It is a bedtime story about a dog and his owner.The owner surprisingly had visitors that they were not expecting .So the owner started a song like this.
My handsome big dog go into the house in the living room and get me some kola nut, so that we can give to these uninvited visitors.I did not invite them and I am sure that you did not invite them.So come on big boy go into the house and get me some kola nut so that we can give to these strangers.Hopefully the kola nut will force them to tell us why they are here.
So the dog went into the house and got the kola nut.The uninvited strangers ate the kola nut.After eating the Kola nut (coca cola) they confessed that they are interested in buying the piece of land in their backyard so that they could be their neighbor.Sometimes a kind gesture can lead to meeting pretty nice people.The dog owner told them that she owns the land but the land is not for sale.So they left back to where they came from.The big dog and his owner live happily there after .The End.
I will provide compassionate excellent Nursing care.
I will do my best now and tomorrow. Be a good leader,not a follower. I must Move Nursing Agenda Forward. I must do my Best all the time. I promise to update and obtain required CE every two years. Advance my knowledge,education,and experiences. I will be Knowledgeable not Knowledge Deficit. Team player,work effectively with my colleagues and other ancillary. Clock or sign in on time. Clock or Sign out on time.Have all my equipment such as Stethoscope,Pen and Pencils. I must Reason,and be Reasonable. Perform my assigned role effectively and efficiently.Follow Hospital policies and Regulations. Comply with JCAHO Standards of Care and Regulations. Carry out Doctors Orders on Time. Troubleshoot and be Supportive of my Colleagues.Know and Understand Patient Bill of Rights. Respect Patient and Families.“The very First Requirements in a Hospital is that,it should do the sick no harm “Florence Nightingale . Give medications by mouth and intravenously as ordered.Advocate for my Patients. And provide TLC. Must not Abuse Patients Physically, Emotionally or Sexually. Promote Health and Prevent Diseases. “I attribute my Success to this -I never gave or took any excuse”- Florence Nightingale .Nursing Assessment.
It is with tears that we celebrate this memorial Day,May 25th 2020.In December of 2019, Coronavirus came into USA from WUHAN CHINA.
And have spread around the world to Italy, Spain, South Korea, North Korea, Singapore, Africa.It became COVID19 PANDEMIC having spread around the world.
Memorial Day holiday is a Federal government holiday that is use for honoring and mourning of soldiers that died while serving in the USA army. This year we are including the healthcare workers and all the people that died from Coronavirus disease. May their departed souls rest in perfect peace. The Memorial Day in 2020 is observe on the last Monday in the month of May.Nearly 100,000 Americans have died in less than three months from COVID19 PANDEMIC. This is on going crisis more people will still lose their lives in this PANDEMIC. We still don’t know where are,we still need National Strategic planning testing, testing and contact tracing as we begin to open up the country.No finger pointing. God will continue to protect, provide and guide us in this difficult time. We will continue to social distancing 6feet apart,washing hands with soap and water frequently for 30seconds,use hand sanitizer frequently, cover face with mask properly when you go out.Do not touch your mouth ,eyes and nose.We cannot stay home forever. So we have to open the country at the right time, in a right way and responsibly to minimize infection and death.Together we can do better. This is one United States of America.
It was a journey that started from far away country not in USA.
It started with the letter W
Then followed by the letter U.
Wealso have the letter H
This was followed by A.
Here comes the letter N
WUHAN in China 2019.
WUHAN stands for :World unite healthcare assistance needed globally.The world is hit by COVID19 PANDEMIC.Things has fallen apart and man shall no longer be at ease.
We all heard it but nobody believe that it will be of this magnitude.
We were in a state of hope ,trust ,believe that COVID19 is well under control.Little did we know that it is not under control. We all went about our daily business. Never thought about anything like this will besiege us.
The first doctor that wanted to warn the world was silenced and relegated to the background.He died of a broken heart and COVID19. May his soul rest in perfect peace.As a medical doctor he took an oath to “Do no harm “. But he didn’t have the chance.
So Coronavirus came and collected so many lives from China to Italy USA,Korea, Singapore, Brazil, Japan,Africa etc. It visited and still visiting every corners of the globe.It is worst than armed robbers, kidnappers and boko Haram combined.We are running helter skelter and hide in our houses.Hiding was helpful ,so many enjoyed staying home orders. But people with abusive relationships have their own issues. It is unfortunate that they have to deal with this at the middle of a terrible COVID19 PANDEMIC. Hotline for abusive cases has over 100% calls.It is very sad.
