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SummitRN BSN, RN

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SummitRN has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU + Infection Prevention.

I love learning. I love caring for patients. I love medicine.

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  1. SummitRN

    Advocating for Nurses: Allow Nurses to Use Their Own PPE

    Anyone ordering you to take a contaminated iso gown off over your head should be slapped in the face with a covid contaminated glove. That's the height of idiocy. There are better ways.
  2. SummitRN

    PPE observers?

    We are using observers. Just contact or just airborne, it's not to hard to get it exactly right every time. Contact+Airborne+Eyepro the opportunity to self-contaminate during doffing goes up exponentially. You need to get it right every time. We know there are about 2000 sick healthcare workers in Italy. One of my colleagues is vented right now after a work exposure. You need to get it right every time. The studies show that perfect adherence means no acquired infections from work. You need to get it right every time. Take it seriously and hone your technique. In a little while there will not be the luxury of observers.
  3. In the 1918 pandemic they closed all the nursing schools and medical schools and sent the students to the bedside to work.
  4. SummitRN

    Any program graduations delayed or cancelled due to COVID19?

    In the 1918 pandemic they closed all the nursing schools and medical schools and sent the students to the bedside to work.
  5. SummitRN

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): We Want to Hear from You

    In the 1918 pandemic they closed all the nursing schools and medical schools and sent the students to the bedside to work.
  6. SummitRN

    I quit

    Hey the world is going to need an epic crap ton of ICU nurses in about... right now. Tell them you want to transfer. Apply. My hospital system is reaching out to literally everyone to see if they want to come aboard. COVID-19 It's go-time colleagues. There is no nursing shortage like a pandemic nursing shortage.
  7. SummitRN

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): We Want to Hear from You

    Your position is sympathetic, but eventually without rationing there will be no masks available for the high-risk procedures. This is only going to get worse. Look at Italy, but not late in the day otherwise you won't sleep.
  8. SummitRN

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): We Want to Hear from You

    The study indicates aerosol and fomite viability of the virus after hours. THAT IS THE DEFINITION OF AIRBORNE
  9. SummitRN

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): We Want to Hear from You

    Desperate times require desperate measures. Desperate measures don't work as well. That's when staff gets sick or stop showing up to work.
  10. SummitRN

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): We Want to Hear from You

    There are a lot of dead nurses and doctors who died from having to reuse PPE in the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Yea, they disinfected their PPE... Reusing single use PPE is pennywise and poundfoolish to a T.
  11. SummitRN

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): We Want to Hear from You

    It's not advisable to try to disinfect gloves, tyvek suits, or disposable. Gloves and gowns are too fragile for repeat use. You can use washable gowns instead of disposable gowns if your employer has them. They would go through the soiled linens after use and regular handling hospital laundering is appropriate. There are some domestic manufacturers ramping up production. It may be possible to sterilize N95s if the situation become dire, but there is no recommended process. Some goggles are made to be cleaned and reused.
  12. All I can say is that is the biggest pile of antiscience apologist BS I've seen today, and the worst part is it is a wolf's approach: wrapping itself in the sheep's cloak of innocent plausibility. "This" is not "how science works." "This" wasn't some innocent middle school kid or uneducated disadvantaged person asking out of complete ignorance of biology. He claims to be a RN. You are a RN (so you claim). You've taken Microbiology, or at least Biology. You and he have NO credibility to feign ignorance about whether a virus causes this disease. If you are really this ignorant, you should go back to school: Not nursing school. Biology 101. He is pretending to be asking an innocent question "for science." What he really wants to do is turn a discussion, including one about COVID, into a discussion about cell phones. He is a troll and you are being manipulated... or you are a troll too. If you were genuine and thought him sincere, you would have explained that COVID-19 is not caused by a virus. You didn't. You used the opportunity to talk more about cell phones. Stop taking this thread off the rails.
  13. Engaging in anti-science conspiracy theories does nothing to further knowledge. In the current setting where he (and you?) are attempting to inject it into discussions about COVID-19, it is outright dangerous. With a looming pandemic, New Mike is the US equivalent of the Sierra Leonian villagers who believed that Ebola was caused by bad spirits and threw rocks at the epidemiologists who tried to explain it with science in their attempt to head off the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Except somehow he has RN after his name. That would be comical if it wasn't so pathetic and dangerous. The "Rocks" here are misinformation and disingenuous "questions." Anyone spreading that kind of BS and distraction can go crawl back under a rock and stop pretending to be a healthcare professional. SARS-COV-2 was fully sequenced in early January and is lab identifiable by its RNA. Mike asking if COVID-19 is caused by cell phone towers instead the virus is the equivalent of asking if the humeral theory or miasma theory are better explanations than germ theory and molecular biology... or "innocently" asking if homeopathy is better than vaccines. There is an ulterior motive to the question. You "humoring" him by posting more distracting crap about unrelated cellphone risks makes you complicit.
  14. Could it be true that green space monkey pirates from the planet bananas hijacked your account and made that idiotic post?
  15. SummitRN

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): We Want to Hear from You

    So what is your hospital procedure to move someone from ED to an AIIR in a unit? Mask the patient and clear the way? Anything more complex than that?
  16. SummitRN

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): We Want to Hear from You

    Huh? Can you give an example or clarify?
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