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« on: May 02, 2020, 06:10:31 PM »
At this time, my institution is directing departments to supporting entrance into hospital l. My department has to supply 440 hours a week, if not enough volunteers, they will be appointed. At 33 years in, I would be one of the last appointed, I am volunteering for all positions I can, difference, any other volunteer time Is deducted from their normal hours. Since I am only working 1/2 time, add 4-6 hours per day additional is nothing. I believe in service, any hour I volunteer, is a plus for my department. Tomorrow will be interesting, entrance Monitor at Covid clinic.
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Re: Covid
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2020, 08:21:56 PM »
Thanks Brian for your volunteer service.
Keep us posted and stay safe.



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Re: Covid
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2020, 09:01:24 PM »
Brian:
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Re: Covid
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2020, 01:40:04 AM »
My Good Dusty -
Thank You for volunteering. I would consider this "hazardous duty", no less so than
working inside in "covid wards".

I fully expect them to give you Personal protective equipment (PPE) and some basic instruction on
correctly wearing them. If you have ever had hazmat or NBC training, it should be familiar, especially correct
fitting, deconamination, removal , and disposal. Do not neglect eye protection, even if they do not supply it.
If you fit your mask like it's saving you from nerve gas, you will be fine.

A woodworker style full face shield, if you can get one, is an ideal addition to a mask.
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If they do not have or cannot supply you with an N95 mask, please pm me asap.

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Re: Covid
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2020, 03:01:04 PM »
Holy Crap, Completed 1st tour Sunday, Entrance Monitor at ILI, (Influenzas Like Illness), wasn’t written out when I volunteered, Covid Clinic. This +60 year old obese diabetic shouldn’t be there, once I realized, I didn’t back out. At check-in, was handed scrubs, smock & mask, I was already wearing a safety face shield. Going through entrance screening, Entrance Monitor usually 2nd in line, at the clinic 1st contact, my job, have patients use hand sanitizer, if not wearing a mask, have them put one on, if wearing one, have them remove it, & put on a fresh one. When the reassignment came out 3 weeks ago, come Thursday AM, no positions available. Week 2, ILI entrance monitor, only thing left. Week 3, a lot more available, took 2 Patient Transport slots, best description, escort, make sure they make it to destination without deviation. Working 1/2 time, 0700-1130, I got the jump, volunteered for 1300-1700 3 days next week so I won’t be going home the come back. Radiology for several weeks, was operating at less the 50%, ramping up now, so keeping options open to volunteer for more. This idiot went frontline Sunday!
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Re: Covid
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2020, 03:07:20 AM »
Brian -
good luck!

does their protocol give you instructions on what to do if you are sneezed/coughed upon?
Mrs Marvel ( the retired dr and cancer researcher) says: don't worry that's what your gear is for.
finish with the patient then get "hosed off". 
In your gear.
then change your gear.
Big Secret: even soapy water works fine!

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Re: Covid
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2020, 03:13:33 PM »
Yes

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Re: Covid
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2020, 02:36:18 PM »
Count your blessings you're not medical staff in Russia . . .

https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/05/06/2-russian-doctors-dead-1-in-icu-after-mysterious-accidents/


