Not true. The staff trained in ICU have specialized training, the patient ratios are also different in ICU vs acute. The challenge right now is that ICU at capacity. Those coming in for Covid can move really rapidly in there, so that prevents others who have surgeries from getting the surgeries in case something goes wrong.There’s a lot of staff in acute care doing nothing if 98% of beds are not in use
Easy to redirect some of that staff to icu
Of course that’s not news worthy.
Except in acute care you will have many NAs some LPNs and a few RNs that supervise the over all section. So maybe four or five RNs will be overseeing 40 or so patients (donf know the exact ratio). In ICU you will have a much lower ratios of RNs. So taking one RN from another RN, would be servicing 10 less patients. So all of a sudden taking one RN reduces acute care by 25% capacity. There is also a minimum number of RNs that must be available even in acute care. I don’t have the exact ratios, but I don’t think I am that far off.RN is a RN, work horses of ICU, emerg & acute...same skills.
That doesn't make any sense.
They say that 98% of hospital beds in Calgary are full and 96% in Edmonton.
[/QUOTThere is a safe and stable health system in place for Albertans with 98.2% of acute care beds open and available for patients.www.albertahealthservices.ca
It is because of your constant cheap shots at people you don't like that I don't give you an ounce of credibility.You have to be careful of any numbers coming from Kenney's office. His nickname is Slippery for a reason.
Uhh no.RN is a RN, work horses of ICU, emerg & acute...same skills.
you are a long ways from Alberta and you spend to much time with your union buddies.. There has been a constant campaign against Alberta from day 1. When one looks at overall death rates from day 1 Quebec is the clear leader but Legault has the highest ratings. In every province doctors have been criticizing the measures or lack of measures in their province and have been demanding more restrictions and lockdown. I yawn when I see the national networks constantly focused on Alberta.How much credibility do you give the doctors in Alberta ?
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That would actually be an APRN ...otherwise they all get the same education. But ya...if a RN works in ICU she would be better able to do the job than an RN from emerg and vice versa. (My brother has been an RN for decades but his specialty was a desk job running the union....still he has worked in ICU.)Uhh no.
A RN is like a Doctor. They'll have different specialities.
I'd suggests a psychiatrist might not be the MD you want treating COVID.
Just as a Pschyiatric nurse might not be the ideal choice to treat COVID.
And “ Denmark has lifted the last of its coronavirus restrictions, effectively declaring that the virus was no longer a “critical threat to society” and allowing the country to get back to a semblance of prepandemic normal.”! Amazing!
Without an effective vaccine, it's premature to remove restrictions pretty much anywhere.Removing restrictions was a disaster for Alberta.
Too bad some idiot called an election during a pandemic.Ontario should learn from Alberta's experience and be very careful removing restrictions.
People are only kidding themselves we will get through this 4th wave and potential future ones without applying even more restrictions.
Wishing and hoping isn't going to work.