Frontline Nurses

What have you learned from the frontlines of fighting the coronavirus that you most want policy makers, health care administrators and your bosses to know? If you were in charge, what is the first thing you would change to ensure we never go through this again?

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March 26th, 2020

Change

Each day is dynamic and changing. There are often changes in practices from what was learned the day before or the morning. What doesn't change is the job we do and the compassion and care we give to each other and our patients. I am grateful for my profession, co-workers and friends.

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March 26th, 2020

Being afraid is ok

I honestly think a lot us are afraid of the unknown. COVID-19 is real and it's scary. Since becoming an ICU nurse I have learned to mask my feelings very well. What has helped me is knowing that a lot of co-workers share the same feelings as myself. When I'm having a rough day I reach out to my peers for guidance. I also make sure I time for myself each day, wether it's working out for 30 minutes or reading a book. I also take full advantage of having a Mepra moment in the medication room. I take 10-30…

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