Also the next victims were elderly who reside in Nursing homes lost their lives in an alarming rate.It was a sad situation. May their departed souls rest in perfect peace amen. Now that we have seen the damages, we are pointing fingers to the left and to the right. Lies are not the solutions but honesty and allowing honest researchers, Scientists and doctors to do their work effectively and efficiently.
There are problems and we need solutions. A frog does not run in the daylight for nothing. These Deaths are not fake news. These are love ones that departed so soon without a befitted funeral Ceremony. Over 94,500 changed their addresses to heaven without notice. Who will collect the treasure that was not disclosed before departure. And who will pay their debts.What about their children?.There are so many unfinished business. Families members wallow in tears every night.Who is comforting them?.How about the Mortgage or the rent?.How long will the banks wait?.And how long will the landlords wait?.
COVID19 PANDEMIC when will you go away?.You have been here since December. You killed so many people both young and old.You have destroyed the global economy.
Our stocks are going down the drain quickly and really fast.We try to stop it.So many people are unemployed and unhappy. You have created more homelessness and fears. You have destabilize the stable. We are tired of you. We are begging you. O foolish COVID19 that have bewitched us. We have suffered so many casualties. The deaths were sudden, unpredictable, unprepared.So what happened to the hidden treasure?.We will never know.Again what about the Mortgage?.What about the rent?.What about the debt?.Who will bury the dead?.Should the death bury themselves?. Who will pay for the funeral?.Do they deserve a befitted burials?.We said very soon we will get hold of COVID19 and eradicate you. “As Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness”. Galatians 3:6.
Meanwhile we will still continue social distancing, 6feet apart, wash our hands,use hand sanitizer, disinfect items and surfaces used frequently especially door knobs.Wear your mask properly when you are outside.Sneeze into the tissues or your elbow. Wash your hands after sneezing.
Restoration:Some of the stores and establishments in USA are reopening.People are sitting down with friends and families to enjoy meals in the restaurants and get some fresh air while maintaining social distancing 6feet apart.Do not allow a sick staff to serve your meals.People are trying to restore things back to its original condition by cleaning and sanitizing the Offices,restaurants ,stores and hotels.Bringing things that existed before back. Important of contact tracing shouldn’t be over emphasized.Have yourown hand sanitizer if you can for your own peace mind.
COVID19 Exposure, Prevention, Preparation, and Response plan should be in place to prevent OSHA citations, and avoid guilty lawsuits by families for wrongful death of family members. The tables are six feet apart. Tables were set outside to entertain people in the restaurants.PPE, Face mask worn properly in offices and all Business establishments.
Washing your hands with soap and water frequently for 30seconds,use hand sanitizer frequently.Avoid touching your face,mouth, eyes and nose.Sneeze or cough into a tissue or inside your elbow. Disinfect used items and surfaces such as DOOR KNOBS frequently. House keeping continuous cleaning of equipments, cleaning of frequently touch surfaces. And temperature evaluation are done upon arrival. Manipulation of data on COVID19 dashboards might not be that hidden from families that lost love ones. So we should all do the right thing.If you are sick call your office to notify them and stay home. Look after each other, and encourage one another to do the right thing. We need all the cooperation from our leaders for the betterment of the society.
Recreation:People are doing things to refresh their mind and body. These activities involve dog walking, exercise, playing games while maintaining social distancing. Life sports will be coming back soon without audience. Social distancing, no shower at the Stadium after the games. There are lower numbers of hospital admissions which is great.And that have encouraged so many governors to match on with opening up and follow the guidelines.Lot of good news.Vaccines to help with the virus is been processed in Laboratory and will be available by next year 2021.
Regeneration helps to restore capital assets. Plasma from recovery COVID19 patients can be used to treat COVID19 patients and the results are promising. This send the confused stock market to the roof. Regeneration will help to provide goods and services for our well being. Open spaces will be great,having a open dinning social distancing 6feet apart. Follow up with the NEW ROLL OUT CDC GUIDELINES.
SYMPTOMS of COVID19 starts
from 2 to 14 days. These are:
Shortness of breath
Lost of smell or taste.
Repeat shaking and chills.
New symptoms of confusion.
Also COVID19 in children can result in No symptoms or Mild symptoms. But there are reports on Pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome(PIMS) which has the symptoms like KAWASAKI disease which can affect the heart and lead to inflammatory disease that affect the blood vessels in children. Lotsof attention, tender loving care and compassion are seriously needed at this critical time. There are lots of fake news out there, so clear OBSERVATION and ACTION, if it did not look right.Consult with your doctoror go toEmergency room.
