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  1. Version Spring 2020

    The Spring 2020 Issue of the allnurses magazine focuses on the Coronavirus Pandemic, it’s effects on communities around the world, as well as the healthcare teams on the frontline battling Covid-19. In this issue, you can read about the challenges o...

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  2. At work someone pointed out that a dialysis tech was doing treatment in a patient room that was COVID positive, while only wearing a surgical mask. I don't know why. I assume that they didn't realize the room was isolated or the person was new. ...
  3. I'm curious, with the national PPE shortage, how other hospitals are coping with this? I work in a suburban ED that is part of a larger health system in the Twin Cities MN. Currently we wear surgical masks for all patient care other than COVID pt's, ...
  4. Disappointed in Upper Management

    Some background: I'm a medical assistant working in a publicly funded healthcare facility that has been testing for COVID for a few weeks. Just found out through a news article that my company is closing 13 of its sites. Way to add fuel to an already...
  5. SansNom

    What happens if we all quit?

    I've heard a lot of complaints about inadequate PPE (with good reason) and a lot of talk about whether or not to quit the job because of the PPE situation. There is no doubt that multiple entities in this country dropped the ball (I'll avoid pointing...
  6. PPE at COVID-19 drive thru clinic question

    I met criteria and was tested. My question is the nursing staff didn’t use regular disposable gloves. They had on those snug fitting surgical gloves that go nearly half way up your forearm and just cleaned the gloves with hand sanitizer frequently / ...
  7. spotangel

    I Am Not Ready to Die!

    With my minimal PPEs, I was nervous entering the room on my first day on an unfamiliar unit in the hospital. All clinic nurses had been deployed to the hospital. No training, just show up and plugged in where the need was. I told the charge RN that I...
  8. Discussion about use of Valved Masks

    Valved masks work very well at reducing moisture and heat inside the mask and does help to reduce glass fogging. However, they are essentially a 3/4" HOLE where exhalation occurs. This, in effect concentrates the outflow of breath without any filtr...
  9. Check out PPE App

    Our facility recently switched to an App that we log into every work day. We use it to self report any potential exposure of Covid symptoms, and we also use it to check out at the end of the day and report any breaks in our PPE. It concerns me for se...
  10. Please forgive the naivete of my question. I am humbly seeking to understand why the majority of those in direct patient care aren't sick with COVID-19 considering inadequate PPE (surgical masks as opposed to N95s or PAPRs, unprecedented reuse of mas...
  11. PPE Conservation/Clustering care in ED

    Hello- I work as an ED nurse in an inner city trauma center. The PPE situation recently improved (thank God) however our gowns are crap. They suck and rip as you doff. Anyways - does anyone else get extremely frustrated when providers keep piling on...
  12. Like an administrator wearing N95 mask. Not PPE but an UC had a new thing of sanitizing wipes to wipe off her desk. The unit doesn't have that anymore, I'm like where she get that?
  13. New nurse, asthma, Covid-19, What do I do?

    So, I’ve got a big issue and I don’t really know what to do. I’m 22 years old with asthma and have been working as a CNA for about 2 years. I was working in a nursing home and then COVID patients were being admitted. What made this matter concerning...
  14. Exposed to COVID+ no PPE, only surgical mask

    I recently got exposed to a patient who got admitted for a diagnosis not related to COVID, or so we thought. I had a surgical mask and only in the patients room for maybe 30 minutes giving medications. Later on, we found out she was COVID+. The patie...
  15. Infection prevention and control is a cornerstone of safe treatment in all practice settings. In this new era of patient care amidst COVID-19, the healthcare industry is faced with having to balance the new risks posed to providers by the pandemic wi...
  16. New to the field and feeling guilty

    Hi all, First off, I want to thank everyone on this forum for sharing their experiences. I thought long and hard about posting this because my experience seems trivial, but I wanted to share my thoughts anyway. I’m not a nurse (yet, I just got accep...
  17. Question for my fellow nurses during this scary time.. I work in New York (outside the city) where we're being hit pretty hard. My hospital has over 350 patients with suspected and confirmed covid. I'm ICU trained so they have me floating to any ICU ...
  18. I work in the 3M laboratory and wanted to condense and post some resources for all of you. As someone who is pushing paper safe at home (working to get more PPE out the door among other things), I want to thank you and your families for all that you ...
  19. PLEASE give me a cooling vest, I burn up every night under all this garb. https://nursingnotes.co.uk/news/research/cooling-vests-could-alleviate-heat-strain-caused-by-PPE/
  20. Covid LTC question

    I am a ltc alzheimers nurse, 48 residents, 12hr day shift. Husband has severe respiratory issues. Got call that presumed positive covid and that they dont feel it's safe for me to ge there because of hubby and that I should resign? I asked about PPE ...
  21. PPE Request Form

    Hi there, We have raised some money to buy PPE for healthcare workers in the Northeast who are otherwise not getting adequate protections through their employers. We have some KN95 masks that we can donate if you are in need at your hospital. Here is...
  22. Printing advertising on PPE

    This is kind of a wild idea, but I wonder if it would work? Hospitals and LTC's need all the PPE they can get, but it's very expensive and hard to find. What if companies paid to have masks and gowns made with their logo printed on them. They coul...
  23. BY DOLORES HUERTA As a registered nurse and executive director of National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association, Bonnie Castillo is a visionary and a leader. She was among the first to call attention to the lack of personal prot...
  24. Plus should every hospital worker be tested for Covid-19 every week if more, regardless of symptoms? Oh yeah this is not a homework question. Let me repeat THIS IS NOT A HOMEWORK QUESTION. ?
  25. The headlines have moved onto other dramatic local and world events, but Ebola is still out there, killing. After declaring the Ebola outbreak over on May 9, 2015, Liberia buried an Ebola positive person on June 28, 2015 according to the article, "20...