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Refusing to work without n95 mask

Disasters   (257 Views | 1 Replies)

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Please let me know if I’m wrong. A nursing home I used to work at is short staffed due to one of their employees sons might have covid19. The employees sons test results won’t be back for a week. The employee is quarantined until her sons test results come back because she has had contact with him. They want me to fill in for this employee but won’t give an n95 mask until a patient or employee tests positive. Am I wrong to walk away from this job ?

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BeenThereGoingThere has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care and Community Health. Dabbled in Cor.

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There seems to be a lot of nursing home positions open. And, I can tell you that in Washington, unless you are an Amazon with an excellent immune system, you don't want the job. I had some tell me to try it for here and there per diem staffing. You get less pay...like $30 difference an hour compared to hospital. And you could have up to 30 patients. Granted there are CNA's, but family and lights are always on with multiple requests. I keep hearing about PPE rules. Don't bring your own, don't scare people not symptomatic by wearing them, etc. These people only have eyes for their bottom line. Your safety is rarely their concern. I believe that is why the outbreaks in nursing homes are so deadly. I refuse to work in one for these reasons.

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