We are not that idle, we want to reopen ,work hard to play hard.
But we must do it safely and with all the protections that are out there.
The United States and the whole world have encountered so many pandemics and epidemics in the past decades,and survived all of them with vaccines, medications and compliance.
And these include typhoid fever, SARS,Smallpox, Yellow fever, Spanish fever, Polio viral disease, Scarlet fever to name a few .Also the Cholera outbreak. Cholera is usually localized in areas where there are poor sanitation and contamination of human excrement and foods.
PAN means completely, all.
DEMIC means interbreeding of organisms in a large population.
So Pandemic is a global virus infection or disease in large population.If a virus infection spread all over the world it is known as PANDEMIC. Examples of these are
Spanish flu of 1918 and 1919 started in Spain and spread around the world. 2009 H1N1 Pandemic influenza which started in USA and spread around the world. Coronavirus Pandemic outbreak of 2019.This started in WUHAN CHINA and spread quickly across the globe.So many people have died from this pandemic and millions are infected.
If the virus infection or disease spread in a community or region it is known as Epidemic.Examples Smallpox in 1600 that caused high fever, rashes,back pain and chills.
In 1793 was the yellow fever, Scarlet fever 1858 almost 95% of children were infected, typhoid fever.Polio virus that caused paralysis in 1916-1952,SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in 2003 to 2004,and Ebola of 2014 to 2016 in Guinea, Sierra Leone Liberia. Zika flu 2015 to 2016 started in Brazil and spread to South and North America to mention just a few.
But if a particular region is notoriously know for a particular disease.It is known as Endemic.For example Malaria in Africa. And Chickenpox in America but chickenpox has since been eradicated from America.
Solutions include Social distancing 6feet apart,if you going out cover your face with mask properly ,wash your hands with soap and water frequently for 30seconds,use hand sanitizer frequently, sneeze into your elbow. Disinfect frequently used items such as door knobs, if you are sick stay home.Protect healthcare workers and provide PPE,testing, testing, contact tracing,.If that trip is not important stay home.While we wait for vaccines and medications for cure.We will continue to listen to our local representatives,State and the Federal government, Scientists,doctors, nurses, and researchers. What is NSC Pandemic Playbook?.Most of us never heard of it.
Are blacks more vulnerable than other race due to UNDERLINE MEDICAL PROBLEMS?.
Here are some factors that are affecting blacks than the speculations on television.
POVERTY. Is to lack,scarcity, no access to good food, unhealthy diet due to poverty,stress from poor neighborhood, polluted air, no access to good hospitals and socioeconomic status. WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY: Poverty is destitution, indigence, privation, lack,shortage,inadequacy and scarcity.
SEVERE DISCRIMINATION. Most people don’t like blacks because of their hair and skin color. God are you with me ?. Because God this is your creation.
They are labeled unnecessarily. They are stigmatized making it difficult to get a good job unless through connection or by luck.Some suffer from social isolation, low self esteem and over weight.Racist leaders that encourage, support and promote division, sowing the seed of discord in the society.And the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field;the which when a man hath found, he hideth,and for joy thereof goeth and sellers all that he hath ,an both that field.Never give up because your efforts will put food on the table and motivate your family to move forward.Filter important information.Forward ever and backward never.
Opportunity + preparation = Destiny. How true is that for so many blacks?. If you are black, do not take “No” for an answer. Do not give up but don’t put yourself in harm’s way.COVID19 is real.It will kill anyone. Maintain and boost your immune system. Please take your vitamins. Be respective, grateful and appreciative.
ATTITUDE PROBLEMS. Be honest to yourself. Honesty is the best policy. You don’t gain anything by stubbornness. Listen to your doctors,nurses,and your teachers. Listen to your local authorities, the State and Federal government.You can learn from anyone.When you get a job maintain the job by doing the right things.Do your best to keep your job.Punctuality is the soul of business. Go to work on time.Do your assignment, if you don’t understand ask questions.Do your best to be friendly, smile when needed.Do not judge anyone.You are the carver or maker of your own future. Nobody will look after you but you.
Stop being stubborn as a black person ,pay attention, don’t be angry, because they are waiting for you to be hyper. So that they will document against you. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently, use hand sanitizer frequently, social distancing 6feet apart, sneeze into your elbow. Do not touch your face. If you are sick stay home. Do not be a statistic. Pay attention to what other race are doing. What is good for the goose is good for you too. Find a way to survive COVID19 by not sacrificing your life. Watch your front and back. Talk only when necessary.
