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Taking Hold of COVID-19

Empowering the community with education and tools to decompress hospital waiting rooms.

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My Clinical Director was my initial resource. We're both military veterans and understand bio-terrorism along with mass casualty situations, but hearing him project what would happen since February and watching it all play out exactly like he said it would drove me to do further research and create a living document with up-to-date information. The more information and articles I read, the more I understood that I was standing in the shadow of massive wave.

Upload or share a link to this resource/message/source of information to share it with others.

Here is a link to a collection of information I have gathered so far.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mV6EQ07RlVeXBB4crSt2onnMw7PDs0ZNcwXo5D3mguA/edit#

The idea is to provide a document for registered nurses, similar to that of a textbook, to use as a resource in a time where information is constantly being updated on a novel virus.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

My behaviors changed, because having up-to-date information with embedded links and videos helped streamline my efforts to search for related COVID-19 information.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

I either texted nurses a link or provided a QR code for them to scan using the camera feature on their smartphones. 

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Word of Mouth

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

The information I am missing is adding Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) medications, so that all nurses get more familiar with the medications we'll be using. Since it is likely we will all have patients on ventilators at some point, then all nurses will need to ensure their skills are sharpened.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

Politicians need to understand this information to better impose quarantines sooner, activate or create teams that will track COVID-19 patients and identify their social encounters, and to place healthcare workers (HCW) first for swab-testing to ensure current relaxed CDC Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) guidelines are effective, before more HCW are infected leading to reductions in workforce to care for the sick

What is your current profession?

Emergency Department Registered Nurse

In what city are you located?

Fullerton, CA

In what country are you located?

United States of America

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