Showing posts with label Coronavirus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Coronavirus. Show all posts

CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccination at Discharge (Video)



The CDC encourages hospitals, emergency departments, and emergency care facilities to administer COVID-19 vaccine to unvaccinated patients at discharge, reports AHA News.


The CDC said that cities should allocate vaccines to medical facilities with patients who have higher vulnerabilities.

Treat the Vaccinated Over The Unvaccinated (Video)


Should hospitals running low on beds and staff prioritize vaccinated COVID-19 patients before the unvaccinated?


No.


This video talks about how it would never work because hospital staff doesn’t think like that. We don’t punish people.


We treat people. We help people. That’s what we do. 

The First Domino Has Dropped | NY Hospital to Close Maternity Ward After Staff Resigns over Vaccine Mandate (Video)


 

A New York hospital had to close its Maternity Unit after seven employees resigned over the mandatory vaccination for all healthcare workers. 


And to make matters worse, there are seven more employees within that department who still have not indicated whether they will get vaccinated or resign. 


And on top of that, an additional 165 employees in the hospital may resign, possibly forcing the hospital to close five more departments. 


The dominos are beginning to drop, and we shall see how this plays out. 

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. 

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.

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?

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.