Inside The COVID ICU

 


This article accurately describes what's it like working in a COVID-19 ICU. So, if you want to know what it is like day to day in the COVID ICU, then click the link. https://isthmus.com/sponsored/COVID-photo-essay/

Run Me My Money. Getting Paid to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine (Video)







With employees reluctant to take the COVID-19, hospitals are coming up with creative ways to incentivize them to take it. Some are offering cold hard cash, while others are threatening to take away PTO (Personal Time Off).

I really don't think that employers will fire employees for refusal to take it simply because hospitals are short-staffed anyway, and if they really wanted to, they wouldn't be offering money. 

I think they should have given the vaccine to those who wanted it first, like the elderly, instead of the skeptical frontline workers. 


Thousands Overdue for Second Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine (Video)

 



Have you taken the vaccination yet?

What Is The Most Commonly Used Medical Terminology? (Video)


 What do you think is the most commonly used medical terminology?

Do Unit Secretaries Float to Other Floors A Lot? (Video)

 So, I was asked a question on my YouTube channel (don't forget to subscribe!) about whether or not Unit Secretaries float to other units a lot or do they remain on their unit.

My answer?

It depends.




2 More Tips for the New Unit Secretary (Video)



I made a video a while ago titled 3 Tips for the New Unit Secretary, where I explained that you should take good notes, understand that there are a lot of personalities in the hospital, and know that burnout may happen.

In this video, I added two more tips, and one of them is still to take good notes! The other is to be time. 

Watch the video above to find out why.

What Is It Like Working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as a Unit Secretary?

 


What is it like working in an ICU? There are different types of ICUs. You have the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit), CVICU (Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit), and the regular ICU (Intensive Care Unit). 


What type of patients will you see?
  • Patients who had Heart Attacks.
  • Patients who have had surgery (not all, most can go back to a regular unit once they are out of recovery). 
  • Patients who had an organ transplant.
  • Patients who have died and the body are kept alive to allow their organs to be used for donation. 
  • Patients who have drowned.
  • Patients in comas (intubated).
  • Patients who have internal bleeding, whether it's GI (gastrointestinal) related or a possible aneurysm. 
  • And more...
But no matter what type of ICU it is, the patients are all in the same boat. They are in critical condition, and they need more medical attention.

    You will see the representatives from Hospice more, as a patient in ICU is more likely to go to Hospice than a patient on the Med/Surg (Medical/Surgical) unit. 
    You will see the EEG tech more as they perform tests to see what brain activity a patient may have (this would not be for all patients, only those where the brain activity may be called into question).  
  You will see the Case Manager or Social Worker more as they will be involved in arranging home health care, rehabilitation, order Durable Medical Equipment, etc. 
    To find out what else to expect in the ICU, watch the video above.