The dedication of front liners for their Covid-19 patients is remarkable. However, sometimes, people forget that they are humans too. They too can feel burnout, stressed, and depressed, and sometimes, their job might involve when they feel down the most. They sometimes may fail to do a follow-up charting to a patient or fail to monitor a particular patient in the required time due to stress and burnout, especially after long hours of a shift.
In San Antonio, more and more frontline strike because of the Covid-19 spread in nursing homes. Here is the report by npr.org.
Some of the worst coronavirus outbreaks have occurred at long-term care facilities that now account for more than one-third of all COVID-19 deaths in America. Some states have taken aggressive actions to slow the spread of the virus among residents and workers in nursing homes. Texas formed a strike force to assess problems at its 1,222 nursing homes.
On a bright South Texas morning in the parking lot of a suburban nursing home, paramedics from the San Antonio Fire Department were setting up swabbing stations and donning periwinkle-blue protective gowns. They were part of the massive state intervention to stop the infection from spreading in nursing homes. Municipal and Texas State Guard medics have fanned out to test more than 250,000 residents, as well as staff, for the coronavirus.
“OK, guys, so we got 260 swabs we’re gonna do here today. It’s 200 staff and 60 residents. We got y’all divided up in your teams already,” shouted paramedic Lt. Travis Hopp. “Be safe, take care of each other, and stay clean.”Their work is critical. In Texas, 47% of the state’s nearly 1,900 COVID-19 deaths have been tied to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities — an even greater proportion than national COVID-19 fatality figures.
“Right now we’re focused on licensed nursing facilities. We’ve seen extremely high mortality rates and that’s a very vulnerable population,” said Eric Epley, executive director of Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council, who is coordinating the statewide paramedic teams.
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If you are a Nurse in San Antonio who faces any disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing, please contact San Antonio nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.