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This is why managing a pandemic by way of the honor system is a Really Bad Idea

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

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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That would make my blood boil! I've never understood why people think the rules/terms apply to everyone but them

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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What a jerk move. I hope they are prosecuted for this.

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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1 hour ago, Nurse SMS said:

What a jerk move. I hope they are prosecuted for this.

I'm hoping they have to pay anyone's medical bills who have issues due to this!

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I believe this borders on criminal activity to knowingly endanger others is inexcusable. If someone does get ill and say dies. Is he a murderer?? Is it any different then if he pulled a trigger. He risked others health and for what a party. I’m dumbfounded 

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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27 minutes ago, Heather Hughes said:

I believe this borders on criminal activity to knowingly endanger others is inexcusable. If someone does get ill and say dies. Is he a murderer?? Is it any different then if he pulled a trigger. He risked others health and for what a party. I’m dumbfounded 

I guess it is just a misdemeanor. Which seems criminal to me. I am sure it will open him up to civil suits from any who fall ill or the families if someone, God forbid, were to die.

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juniper222 has 2 years experience and specializes in Pre Nursing.

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This person has a blatant disregard for the well being of others. Since they work at a hospital they should be fired. It is simply inexcusable!

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BostonFNP has 9 years experience as a APRN and specializes in Adult Internal Medicine.

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It can be a misdemeanor but only if there was an official order of isolation, (which unfortunately there wasn't until after the patient traveled to an out-of-state event).

The two positive individuals are both hospital employees as well, though it seems they haven't been at work. 

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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17 hours ago, BostonFNP said:

It can be a misdemeanor but only if there was an official order of isolation, (which unfortunately there wasn't until after the patient traveled to an out-of-state event).

The two positive individuals are both hospital employees as well, though it seems they haven't been at work. 

Dear lort. Even with official isolation ordered for a TB patient, I still had one who decided to go to WalMart with his mask on. I get it. Isolation for two weeks is cripplingly boring. But these are alleged health care professionals?

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I have such little faith that people will do what they need to do. I hate that this is now my attitude. This is what I am left with after being a school nurse for several years.

But. It. Is.

We see it from the parents on the regular and now this from a health care professional. This has done nothing to improve my feeling of despair.

The parents can not follow the 24 hour rule for the standards like fever, vomiting, diarrhea -- fill in the blank. (I know the struggles with keeping less than empathetic employers happy and parent keeping their jobs. After all of these years I can really only count a few that truly fell into this category. I have worked most of my career in title one schools.)  In spite of being told over the phone, at the front desk on the way out of the school and keep in mind this has been the rule since the little precious began school.  They will ignore said rule for so many reasons a few of my favorites include picture day, field trip, field day, and UIL competitions of various flavors. The oldie but goody, "They love school and did not want to miss."

Just rambling thoughts.

Loud audible sigh of defeat. 

Today has me down for some reason.

Usually I really am quite delightful and optimistic 😊

 

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Seriously, though, the leader of the country makes public statements which suggest that it is not a big deal for those afflicted with COVID-19 to work or go about normal adls if they are mildly affected. 

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OncologyCat has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant.

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18 hours ago, ruby_jane said:

Dear lort. Even with official isolation ordered for a TB patient, I still had one who decided to go to WalMart with his mask on. I get it. Isolation for two weeks is cripplingly boring. But these are alleged health care professionals?

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a large teaching hospital. Official announcements from DHMC itself only said the two patients are DHMC employees; it wasn’t specified if they are healthcare professionals or not. They could be housekeepers for all I know 😂. But judging that they were invited to a close business party at Tuck Business School, I’d guess they could be in business-related/managerial positions at the hospital.

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