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Naturally Brilliant has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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    How do you manage your PPE in a mixed Covid and non-Covid floor?

    Your unit has a mix of Corona and non-Corona patients?! Wоw.
  2. When those doctors Fauci and Birx are on the podium with Trump in the White House Press Briefing Room, are they wearing masks? Are they standing six feet apart from each other? It's do as I say, not as I do. Healthcare workers are people first and foremost. We have a wide range of views and beliefs, some of which are mutually contradictory. My hunch is that in a month, Americans are going to get burnt out hearing about Corona Corona Corona all the time (not to mention desperate for cash and ready to go back to work) and will simply stop caring about the social distancing altogether. Everyone has a limit.
  3. Lots of Americans are having trouble paying for basic necessities, among housing. Nurses and hospital workers are sadly no exception.
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    Covid-19 Among The Navajo Tribe

    Do the people there believe in allopathic medicine? I thought they weren't big fans of that and preferred spiritual healing stuff...
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    federal student loans & covid 19

    Thank you. I'm in a graduate level program right now, and will look into this!
  6. 1) Most of us don't work in the ICU. 2) The OP was being overly dramatic about Coronavirus in general. It is not a fifty-fifty chance at a death sentence if you take care of someone with Coronavirus, ICU or no ICU.
  7. You all have to see this: As coronavirus fears grow, doctors and nurses face abuse, attacks This makes me so angry! If I were living in one of those nations, I'd just quit my job and live off of my savings throughout the Coronavirus crisis. I'd say, "Oh, you hate doctors and nurses now? Fine! Heal your Corona issues yourselves, then!"
  8. https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/491484-more-than-700-employees-at-one-detroit-hospital-system-test-positive-for Yeah.. looks like we're doomed.
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    A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs

    Very informative. Thank you, Karen, for posting these articles.
  10. - Jocko Willink, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win Healthcare administrators always thought of the providers and staff as numbers for budgeting and spreadsheet purposes rather than human beings with needs. Long before Coronavirus. That is what they exist to do - manage you and the other staff as resources to meet budgetary needs from those higher than they in the hospital hierarchy. Here is life's most important lesson in human relations. People will always value you to the extent that you allow them to value you. If you and other staff show up to work regardless of their disrespect, they know they own you. You are willing to tolerate disrespect because their wages and conditions are worth more to you than whatever crap they throw at you.
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    Aircraft Carrier Stricken by Coronavirus: Navy Captain Fired

    Reuters reported that there's a Change.org petition that had more than 120,000(!) signatories saying he should be reinstated. And yes, I signed: https://www.change.org/p/usn-istandwithcaptcrozier-captcrozier-cvn71-reinstate-captain-crozier-as-commanding-officer?recruiter=15364860&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_abi&recruited_by_id=4ec72870-bf10-012f-0738-4040b09128dc&share_bandit_exp=abi-21296307-en-US&share_bandit_var=v3
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    Another Quitter

    You did the right thing to prioritize your family and your children. They are your life's legacy and will always be the pride of your golden years, regardless of anything else in the world. Best to you and your loved ones!
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    Crisis travel assignments for Covid-19?

    Is it worth waiting until the first batch of regular staff either fall sick and take time off for Corona (or resign outright), thereby giving you leverage in the market for the travel ICU and ER assignments. Here in Texas, the pay offers on NurseFly haven't gone up that much yet. Maybe it's best to keep the powder dry and wait until wages go up with higher attrition?
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    Crisis travel assignments for Covid-19?

    I have never heard of registry work. Maybe that is not something common here in southeast Texas. Thank you, I will research further!
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    What happens if we all quit?

    What happens if everyone with mortgages and medical bills all file for bankruptcy and default on their payments at the same time? What happens if all the soldiers on active duty desert and decide that Afghanistan and other war zones are not worth it? What happens if all the farm workers who don't get PPE refuse to harvest crops? These hypotheticals never happen because most people can't afford to quit, whether financially, psychologically, or legally.