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    RN Disciplined While Waiting On Covid 19 Result

    I recieved notification of a pt I had cared for that had tested positive. The pt did not meet the covid 19 screening on the first visit, but did the next. So by exposure. They are not allowing all nurses to claim workmans comp. My situation does qualify. But yes, it would be hard to prove otherwise.
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    RN Disciplined While Waiting On Covid 19 Result

    I am currently still awaiting my results. Hoping to get them ASAP! I am schd to work in just a few hours. This is very painful for me to wait as a rule follower! Yes, this is applying to everyone! Not just me.
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    RN Disciplined While Waiting On Covid 19 Result

    Yes! So I am told to stay home, cant go to work by employee health. Made aware that if I am negative for Covid 19 the attendance policy will be remain.
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    RN Disciplined While Waiting On Covid 19 Result

    I have never had attendance issues or am I near any type of disciplinary track. I am just in disbelief that they are holding me awaiting my results against me. Unfortunately, I NEED to work. My family depends heavily on my income.
  5. I am an RN working full time in the ED. Every shift I am subjected to below par PPE standards. Asked to re-use N95 and surgical masks for multiple patients, covid or not. So it was not to my surprise when I got a call informing me a patient I had provided care for later had a positive covid 19 test. I was informed to contact our employee health if I developed symptoms. A few days later I had a cough, sore throat, HA, fatigue and sneezing. I contacted my employee health as instructed, a test was ordered, I was instructed to remain at home til I received my results. Unfortunately I am still waiting...... My issue with the situation is that my employer has already let me know the repercussions of a negative test, should that be my result. I will receive an occurrence for missing my shift while awaiting test results. (The quantine was orderd by employee health) I will have to use my accrued PTO to cover any hours missed while in quantine awaiting my test results. I will also have the weekend shifts I miss counted against me while in quantine awaiting results. Meaning I can have less weekend shifts off for the remainder of the year. As an employee I have always helped when it comes to providing for our adopted Christmas family or the food drives. As an ED nurse I am in the frontline of this pandemic, caring for those in need, risking my own health for lack of PPE. This has been extremely difficult for me to understand how the hospital I work for can treat me this way as I await my results. The community has been amazing and supportive of our ED staff. They have given snacks, meals, encouragement and thanks this entire time. However, the hospital I work for can't do the same. It is shameful to work for such an organization. Is this OK? Is this fair?
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