What's Going On With Damar Hamlin? (Video)


Damar Hamlin recently underwent a terrifying incident on the football field, suffering a cardiac arrest and needing CPR. Fortunately, the medical staff was able to jump into action and apply CPR quickly enough that they repaired his heartbeat while rushing him to the hospital in an ambulance. 

Now, he is in the ICU, sedated while receiving the best care possible. 

As someone with experience as a Unit Secretary in the CVICU, I can confidently say that his medical team is providing top-quality services. Let me explain to you what is happening to him in the ICU.


The Vaccine Mandate For The Military Ended | Will Healthcare Be Next? (Video)

The vaccine mandate in the military was recently rescinded, sparking conversation about whether other mandatory policies, such as healthcare, could follow. 

Vaccinations have become commonplace in healthcare due to the need for universal protection from potentially deadly diseases. 

Despite this, there is an uprising amongst healthcare professionals who believe that vaccination should remain a choice for all citizens. 

Thus, it will be interesting to observe if any changes are made across other sectors of American healthcare following the exemption given within America's military. 

Check out the video below, and feel free to leave a comment. 


22 States Petition HHS and CMS to Lift Vaccine Mandates for Healthcare Workers (video)

A group of 22 states led by the Montana attorney general has urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to lift the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in the Medicare and Medicaid space.

The states include Montana, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arizona, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.

They filed their petition asking the United States Department of Health and Human Services HHS and CMS to repeal the mandate and any associated guidance that requires the staff at healthcare organizations to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

In the petition, the attorney general stated that the vaccine mandate significantly limited many patients' access to necessary medical care services. The petition also stated that the mandates decreased healthcare workers' employment opportunities, forcing them to choose to become vaccinated or unemployed.

Some believe that there are upsize and downsides to lifting the vaccine mandate. The upside is it might slightly increase staff availability; the downside is that it may increase the unwillingness of patients to allow unvaccinated workers to treat them.

But not everyone agrees. Some have said that every employer struggles to fill their ranks, so it's fair to blame the staffing shortage on the HHS or the vaccine mandates.

But overall, many believe that there isn't a chance that the vaccine mandate will be removed.


Zero Candidates Interviewing for ER Positions Where Nurse Called 911 (Video)

In the above video, we look at the disturbing story of one hospital having zero candidates interviewing for ER positions. What could be causing this problem? 

The current job market is tight, and many qualified candidates are vying for a limited number of jobs. This is especially true in the medical field, where the demand for skilled professionals is high. 

One possible cause is the nurse who called 911. The emergency room was overwhelmed with patients and was short-staffed. After calling, they sent over the Fire Department, who provided help via the EMTs. 

Another possible reason for the lack of interest in ER positions is the pay. Many hospitals are struggling to keep up with the rising healthcare costs, and they cannot offer competitive salaries. As a result, many potential candidates may be discouraged from applying for these positions. 

Whatever the cause, it is clear that this problem needs to be addressed urgently. The consequences of not having enough ER nurses are potentially dire, and action must be taken to ensure that hospitals have the staff they need.


How to Complete the Admission and Discharge of a Patient as a Unit Secretary (Video)

As a unit secretary, you will be responsible for completing the admission and discharge of patients. 

The admission process begins when the patient arrives at the hospital and is registered as an inpatient. Once complete, they will be assigned a bed in your unit. They can be sent to your unit from the Emergency Room, transferred from another unit, admitted from an outpatient procedure, or directly admitted from a doctor's office. 

The discharge process begins when the doctor writes the discharge orders. There are many places a patient can be discharged to:

  • Home
  • Hospice
  • Home with Hospice
  • Rehabilitation
  • Skilled Nursing Facility/Long-Term Care Facility
  • Morgue 
  • Funeral

By following these steps, you can ensure that the admission and discharge of patients are completed smoothly and efficiently.