Lawsuit Filed Against Houston Hospital Dismissed (Video)

The lawsuit filed by 117 employees against their hospital was dismissed by a federal judge on Saturday, June 12, 2021. 

Jennifer Bridges, a nurse at Houston Methodist who is leading the lawsuit, has vowed to fight on and will take the case to the U.S. Supreme court if they have to.

Hospitals in Indiana, Washington D.C., Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania have recently announced a mandatory vaccination requirement for their employees, and they are getting pushback as well. 

Texas is an at-will state, meaning your employer can fire you for any reason - or no reason at all. And so are Indiana and Pennsylvania.

Houston Hospital Suspends 178 Employees for Refusing the Vaccine (Video)

This is a follow-up to a blog post in May regarding some hospital employees suing their hospital requiring all employees to get the Covid 19 vaccine. 

Fast forward to today, and those employees plus others who refused the vaccine have been suspended. 

In this video, I'll share my thoughts on this Houston hospital suspending 178 employees with no pay for 2 weeks. 

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.