It's been a weird couple of weeks since my last post. Our ER is still like a ghost town, since most of the usual BS complaints have finally figured out to stay home. It's amazing how few of the hypochondriacs come in with their typical complaints, once they've figured out that they can actually get sick and die just from being in a hospital waiting room. On the flip side, there's lots of people waiting too long to come in with serious complaints because they're scared and thus we're seeing worse outcomes in stuff that may have been treatable earlier.
There is a time and a place when you should be visiting you primary care doctors office, an immediate/urgent care clinic or the emergency department. Truth be told, the emergency department is meant for EMERGENCIES…I don’t know why this is shocking to many people, but it is sort of called that for a reason.
I was asked to repost this with the news of 13 Italian doctors dying from COVID-19. If you do not have proper PPE, do not go in. No matter what.
This post is for my healthcare workers, docs, surgeons, Nurses, aids, and EMS, and all staff.
There is no emergency in a pandemic.
When thinking about working in emergency nursing, several images come to mind: fast-paced, unpredictable, adrenaline rush. No two shifts for an emergency nurse are ever the same.
Ever wondered what it’s like to work in an emergency room?
Having a license doesn’t mean you’re competent. It didn’t take me long to realize this years ago when I added the emergency department to my critical care nursing areas of responsibility as a director. That addition not only took me far from my comfort zone as a clinical nurse, but outside of my skills. I had figured that specialty couldn’t be much different than critical care, right? I couldn’t have been more mistaken.
Like it or not, this is Emergency Nursing today. They are burned out. They feel overworked, undervalued, abused, unappreciated, and not supported. I agree.
What should we do about this? You, me, the other doctor, the other patient? Whether you are an ED doc or not, this affects you. Your family. Your neighbors. YOU.
HIPAA. Trust and believe, these stories are halfway made-up and halfway made up of lots of other stories. I will protect patient privacy like it's my job. Because it is.
Many of the photos showing mundane things are ones I took...
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