We go to work when the world is asking people to stay home. We will take are of you if you’re sick.
I am proud to work with my group of doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants as we collaborate, dialogue, and prepare for what will transpire over the next few weeks (and possibly months).
We are preparing the best we can and hopeful that the social distancing does “flatten the curve”. We are an amazing group who want to treat, comfort, and support our patients – but we cannot do it without your help.
We need you to stay home. We need there to be no play dates. We need neighbors to help the elderly and keep them indoors. Buy their groceries.
We need you to trust us when we ask you to call our offices before you consider coming into the ER unless you are having life threatening breathing difficulties or uncontrolled fever (symptoms associated with COVID-19).
We also need you not to be afraid to head to the ER if you’re concerned of a stroke or heart attack – we’re still ready to care for you.
We will be tired. Our families will be worried about us. We will be worried about them. I’ve seen some amazing things these last few days – and it’s only been a few days. I expect the next few weeks will really test us.
I promise not to lose faith, but will need your strength, patience and understanding. Strength in numbers – we can all get through this together (preferably 6 ft apart after you wash your hands).
12 thoughts on “Nursing During a Pandemic”
Thank you for all you do!
Thanks for all you do in helping others, I hope you know how much you are appreciated! Great tips, and I’m glad you’re staying positive. I have a nurse friend who is really struggling through this. I’m sure it’s tough, but it’s refreshing to see your positive outlook on it!
Sending strength vibes your way! Thanks for your continued fight and though it seems like things are looking up lately, we have a long time before we return to “normal.”
I hope things are starting to get better for everybody! You all definitely deserve a long vacation after all of this is over.
I’m so thankful for all the health care workers working their tails off for everyone! Thank you!! 😊
Thank you for this. We are doing our best!
Thank you for all you are doing during this crazy time. Hang in there and stay healthy and safe yourself!!
You hang in there because you all are heroes during this pandemic. And we all must do our part so that all of you can slowly go back to normalcy or as close to it as possible. THANK YOU!
Thank you for taking care of those in need! It’s good to get reminders of how serious this is, and that we aren’t just doing this for ourselves
Thank you for all you are doing! I have several friends in the medical field, it’s such hard work for you all right now.
Tiffany…wow…God bless you for being out there on the front lines helping, serving and giving your all. I certainly hope others reading your blog understand the importance of “not allowing playdates.” Which, is certainly hard on the children and parents for sure, but keeping everyone healthy is key to all of us being able to once again play, work, and gather. Also I’m helping a couple of elderly neighbors/friends by getting their groceries and doing anything I can for them…calling, making them a card. (And, like you I have a blog, and my own company so I work full time..) We can all do a small part to help. Thanks so much for caring for all of us!
We are all in this together. I do miss people, but the kids are adapting and doing a lot of online trivia games, etc. together. Stay well!