Coronavirus COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #85

Discussion in 'Coronavirus - Covid-19' started by Amonet, Jan 17, 2020.

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  1. ilovewings

    ilovewings Well-Known Member

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    It was a horrifying scene and Turner made it more horrifying by pulling off his mask.
    There are lots of words to describe him- which can't be posted here
     
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  2. ilovewings

    ilovewings Well-Known Member

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    Just came back from visiting hubby who has been waiting two days to have an echocardiogram performed. I learned today that Covid patients are mixed in with regular patient rooms and I was shocked. i walked out into the hall for a moment, forgot my mask and a nurse told me i needed a mask and this was a "Covid Floor"- I said "you're joking?"-- later i was told it was not a Covid floor but that Covid patient rooms are mixed in with regular patient rooms. I told her i thought that was not a great idea. She told me that up until three weeks ago all Covid patient rooms were together but that changed recently. I just don' think that is a good idea- am I wrong?
     
  3. Reasonable & Just

    Reasonable & Just United We Stand

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    Interesting that schools won't close or go online. I suppose this is a way to continue to provide an essential service while trying to keep the virus at bay on other fronts. Hopefully this works!
     
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    I heard something about this on NPR. For the "no rent mandate" to work long term, landlords need utility/tax/creditor abatement. from a public health standpoint, if you have a lot of evictions during a pandemic, you will probably have more sick people.
     
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    These appear the same, but are 3 different landing pages... brb to change/update titles as cut/paste doesn't show.

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Infection Control Guidance Updated July 15, 2020

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    As a measure to limit HCP exposure and conserve PPE, facilities could consider designating entire units within the facility, with dedicated HCP, to care for patients with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. Dedicated means that HCP are assigned to care only for these patients during their shift.
    • Determine how staffing needs will be met as the number of patients with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection increases and if HCP become ill and are excluded from work.
    • It might not be possible to distinguish patients who have COVID-19 from patients with other respiratory viruses. As such, patients with different respiratory pathogens might be cohorted on the same unit. However, only patients with the same respiratory pathogen may be housed in the same room. For example, a patient with COVID-19 should ideally not be housed in the same room as a patient with an undiagnosed respiratory infection or a respiratory infection caused by a different pathogen."

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Healthcare Facility Guidance Updated June 28, 2020

    Healthcare WorkersFAQs Updated Oct. 5, 2020
    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
     
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    they keep saying in our state that schools and responsible businesses are not the sources of outbreaks- that outbreaks are coming from private parties and gatherings which they cannot control....
     
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    Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients, Putting Others at Risk

    Sounds to me like dedicated Covid floor or floors is a much better idea than mixing regular patient room with Covid patient rooms. I am shocked that a hospital with the reputation of Henry Ford Health System in my area of Michigan would do this. My presumption is that there are not a lot of Covid patients at this time, so those rooms were not being filled and were empty, so they lost money---and so they decided to mix patients Covid and non Covid-- i think it is irresponsible.
     
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    I just sent the administration at the Henry Ford Health System a message letting them know that I believe failure to have a dedicated Covid unit is irresponsible and let them know I am appalled that a health system with their reputation would act in this manner.
    I mean, how do i know my husband's room was no inhabilited by a Covid patient before my husband went into that room?
     
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    supposed to be a two shot sequence in all probability with the shots 21 or 28 days apart AND the vaccines require lot of refrigeration....
     
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    at this stage in the pandemic, I hope that whatever information you got was incomplete and that it is more segregated and protected (eyes rolling). if the hospitals have not learned anything, we are in deep doodoo.
     
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    I would love that.
     
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    The information that I obtained about not having a dedicated Covid Unit is present time. Up until 3 weeks ago they had a dedicated Covid Unit. I am appalled. I was so shocked i said to the nurse " you have got to be joking"- she wasn't joking
     
  14. LaborDayRN

    LaborDayRN Masks Are Critical Not Political

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    I'm not sure what the set up is like at your hospital but I can tell you that on my unit we have two isolation rooms. I work in obstetrics so we don't need lot's of isolation rooms. The rooms are on the same unit as our normal rooms however the isolation rooms use negative air pressure. This helps prevent airborne disease from escaping the room and infecting other people. A machine pulls air into the room. Then it filters the air before moving it outside. There is also an additional room that staff go into to remove their contaminated PPE prior to returning to the unit.
     
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    Should the Covid patient rooms have negative pressure?
     
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    Yeah, Canadian kids get hockey sticks before they are old enough to walk. The NHL has a successful season. Their dedication to the "bubble" life was exemplary. The plan was carefully thought out, with no hold back protocol to keep everyone safe. And it worked.

    NHL postseason bubbles successful because 'everybody bought into this'

    I haven't heard of minor hockey cases of covid, but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened somewhere in Canada. Minor hockey has a protocol in place to keep the program running safely. If anyone is interested, their covid "Return to Hockey COVID -19 Response" is linked below.

    I do want to add a comment about the hockey team managers in the article quoted by the OP. It's beyond comprehension why team managers would refuse to hand over their rosters when a covid connection was made by public health authorities. Do they not have to keep contact tracing records? What about the parents and any other hangers on?

    Hockey coaches and team managers are generally respected members of the community, not the dim witted types who have no concern about anyone other than themselves. They have to know that if covid is not cleaned up asap in their hockey leagues, then it will be back. Guaranteed.

    Do you think that the near criminal behaviour of the hockey coaches mentioned by the OP is because of a fear of lawsuits? That would be short sighted.

    Return to Hockey | COVID-19 Response
     
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    Just got results today that one of my children tested positive. Myself and my other child will be tested Friday.

    Blasted virus!

    And we have been very cautious with all this. Especially because my youngest is medically fragile.
     
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    I wonder if those who have recovered from Covid will receive the same vaccine as those who haven't had it.
     
  19. ilovewings

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    I am sorry to hear this: how old is your child and do you have any idea how your child contracted the virus?
     
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    I was hoping to see some other low-tech options in that article (unless I missed them?) We all *should* know the regime of handwashing, social distancing, etc, by now.

    It is so evident that mask-wearing is just not working among too many people in the US - masks are politicised to such an extent that some people are even wearing masks with their political affiliation stamped broadly across their mask!

    So I was hoping that other low-tech options were being sought. The rapid 'spit' test indicators used prior to admission at venues, for example. The covid sniffer dogs at airports, as another example.

    Seems it is going to be a long wait for a vaccine. Why is no-one going into lateral thinking mode?
     
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