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macawake MSN

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macawake has 14 years experience as a MSN.

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  1. Have you ever given a ride to and from work for your colleagues?

    That’s absolutely true, assuming it is all real. But as I’ve mentioned before, these tales of never-ending drama really strain credulity. Oh my.. All these older women throwing themselves at you. First in elevators and now this… Howeve...
  2. So am I. I do worry (a bit) that it could possibly be one or two weeks premature. Time will tell. As of Thursday some 87%-88% of all aged 65 and older had received their third booster shot (for over 18s it’s ~51%). Before Wednesday next week, the num...
  3. None of us know each other in real life and it’s impossible to know everything about each other, but it is possible to draw at least some conclusions from what posters choose to write and in this specific case about understand some things regarding y...
  4. That’s horrible. As a nurse I have a legal obligation to notify my employer if I witness something that poses a serious threat to patients; illness, injury or death. My employer then has a legal obligation to make a report to an agency that is respon...
  5. Lots of things really, big and small. We write reports on many different areas. Patient safety, staff working conditions and even environmental issues. I wrote one that made the department switch to a more environmentallly friendly dishwasing liquid....
  6. I can completely understand why you wouldn’t write things up if nothing ever comes of it. It sounds as if your organization might be more hierarchical than mine. Mine is rather flat. What first happens when I submit a report is that I get an aut...
  7. Hear, hear! I can’t imagine working in an environment where I couldn’t speak freely and voice any concerns I might have regarding the quality of care that we deliver and patient safety. I, like my coworkers, will of course write in...
  8. Hearing those nurses tell their stories was both sad and painful. But it’s a story that needs to be told. And heard. Thank you for posting the clip OP.
  9. Have you noticed that a large number of countries that have universal healthcare have higher life expectancy, lower maternal, infant and under five mortality than the US? Why do you think that is considering the ”mediocre care” they provide? ...
  10. I’m not familiar with all the details surrounding the actions the New York Governor took, but it doesn’t sound credible that the decisions made were motivated by a desire to ”clean out” nursing homes. What was the situation in New York hospitals at t...
  11. It’s a mixed bag really.. some countries around the world with single-payer and/or universal healthcare have had significantly lower number of cases and lower per capita Covid mortality than the U.S., several have had much higher and many other are a...
  12. Covid and Hospitals: How are things now?

    So out of 122 patients hospitalized for Covid, only five have received their vaccine booster dose. And none of the five require ICU care. That sounds about right. The numbers are very similar in my hospital in a completely different corner of the wor...
  13. I don’t think that corporate profits is what’s primarily behind the new recommendations. Changes in recommendations similar to the CDC’s regarding isolation or quarantine for healthcare workers and other vital personnel after exposure to or infection...
  14. Covid and Hospitals: How are things now?

    No, the point isn’t to scare people into getting the vaccine. The point is to inform, explain and educate the general public so that they understand that getting vaccinated is the intelligent and rational thing to do. This is something that healthcar...
  15. Covid and Hospitals: How are things now?

    Sure, I can stop. But I’m wondering what part of my post you didn’t agree with? If you’d genuinely thought that subee was implying that they believe that 100% of all unvaccinated individuals (with few exceptions) who get a Covid infection will die, t...