How Is Communication Making Nursing Sick?
The Dangers Of Going To Work Sick
Pleasedo not use this form to submit personal or patient medical information or to report adverse drug events. You are encouraged to report adverse drug event information to the FDA. That has left many hospitals scrambling to find skilled staff to tend to waves of patients with COVID-19. But the dilemma also strains health workers’ sense of professional responsibility, knowing they may become vectors spreading infectious diseases to the patients they’re meant to heal.
Sick Of Going To Work Sick
"Clearly, healthcare workers come to work sick, and I think that there are a lot of things that go into why people do that," Babcock says. Of the 76 staff members and 105 patients in the study, 18 staff members and four patients were reported to have ARIs, while 16 staff members, or 89% of those who reported an illness, said they worked when they were sick. According to a recent study, almost 90% of staff members at one facility who had an acute respiratory illness during five months of intense surveillance went to work when they were sick, despite the facility's policies against doing so.