Showing posts with label Pandemic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pandemic. Show all posts

Death During the Pandemic (Video)

Everything that we were used to before the pandemic has changed. 


Before:

  •  A patient dies
  • Their body is cleaned, and sent to the morgue - or -
  • Their body is washed and prepared for the funeral home to come and pick up the body
  • The unit staff continues to work. 
  • The family makes funeral arrangement and the friends and family comes and pays their final respects to the deceased.  

After:

  • A patient dies from the Coronavirus.
  • There is minimum contact with the body.
  • The staff calls the family to let them know that the patient is deceased and asks for the name of a funeral home.
  • The patient's body is moved to the morgue.
  • The family quickly makes modified funeral arrangments, whether it's a church funeral, a graveside funeral, or cremation. 
  • There are very few friends and family to pay their respects for many reasons: health issues, afraid to travel by air, or other reasons. 



Celebrities and the Unit Secretary (Video)

When the news broke early Friday morning that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were both diagnosed with the Coronavirus, people worldwide were concerned. 

When the President was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, people worldwide become troubled. 

Unit Secretaries must remember that President Trump, the leader of the free world, is also a celebrity and a person. His medical information and privacy should be everyone's number one priority. 






Will You Take The Coronavirus Vaccine?


Some hospitals might mandate their employees to take the vaccine, just like some require them to take the flu shot.

Last year I made a video talking about whether you should take the flu shot.



I think the pushback and the fight will be even more vicious if the Coronavirus Vaccine is required simply because people are highly suspicious of this virus and its numbers (people testing positive, or dying) and because it hasn’t been tested long enough.


And do not think that hospitals will not try to force their employees to get the vaccine. Hospitals depend on Medicare money, and if Medicare says everyone has to take it, then the medical facility might do what they say.

What Comes After the Pandemic? The 6 Stages of a Disaster (Video)



The pandemic that we are seeing didn't just happen overnight. Anytime that there is a "disaster," there are phases to it.


  1. Pre-disaster Phase
  2. Impact Phase
  3. Heroic Phase
  4. Honeymoon Phase
  5. Disillusionment Phase
  6. Reconstruction Phase

In this video, I'll explain what those phases are and how they apply to those in the medical field, the United States, and the world.  

The Coronavirus and the DNR Ethical Dilemma (Video)



Hospitals across the country - and the world - are having to face an ethical question when faced with this pandemic and a shortage of ventilators and PPE. Who lives and who dies?

I also talk about how some medical facilities conduct temperature checks on visitors and employees and how the Governor of Florida is ordering all residents fleeing New York to Florida to self-quarantine for 14 days. Let’s see how well this turns out. 

The Coronavirus and the Unit Secretary (Video)


In this video, I talk about everything that I see as this outbreak continues. 

Should I Take the Flu Shot as a Unit Secretary? (Video)


Should you take the flu shot as a Unit Secretary? It is ultimately up to you, but you must be prepared for the consequences if you do not.

If the hospital that you work at requires it and you refuse to take the shot, then you might be out of a job (some places may require you to wear a mask while you’re in the hospital).

If you have religious or health objections, you may be able to get around it, but it’s all strictly a case by case situation.

So, decide long and hard what you want to do.