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  1. Hi guys, So I see LPNs (and RNs) are needed right now to test people and vaccinate people against COVID. I just finished the second dose of my vaccine (Pfizer) and I'm interested. Does anyone know the pros and cons? While being on leave from school (RN program) until September, I figured this might be something interesting to do while making good money.
  2. This test does not require any special swab or collection device extraction or storage and can be processed by most high-complexity labs with common reagents under an "open-source" protocol. Since it does not require a separate nucleic acid extraction kit the capacity for testing will greatly increase. This test is currently being validated through a program testing asymptomatic NBA players. Current results show that SalivaDirect is highly sensitive, yielding similar results as the more invasive nasal (NP) swabbing. The fact that this will decrease both testing times and costs as well is making it widely available should increase the effectiveness of timely tracking and prevention of COVID spread. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-issues-emergency-use-authorization-yale-school-public-health
  3. Nursing is hard enough without having to deal with this ... These nurses are some very brave souls to fight the Hospital administrators, some doctors, and the government in this small Georgia hospital. 'I think the judge is wrong': Nurses lose against Athens hospital accused of manipulating COVID-19 test results
  4. After all, they are just sent back home to quarantine and rest anyway. That’s such a waste of a test. Everyone is already being told what kind of distancing and precautions to take. I feel like those tests are wasted of either asymptomatic individuals or individuals who are sick but are not sick enough to be hospitalized. If they stopped doing those wasteful tests, then maybe those who really need it, like healthcare workers would be able to get them. Am I missing something here?
  5. tracy dickson

    Breathalyzer testing in NTPs

    Hello, I am a nurse in a methadone clinic and we routinely breathalyze some patients before dosing them in order to prevent overdose. We adjust their dose according to breathalyzer results. Since Covid-19, I have been wondering how much of a risk are we putting our patients at with this practice. We have two breathalyzers in our clinic and each patient (about 6 or 7) has their own mouthpiece that we put away and they reuse. Mouthpiece aside, they are still breathing all over the breathalyzer, not to mention the inside. Then the next person comes to use it. I have brought this up to our DON, but she seems unconcerned and thought I was raising the issue because I was worried for my own safety. I'm not. We can wipe the machines down, but all of our cleaning supplies contain alcohol, which would affect the results. Has anyone else run into this issue? How has your facility handled it?