Some African old men especially those from Nigeria go back to Nigeria and marry young women and turn these women into “ATM MACHINE”. So these women work 16hours every day.They worked and worked, their immune system become compromised because their bodies have not rested.Men that do this are PIMPS. So many Nigerian women died from Coronavirus because they have husbands that don’t really care about them but the money that is coming in.Do not allow yourself to be abused.If the heat in the kitchen is too much complain to someone who will listen to you. And make changes, if it is not working get out.
Please don’t be a victim. I am not guessing, I know what I am saying. God did not create blacks to be the worst believe me.There is nothing that blacks cannot do.Reflect back on wealthy blacks that you know.Smile and be encouraged because you can be that person. All you need is to be determined and focused.
In those days, long,long time ago,there used to be lots of Made in USA such as quality clothes, computers, stereos systems, foods, cell phones, shoes,facemasks,freezer,washer,
corned beef,sardines,ventilators, Personal Protective Equipments.
But in the past several years manufacturers became greedy wanted to produce for less and maximize profits. Economy is the maximization of profits.How can we ignore what make America great?.Which is to be self sufficient and self reliance.
How can USA rely on China and other countries for essential goods.To have made in USA products is to love your freedom. Most often we have distributed in USA instead of manufactured in USA. For example Robitussin is distributed by Pfizer Madison. Made in Canada. Chest Rub made in India.Distributed by Greenbrier International Inc.Olay distributed by Procter and Gamble.
Hate and Discrimination. Why hire Americans to do the jobs?.Let us take our business out to the countries where labor is cheaper to manufacture products.
Group of People. What happen to them do not concern us. How can we be so desensitized to other human beings.
Why the prejudice against people that don’t look like us.
America products should thrive and not failure to thrive. We should encourage made in America goods.
CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC brought the worst misery ,and excruciating pain to the whole wide world. So many casualties, lots of people departed lots are in the hospitals.COVID19 PANDEMIC also exposed us to a huge fat truth. And that is, that most hospitals needed equipments are manufactured in China. It is unbelievable.This is America,the land of the brave. Hospitals equipments should be manufactured here in USA. So many meats are manufactured here in USA which is great.
As we continue to plan and think about what is next.You should not forget to wash your hands with soap and water frequently 30seconds,use hand sanitizer frequently, don’t touch your face,if you are sick stay home. If anyone in your house test positive quarantine everyone. Social distancing 6feet apart.Please disinfect frequently used items such as door knobs. Sneeze into your elbow and wash your hands. Minimize social gathering.
We are health care professionals that deceased due to COVID19 PANDEMIC in 2020.
When we get to heaven, God will ask for our names and what we did.We will give God our names and tell God that we used to be health care professionals.But we lost our lives while saving the lives of others during COVID19 PANDEMIC. We are proud of what we did.And our patients needed us more.God will look at us,saw no color, no country of origin but hardworking people that departed so soon. “Go into my kingdom and I will give you rest”.YOU HAVE DONE WELL.
Rest in perfect peace my heroes, amen. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
We are nurses.We are proud of the work that we do.And our patients need us more at this critical COVID19 PANDEMIC time than ever.Nursing is a profession that is within healthcare system.Nurses focus on the care of individuals, families and communities.Nurses provide care independently and also interdependently with doctors. Nurses promote and maintain ultimate quality of life.
This book below is @ Amazon.com.It talks about what nurses do.
My name is Jenny and I will be your nurse today from 7am to 7:30 pm. Your breakfast will be served at 0730am.I will perform your physical assessment at 08am,give your medication as ordered at 09am including your antibiotics intravenously. At 10am I will change your dressing.I will check on you every one hour.And we go from there. Do you need anything?.Bed place in a low position and locked, call light within reach,patient table tidy up and clean, urinal emptied. Assess for the three PPPs before leaving patient room. ( pain,potty and personal belongings)Medicate patients for pain. Assessing pain level from a scale of zero to 10.The hallmark before medication is given is to check for the eight rights.The right patient,right doctor,right order,right dose,right route,right time,right reasons,right duration and the right documentation.
Check lab results,notify the doctor immediately for critical lab values.
Do your patients need blood transfusion,electrolyte replacement?.
Call and notify the doctor for change in condition. Prepare patient for surgery,preoperative checklist, preoperative evaluation, educate patient and perform CHG bath,use of incentive spirometry and deep breathing. The list goes on.Thank God is 24/7 service and there is always continuity of care.