let me know your experience!
  12. MeganMN

    Does the shot mess with your DNA?

    @mdcp thank you for that. There are also several studies ongoing regarding things to prevent severe infection/symptoms. Quercetin is one that I have been following.
  13. MeganMN

    Does the shot mess with your DNA?

    I do not think that is accurate. Obviously the world is in turmoil due to this virus and many people are dying or having long term complications. I am just not sure that the vaccine is the answer. I admit, I do not know what the answer is, and I am not going to say that a vaccine will not be helpful. I question the MRNA vaccine. Many people do. And I have concern about a vaccine for a coronavirus based on past attempts and the nature of the virus. I think that a more frightening mutation may occur that will do much more harm than the original, and the vaccine makes this more likely. But, I very well may be wrong, and if the time comes, I will admit my wrong and try to move forward.
  14. MeganMN

    Does the shot mess with your DNA?

    I have heard the claim that the PCR at high amplification may also produce a positive result when fragments of the virus are left over, after initial infection. Not sure if this is verified or not, but I have seen this in the hospital when someone tests positive for a month or more after infection, and possibly even after a 'common' coronavirus (cold). As for the rest, time will tell. Those of us that are skeptical may be entirely wrong, partly wrong, or right, same as for the other side of the table. In regards to the poster who asked me to be respectful of science as well as my patients, I will say that I AM respectful of science. I am respectful of the fact that some of science is theory, not absolute. I remain skeptical of certain aspects of this pandemic. Some, not all. There are many out there who would attack me in kind for not believing in evolution, but believing in creation. Evolution is also science. All of us cherry pick to some extent, don't we?
  15. MeganMN

    Does the shot mess with your DNA?

    I feel the same. I will agree to disagree. And yes, I keep my opinions to myself at work, and try to educate my patients and be respectful of their values and beliefs system. I should probably keep my opinions to myself here as well. It isn't productive.
  16. MeganMN

    Can They See it in my Eyes?

    I felt sad today. We are having our second (or maybe third?) Wave in our hospital of Covid patients. I used to spend more time in the room with them, talking, laughing, trying to encourage them. Today I felt myself wondering when or if myself or a co-worker would have to sit with them as they decide to switch to comfort cares, or sit with them when they die. Can they see it in my eyes? I see their fear, and I hope that they don't see mine. Is anyone else struggling with all this?