Amaneey

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  1. Short video of an ICU nurse in Abbotsford dealing with COVID-19 https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0zf7KyQOte7IHE_r9hp2YF_ocClU38XzSQa5SfTQZ9mUk5dTECu8 bz38A&feature=youtu.be&v=VF_L3R_OYw4
  2. When my unit has reported deaths due to COVID-19, its because of the infection and its associated complications, such as COVID-19 induced cardiomyopathy.
  3. October 2011 (although was a secret lurker for a couple years before I joined). Prior that I wasn't really into hockey. My love for the Canucks started when I moved to Alberta for school. I was homesick and started watching the Canuck/hockey for some sort of comfort, and haven't looked back since.
  4. Huge game by the Canucks. Solid team effort, couldn't be more proud of this team! On to the next one!! Hopefully we have Meyers back soon.
  5. I actually agree with this. It doesn't have anything to do with taking people's citizenship away... Did you even read the article haha.
  6. Just wanted to share this recent study for people who may be interested: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2765184?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=content-shareicons&utm_content=article_engagement&utm_medium=social&utm_term=042220&fbclid=IwAR0-iQWnoWp3zeIg-dX87HWt8jfZMHmVGK0AdVudLedBJLAdEEecZFA3VdQ#.XqEDDZcKVkk.twitter I find the baseline characteristics outlined in table 1 to be pretty interesting. Seems like of the 5700 patients part of this study, most were middle aged, obese, Caucasian men, with diabetes and hypertension.
  7. Not to get too specific about my place of work, but in my hospital we can have about 25 - 35 vented patients. By the time I left work yesterday, I think we had 10-14 query/positive COVID patients needing to be vented. That's just COVID patients... In my estimate we are usually at least 70% full with patients needing life support for other reasons - pneumonia, cardiac arrest, septic shock etc. Now with this pandemic, there is definitely doing to be a crunch for resources and staff.
  8. We've got a few people under 50 on life support at the moment just in my ICU. Don't you get what that means? What happens when more and more people get really sick, we run out of ventilators? We run out drugs keeping them alive? Frontline staff getting burnt out? People are going to die, including the so called young and healthy ones. I think people arguing against what medical experts are saying at this point about social distancing are just selfish, ignorant and plainly put, dumb. Experts across the world are saying the same thing. Unless these ppl have a degree in any relevant medical field and actually see what's going on in the hospitals, they can keep their ignorant opinions to themselves.
  9. I work in an ICU in the lower mainland. They are saying that health care professionals who contract the virus from patients actually tend to get a lot sicker, when compared to other people in the same age group and with a similar health history. Possibly because the are in prolonged close contact with these patients who may be undergoing aerolized generating procedures such as intubation, nebulizer or BiPap. We are working pretty short, lots of people coming in on their days off. I think as this progresses people with definitely get burnt out, which decreases their immunity and makes them more prone to getting sick in general. I wish more young and healthy people would take this seriously. We all need to do our part here for the greater good. We can still limit the spread and save lives. I encourage you all to maintain good hand hygiene, keep practicing social distancing, stay away from the hospital if you don't need to be there. Hopefully this thing doesn't go on for much longer, but I have a feeling a lot more people are going to get sick before things get better.
  10. So sht like this really angers me. Are people really that dense? That ignorant or unsympathetic to harm this can cause? Spent the last two days taking care of COVID-19 patients on life support. It's getting harder and busier every day, it's a drain on all of our resources and mental healt. Frontline staff are putting their lives at risk by taking care of sick patients, and these idiots have the nerve to go strolling by the beach? Do they not comprehend what "social distancing" means? What entitled jerks.