From a hospital nurse: We need to treat the community like a hospital right now

I don’t work in a Covid unit. I don’t have to wear an N-95 mask all day. But I do work in a hospital full of very sick people with rapidly increasing numbers of people with Covid 19. This month a friend, and church member died from Covid 19. At the hospital my nurse friends … Continue reading From a hospital nurse: We need to treat the community like a hospital right now

An argument for the costly care of the least of these

If wrinkled Boomers with diabetes and heart disease amputations and hemiparesis are random collisions of worn out atoms draining our society of valuable resources... If the cost of rehabilitating the Grey Tsunami, aphasic from stroke, requiring a hoyer lift to move their paralyzed frames from bed to a rolling shower chair so nurses’ aides can … Continue reading An argument for the costly care of the least of these

A PSA from a short-of-breath nurse: Don’t go to the hospital to get pampered.

(Image credit here) Amidst the cacauphony of I.V. alarms, bed alarms, chair alarms, call bells, overhead pages for code blue, code purple, stroke alert, ringing phones and the chatter of nurses, nurse's aids, doctors, therapists and social workers, a nephrologist walks up behind me at the nurse's station where I'm trying to get a handle … Continue reading A PSA from a short-of-breath nurse: Don’t go to the hospital to get pampered.