NJ and PA EMT
Does anyone else think that wearing masks will become required with PT/hospital interactions once all of this is over?
For now, every call, N95, eye pro, and gloves.
That's technically what we're *supposed* to be doing here in Honolulu. (I don't believe Epi is anywhere near here though) They even issued these goggles that seal around your eyes almost like ski or swim goggles to theoretically eliminate any chance of any aerosolized droplets of anything nasty getting into your eyes.Where do you live?
Our numbers are starting to rise as well. We were averaging new cases at around 20-30 statewide, surges of up to 50, but this last week have all been like 50-70 new cases per day. Our total vaccination rates are stubbornly hovering at 58 point something percent, even though the State has been campaigning to hit 60% (that's their goal to go to the next reduced tier of restrictions)A state of perpetual anxiety about breakthrough infection, my dude. In all seriousness though, NY metro area where vaccination rates for over 18s are >70%.
you guys are still putting NRBs on patients? I can't remember the last time I applied one to a patient that I wasn't going to be following up with a neb treatment....BUT a strict reading of our medical protocols does list Oxygen Administration vis NRB as an aerosolizing procedure as well, so yeah....
Yup, walked into a hospital to transfer a patient for Covid Pneumonia with hypoxia and a 104 fever and the patient was on 6L via NC satting at 90, 27-30 bpm, waveform not so great. Asked him how his breathing was, he said "terrible". Breathing treatment already done by staff before we arrived. Bumped him up to 15L via NRB and his sats improved to 93, breathing a little better he said. In our truck, we went up to 25L, calmed him down a bit and sats went to 96, better waveform, 22bpm and the pt said he felt much better. Oh btw, you would think a ER would give tylenol to a person with a 104 fever but nope, nothing.you guys are still putting NRBs on patients? I can't remember the last time I applied one to a patient that I wasn't going to be following up with a neb treatment....
Well yeah.you guys are still putting NRBs on patients? I can't remember the last time I applied one to a patient that I wasn't going to be following up with a neb treatment....