Help! I'm New to Working in the PICU. What Type of Questions Should I Ask My Trainer?


I had a viewer of my YouTube channel who will be working as a Unit Secretary in the PICU ask me what kind of questions she should ask her trainer. 

In the video, I responded to her question with five answers:

1. Have the trainer walk her through a normal day in the PICU. 

2. Will she be required to work in the NICU, Mother-Baby, or Labor & Delivery?

3. Will she be expected to work in other ICUs in the hospital, like, PCU or CVICU?

4. Will she expected to interact with the patients?

5. Is she expected to go off the floor to run errands for the nurses?

Which Contactless Medical Technologies Will Disappear and Which Ones Will Remain?




I was reading an article about what contactless medical technologies some hospital CIOs think will stick around after the pandemic and which ones will disappear. 

Hospitals' COVID-19 infection control efforts include a bevy of contactless technologies to reduce virus transmission. Below are four hospitals CIOs' thoughts about which tools will remain in use once the pandemic is declared over and which ones will be phased out. 

Read more on Becker's Hospital Review.

Employees Suing Hospital For Mandating the Covid 19 Vaccines (Video)


I made a video a while ago talking about companies paying employees to take the Covid 19 vaccine.

We're seeing states and businesses are bribing people to take the vaccine with either lottery winnings or food. 

And of course, now we are at the point when hospitals are starting to mandate the vaccine. But employees are fighting back - by suing. 

Click here to read more.

Hospital Burnout Before and After the Pandemic (Video)


I made a video earlier this year talking about why people were leaving the medical field. This article that I saw on Becker's Hospital Review basically reinforced what I was saying. Burnout did start when the pandemic started; it was already there. 


Pre-pandemic, healthcare had its lowercase burnout and uppercase burnout. 

Uppercase burnout is the textbook term coined in 1974 by American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger, Ph.D., for the stress and exhaustion felt by those in service professions that make it tough to cope. In 2017, CEOs of the nation's most prominent health systems categorized burnout among physicians as a public health crisis and outlined an 11-step response. In 2019, the World Health Organization finally included burnout in its International Classification of Diseases, describing it as "a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." Uppercase burnout is both a condition and a studied, well-known public health threat, like driving without a seatbelt. Read more here