In the last 2 ½ months the COVID-19 pandemic has afforded many of us an opportunity to declutter. The sanitation workers who collect the trash are busier than ever.
I hope all is good and that you and your loved ones are healthy. Like you, Vickie Milazzo Institute wants all Americans to understand the risk of COVID-19 to the frontline providers and the healthcare system at large.
I’ve discussed the current lack of PPE in healthcare and the risk to the frontline providers and the healthcare system at large. There is, however, another contributing factor that could lead us over the precipice and into unmitigated disaster if we don’t get the spread of Coronavirus under control real soon. And that’s the people who continue to selfishly interact with others when it’s not necessary.
Wishing you a joyful season and a stocking filled with your heart’s desires.
RNs save lives. It doesn’t get any better than that if you want to feel good about oneself and one’s mission on this earth.
This week we celebrate and recognize nurses of every nursing specialty, job description and nationality. We do so knowing that registered nurses are called to almost every job we can imagine. RNs hold nursing jobs in insurance companies, hospitals, clinics, offices, foreign aid, fitness, wellness, prisons and as Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, just to name a few. And then there are our family and friends to whom we’re often both RN and physician.
It should come as no surprise to any Certified Legal Nurse Consultant or nurse working an RN job in a hospital that a recent Gallup Poll once again determined that nursing is the most trusted profession.
Merry Christmas to all Certified Legal Nurse Consultants and Registered Nurses. I’m guessing you and your loved ones have already opened all of the presents under the tree. This means you’re either sitting amongst the litter of discarded wrapping paper and broken ornaments, hoping for a second cup of coffee (or another spiked glass of egg nog!) or you’re heading to the dinner table anxiously awaiting the holiday feast and turkey-tryptophan coma that follows.
Over the past few weeks I have received emails and private messages from registered nurses throughout the U.S. asking me about their rights to refuse to treat an Ebola patient at their RN job. I have also been on national television with Stuart Varney of Varney Co. to bring attention to this very issue.
It’s been 41 days since Thomas Eric Duncan presented as the first Ebola patient to be diagnosed (and misdiagnosed) on American soil. I’ve been on national TV four times to address hospital preparedness for Ebola and I am in deep gratitude to the 500 registered nurses throughout the U.S. who took your time to share what you know about the state of hospital preparedness.