1. Elizabeth Smith

    I just had to room sit for a COVID positive patient for 8 hours yesterday. They didn’t tell me the patient had COVID and pulled me off another floor, where I was working as a tech. All they said was that I could prob get off early and that it was not a dangerous patient. I got to the floor and it was a COVID room. I’m new so I didn’t speak up. Then- they left me for 8 hours. I did get a couple of breaks one 15 minutes one 1/2 an hour. At the end of 8 hours I asked to be traded out and the charge nurse threw a fit- she said that nobody else had ever been asked to be traded out of a COVID room and made a huge deal about it. I was shocked it was horrible. Def writing a letter to HR. that wasn’t right. I won’t give any details about the patient but the person did have an occasional persistent cough and didn’t have a mask on.

  2. Teresa Taylor

    I am a high risk sitter. I refused to sit in Covid 19 positive rooms because by CDC guidelines I am hgh risk. My employer doesn’t agree with my decision. What can I do to protect my own health and keep my job.

  3. Brenda Chevez

    Aren’t we all human, and as nurses don’t we pledge to care for the sick. What about the patient in the room with a sitter who may be COVID positive. Isn’t that also possible? What has COVID got to do with anything? We all must have lost our education how to prevent disease and put on PPE. How all of the sudden did we forget that we are nurses?!?!


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