Joe, have a good day. There's a Mexican restaurant here at the beach that is open for take out, at least for now. Some of the restaurants here sadly aren't getting enough take out orders and are starting to close as well.
Stars, kind of wondering does that hospital not have room phones you can talk to your husband?
Ted, hope you have a good shift. Wonder how you can go out shopping for presents. Here we can go to the grocery store, Walmart and Target.
Herring, it's not stay at home when you visit people and stay six feet apart, but I get it. Enjoy if you must.
Work for me was okay. We're still low census. They weren't able to give us a tech and I specifically told the night charge nurse that if they can't give us a tech to keep the nurse because our load was heavy without a tech. She put the nurse on call instead. At 0730 I called her in. Took her two hours to come in but she was a big help.
Floated two of our night nurses whom I understood were volunteers to the "rule out Covid" unit as they opened up more beds as testing is complete. It was a bit of embarrassing drama that was quite disappointing. Instead of going when they were called as they were volunteers they made a fuss over nothing and I'll spare you the drama. One had said "I'm not going without proper PPE". I said "where did you here we didn't have PPE? We have it, but we just need to be careful and not wasteful. Don't make up drama that doesn't exist" This was the same nurse that shorted me the nurse when I asked her not to do that. We are not fond of each other at all.
They've opened up more beds and the likelihood of me floating over there is getting higher as the days go on. My response will be "okay, you guys have a good day and I'll see you later". This is what signing up to be a volunteer will entail that you will be floated there...duh. Me being a volunteer means that perhaps my coworker that has real bad asthma and a weakened immune system doesn't have to go. One of the night coworkers just had chemo and them going and being volunteers keeps her from going. But don't volunteer and then whine and make stuff up. Sorry for the vent, but I don't like childish antics.
Thankfully, there is a good number of volunteers going to that unit and forcing people to go that don't want to go isn't happening.
Like Ted's facility, our positives, even if they aren't in distress go to a closed ICU unit. So I won't be front line, just quite close and if they turn positive, I'll be front line until they get transferred. They turn and get sick so fast. We had a walkie-talkie crash and die within a shift. Thankfully many of our "rule outs" do indeed rule out. We were able to discharge on home yesterday and one was moved to a regular med-surg floor.