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Nurse and Spy has 26 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Disaster Medicine / Public Health / School Health.

Cliques have no place in nursing. Neither does an inability to withstand being questioned or challenged when incorrect.  These behaviors are passive-aggressive, unprofessional, demoralizing and especially prevalent in nursing and other female-dominated professions.  https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/horizontal-hostility-in-nursing

Nurse and Spy's Latest Activity

  1. "Michael Osterholm, the infectious disease expert who has been warning for a decade and a half that the world will face a pandemic, says the US is ill-prepared to combat the coronavirus due to a shortage of equipment and supplies." https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/10/opinions/osterholm-coronavirus-interview-bergen/index.html
  2. Read in its entirety: Coronavirus symptoms usually take 5 days to appear, study says
  3. Nurse and Spy

    Do Not Compare COVID-19 (Coronavirus) To Seasonal Influenza

    Thanks for this terrific article. And yikes, today I heard Dr. Peter Hotez say they are finding the fatality rate for older adults is 10-15%. He literally called it an "Angel of Death" for older people. I also found this quote in an article (https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/Dr-peter-hotez-west-coast-coronavirus-outbreak-highlights-3-vulnerabilities-we-need-to-urgently-address) He wrote on the topic: "Reports from China in January and February found that the SARS CoV2 disproportionately kills individuals over the age of 60, with those greater than 80 years of age suffering mortality rates as high as 15 percent." And this: " We urgently need federal guidance from the CDC on how to best design and implement infection control practices for these facilities and prevent the spread of SARS CoV2 – a tragic and scary “angel of death” among our senior citizens." His credentials: https://www.bcm.edu/people/view/peter-hotez-m-d-ph-d/b1846a47-ffed-11e2-be68-080027880ca6
  4. NH's 1st Coronavirus Patient, Told to Stay Isolated, Went to Event Instead
  5. This is why managing a pandemic by way of the honor system is a Really Bad Idea.

    "State health officials said that the first coronavirus patient "attended an invitation-only private event on Friday" despite being told to stay isolated."

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/2nd-presumed-case-coronavirus-new-hampshire/2311390/?fbclid=IwAR3vYQUSeWk5ZXA8OLtZxX5iDs5ldvUJNGBSw5aJLb0-v_sTQ-1ewnCKrrY

     

  6. Nurse and Spy

    Face masks

    You said N95 mask are useless. That is not correct. They filter to 0.3 microns, not 0.5 and they offer some protection, which is better than none. Directions on how to fit test a mask are available online and anyone who passed nursing school has the intelligence to perform a fit test. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirator-use-faq.html
  7. Nurse and Spy

    Face masks

    Not true. Here's an excellent article: https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/coronavirus-pollution-masks-n95-surgical-mask/
  8. Nurse and Spy

    Fun end of year complaints

    But poison ivy is not contagious.
  9. Nurse and Spy

    School Nurses Day May 8, 2019

    The only person to acknowledge School Nurse Day today was a parent.
  10. Nurse and Spy

    Return after flu

    Just read on CDC site yesterday: “People with flu are most contagious in the first three to four days after their illness begins. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children and some people with weakened immune systems may pass the virus for longer than 7 days.”
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