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  1. Minimal response here at my facility. According to Infection Control regular masks are enough. Plenty of folks test negative on the N95 - myself included - and there are NO Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) units in the facility. Regular flu sh...
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    Valley View Medical Center - Fort Mohave

    I believe their sign on bonuses have fallen dramatically to around $8-10K, same with Western Arizona up the road in Bullhead City. A new hospital opening in Kingman has drained some of the available nursing staff away from the area. You will find re...
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    Will you work during a Pandemic?

    Ludicrous in what way? You say that it is impossible yet which is historically valid, i.e. we have seen it before. The current pandemic is little akin to the historical pandemic of the late 19-teens, i.e. people are not dieing in droves and the ove...
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    What is your Nurse to Patient Ratio

    Officially 7:1 on nocs with an aid for every 11-18 (yes, they staff that tight) patients. Even the Charge may have 7:1, and I have seen 6:1 for 2 nurses with no aid or secretary. This is a CHS facility for anyone who cares. Ayrman
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    The strangest thing you've ever seen on an x-ray?

    Anti-aircraft shell, 37 mm IIRC. Live round, too. You can look it up on the net. The guy had been using it for years to alleviate a dangling hemmorhoid, when his dog ran in on him and caused him to fall on it. End of story the shell was removed and d...
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    Will you work during a Pandemic?

    Thanks for the article, Al. Interesting to know that our foreign counterparts have the same misgivings and problems that we contemplate here. Ayrman
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    Will you work during a Pandemic?

    Thanks for the article, Al. More food for thought, and it's not just here in the US that staffing may be a problem. Ayrman
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    Pandemic News/Awareness - Thread 3

    I heartily agree. Considering the time delay these days with regards confirmation kudos are indeed called for. The citation of the SARS incident is an excellent cae-in-point. Ayrman
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    Pandemic News/Awareness - Thread 3

    My attention is going to be focused on the 73 complainants rather than the hospitalized cases. Granted 13 possible infections is no small sum, especially given that they believe the 3 dead - who are in addition to the 13 - represents a VERY large clu...
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    Acuity-Based Staffing?

    How many hospitals use acuity-based staffing for their "general" floors such as medical-surgical, etc? I know that most states have mandated maximum patient to nurse ratios for ICU, CCU, etc, but how many have staffing ratios for other areas? And how...
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    Pandemic News/Awareness - Thread 3

    As you yourself said "I know nothing at all about medicine. Social science? Bring it on... In any event my first class starts in a month.. A & P. Time to get 1000 3 x 5's I guess." https://allnurses.com/forums/f224/if-i-can-t-handle-medical-am-i-...
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    Will you work during a Pandemic?

    Sure you could supply your own PPE but do you have any idea of the cost? I keep PPE here at the house equivalent to haz-mat Level B protection - strictly emergency get-outa-Dodge use because we are talking a cost of around $120/person for a max. 8 ho...
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    Will you work during a Pandemic?

    Flygirl, not questioning your veracity but this is news to me and I am certain others as well. In the past all I personally have seen were general reports of HCW's becoming infected, with no long-term reports such as this. Interesting news indeed. Ay...
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    Will you work during a Pandemic?

    Someone asked what I do with all the food, etc the lovely bride and I have stored when a few years passes and we haven't used all of it. No secret there, after a time we can do less grocery shopping and use what we have stored and bring the older sto...
  15. I only read those that others bought, I never purchased one myself. Thus, I am only semi-guilty as there never was a steady supply. Ayrman