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Re: Covid
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2020, 09:48:30 PM »
This is a learning process for all. My 1st duty, volunteered ILI Entrance Monitor. Only after I volunteered, did I understand ILI stood for Influenzas Like Illness (Covid Clinic). 2nd Entrance Monitor is the primary at entrance. At all other entrances, I admit, I would have been overwhelmed, for all other entrances, I would have been in charge of a dozen people, at ILI, the team was 3, me, myself, & I. No screeners, no temperature monitors, no transport. 2nd time transport 1700-2100, was told to log all requests, I did, but wasn’t told who do I turn the log in too. 3rd shift, transport 1300-1700. I logged all requests by time, by request PT patient escort, PB personal belongings, & location, at end of shift, I approached orange vest, (entrance monitor) & asked who do I give my log to? She told me information desk. So I went to info desk to hand over my log, the reply I got was holy crap, they realized there should have been reports/logs handed in. I kept a log & turned it in, 1 other of the 3 of us kept a log, I saw them thow it out. So my report, multiply x4, for 2.5 hours, I rarely saw them. I understand why on the data collection, planning. I showed up a half hour early, busy enough I did 2x transports before I was to start.
Things getting serious, between My department ramping up, & 440 hours a week of reassignment, all vacations in equipment service are suspended. Hoping the 20 hours a week I volunteer for & still report for duty for 20 hours a week will give my group some protection.
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Re: Covid
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2020, 09:39:28 PM »
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Re: Covid
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2020, 05:24:03 PM »
S.O.F.; Stupid Old Fool! I survived 6 hours as entrance monitor at Covid clinic, plus 24 hours at main entrance as transport, I found transport very rewarding. This week, my department crapped on me, I am done volunteering for them. From now on, I will report to the charge nurse & ask if they need me.
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Re: Covid
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2020, 02:00:00 PM »
May 3rd-Jun 7th, will served 19 shifts for 80 hours. I am the only volunteer in the building, all other volunteers kicked out mid March. With 33 years in, I wouldn’t be volunteered/told, me volunteering relived my department l, allowing others to stay at their jobs. My department/institution haven’t acknowledged this service.
June 9th, stick the fork in my butt, I am done. I have sent emails to both VA, & UIHC requesting special status, I am still/wanting to help either.
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Re: Covid
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2020, 09:18:09 PM »
This AM, as I approached the screeners, the thermal camera was alarming, I immediately stopped, expecting a 2nd check, they told me it was from behind me, they also said same thing to the person 6’ behind me, the camera alarmed from 30’. This afternoon, I was in front of a camera for 2 hours, the camera alarmed, the nurse in charge approached me with a thermometer, whoever tripped the alarm was no longer in view of the camera. My last day is Monday, my department is pressuring me to be a temporary consultant. I have said no, but I would be a departmental volunteer to support Covid as “transport“. At this time, I feel safer in the hospital than I do in public.
My department is on board, details need to be worked out on parking.
At this time, no volunteers in facility, my department & I are back dooring them. Many departments are upset with Monday being my last day. I gave my group the standard reply, he is on standby.
BTW, with Monday being my last day, I am wearing a kilt, USAF tartan, will have shorts on underneath.
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Re: Covid
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2020, 08:00:48 AM »
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Re: Covid
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2020, 03:47:25 PM »
My plan on retirement, 20 hours a week volunteering. That went out the door March 11th. Both VA & UIHC barred volunteers. 4/27, my department was called upon for reassignments, for me working 1/2 time, it wasn’t reassignment, it was a chance to volunteer. Now retired, working with my department to continue, only thing to be worked out is parking, I don’t think I should pay to volunteer for up to 20 hours a week.
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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2020, 04:29:06 PM »
, only thing to be worked out is parking, I don’t think I should pay to volunteer for up to 20 hours a week.


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Re: Covid
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2020, 04:45:15 PM »
For me it is nonstarter, someone giving you 20 hours a week shouldn’t have to pay for parking!
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Re: Covid
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2020, 07:46:33 AM »
For me it is nonstarter, someone giving you 20 hours a week shouldn’t have to pay for parking!
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Even if you're only giving an hour or two a year, you shouldn't have to pay for parking when you're volunteering. Now if you're are there for tests or to see a sick friend or something like that, it's different.
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Re: Covid
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2020, 07:51:12 AM »
Even if you're only giving an hour or two a year, you shouldn't have to pay for parking when you're volunteering. Now if you're are there for tests or to see a sick friend or something like that, it's different.

I agree, and take it a bit further,  Serving Jury duty , you should not have to pay parking ....

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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2020, 12:15:34 PM »
Even if you're only giving an hour or two a year, you shouldn't have to pay for parking when you're volunteering. Now if you're are there for tests or to see a sick friend or something like that, it's different.

The Bryan Campuses here in Lincoln don't even charge for that, and up until the COVID stuff from 6am to 4pm the valet parked the car for you.   
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