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CABGpatch_RN has 20 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Critical Care.

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  1. CABGpatch_RN

    Are Nurses at the VA required to get the shot?

  2. That's not the question that is the topic of this thread is it? 🙄
  3. Lots of very good points here when it comes to the ethical vs duty of care stuff in nursing. But.... How many vaccines are actually administered by nurses while a patient is in the hospital or a clinic? I don't think that these places are where the majority of vaccine is distributed right now, maybe in the relatively far-off future, but not right now. Where these vaccines are sent to and the types of places people get vaccinated is very controlled and very specific. The vast majority of vaccine is given by those who specifically want to help stop this monster of a virus. Most everyone that I know of who vaccinates, signed up for it. So why is this even a question? But just to play along, how about if you don't want to give the covid-19 vaccine, you ask a co-worker do it for you? I would be happy to help get it done. It takes 30 seconds.
  4. CABGpatch_RN

    Are Nurses at the VA required to get the shot?

    Exactly and that is because the vaccine was approved for nothing other than emergency use. No one anywhere can be mandated or required to take the vaccine.
  5. CABGpatch_RN

    Ethical Dilemma with Vaccine PPE?

    I've been around in life for a while. There is no way I would report anything using my actual identity. Never. There is always a way to do things anonymously. 😊
  6. You know, the discourse in some of the stuff I read here surrounding this horrible, terrible, devastating virus just tears my soul apart. So many humans have died, families devastated, healthcare workers traumatized (including my daughter who is a CVICU nurse and who is an expert in ECMO, OMG the stories), grocery store workers scared, children missing their school friends. I thank God every day that I haven't lost a family member to this disease....yet. That doesn't mean I haven't lost anyone to this disease. But I am more hopeful every day with the vaccination effort. I feel for every human around the planet who is dealing with this. Yet the discourse. Between nurses. Ugh. Why? Is it fun? Is it banter? Doesn't feel like banter to me. I don't want to debate with anyone. I look to you for solutions. I just want us to conquer this virus together. We have the ability. Through common sense and scientific safety measures and vaccines we can get this under control......together. When I was younger, I would argue my points followed-up with citations galore until the cows came home. Maybe I'm just tired of all of that now. I'm just tired. This pandemic has happened in our lifetime. It's a mind-f. How we handle this is history. What is your role in history here? I would like to think that I did my best to stop this monster in it's tracks and be of service to those who need my help. We are Nurses and I know what I'm gonna tell my grandbabies.
  7. Also all you have to do is Google "Fauci never gave credit to Warp Speed." That's all I will say about this. I'm just so sick of lies. That time is done. We no longer have a lying pos in the White House.
  8. FACT check, Nov 2020: "TRUMP: “As a result of Operation Warp Speed, Pfizer announced on Monday that its China virus vaccine was more than 90% effective. ...Pfizer said it wasn’t part of Warp Speed, but that turned out to be an unfortunate misrepresentation.” "THE FACTS: .... Pfizer notably did not accept government money to develop, test or expand manufacturing capacity under Trump’s Operation Warp Speed initiative to quickly find a vaccine and treatments for the disease sweeping the country. "In fact, Pfizer partnered with the vaccine’s original developer, Germany’s BioNTech, in March and the following month announced the first human study in Germany. The White House announced Operation Warp Speed in May. Pfizer opted not to join Operation Warp Speed initially but is following the same general requirements for the vaccine’s development as competitors who received government research money. The company says it has risked $2 billion of its own money on vaccine development and won’t get anything from Washington unless the effort is successful. “Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine development and manufacturing costs have been entirely self-funded,” Pfizer spokeswoman Jerica Pitts said this week. “We decided to self-fund our efforts so we could move as fast as possible.”" https://apnews.com/article/ap-fact-check-joe-biden-donald-trump-politics-coronavirus-pandemic-76d1580f82b1586b207990396c1e3b5f
  9. Links for your claims please?
  10. CABGpatch_RN

    Career Advice-HELP

    Agree with this 100%.
  11. CABGpatch_RN

    Ethical Dilemma with Vaccine PPE?

    Oh for sure now in hindsight. No way would I do that.
  12. CABGpatch_RN

    Yes, Employer Can Require Covid Vaccine

    I keep reading this kind of sentiment over and over again. Can I ask what kind of long-term effects are you afraid of? Can you name them. I'm assuming you know how the covid-19 vaccine works to help build antibodies to the virus, what are the potential (in your estimation) permanent or other long-term effects you are afraid of? I am being genuine.
  13. Trump had NOTHING to do with vaccine development.
  14. CABGpatch_RN

    Ethical Dilemma with Vaccine PPE?

    Thanks SO much for the replies. Three weeks is kinda soon to be worrying about this, but the supplies keep coming in and stacking up.....in all the stores. Also, I had a conversation with another vaccinator who said that after they finished with the LTC's, vaccinators were taking home leftover supplies - gowns, face shields, gloves, masks (including n95's)! I was encouraged yesterday by the other person I was working with to "just take the box of face shields home." I was appalled. That's when I talked with the store manager and found out about the barcode thing. I mean really, I can't imagine that the store would do something so blatantly fraudulent.
  15. CABGpatch_RN

    Ethical Dilemma with Vaccine PPE?

    I am currently on a temporary contract vaccinating for a retail pharmacy. It's awesome! Most of the pharmacists and all the contract nurses are awesome! The other's involved in greeting and organizing the butt-load of patients are usually young with such a bright future. I love them all!! Here's my thing....... The retail pharmacies receive their vaccine PPE supply and all the other stuff needed to administer vaccines from the CDC (our taxes - more on this in a minute). They get boxes shipped regularly with face shields, alcohol pads, syringes, needles, surgical masks, vaccine cards. Sharps containers and gloves are also shipped regularly. When the store pharmacies were vaccinating the LTC's, the stores that held vaccine clinics in the LTC's also received gowns, N95's, surgical masks. CDC also pays for the bandaids from the store stock. These retail places pay nothing for any of these supplies. This is in my area, don't know about other areas. But I think it's all the same with the retail pharmacy part of the vaccine effort. Today, I found out something when unpacking and organizing the supplies from a bunch of boxes that have been sitting around for at least 3 weeks. There were tons of syringes and needles.. Tons of face shields, alcohol pads and surgical masks. All of these items in my estimation will go unused because they keep shipping them and the boxes continue to stack up! It's too much. And OMG the plastic bags that will go into a landfill drives me crazy (that's for another post). I had an idea today. I am willing to go around to the retail pharmacies and collect the excess (and I mean e.x.c.e.s.s) supplies and find a way to donate these badly needed supplies to underserved areas, like homeless shelters and hospitals that are known to still NOT provide the proper PPE to frontline workers. Even grocery store workers, childcare centers. But mostly underserved areas. When I asked the store manager today if I could take a box full of face shields and surgical masks to the county clinic for the homeless, I was told that the store's district managers are planning to create barcodes so that item's can be SOLD at the store! This means that this huge corporation is trying to plan a way to sell these leftover items that are paid for with OUR TAX DOLLARS for their own corporate benefit. I am p*ssed off about this. It's completely unethical. It bothers me even if these retail places plan to buy these leftover supplies and then sell them. I want to report this to someone. I am not sure who will listen. The CDC? My Senators? HHS? MY State? This is our money that's being played with. Maybe the stores should be shipping back excess supplies. But they are not! After writing this post, It's become cleat that it's not really a dilemma for me. I know what I want to do. But dang. Who will listen? Thanks for reading.