1: YOU are dealing with COVID–19 not only at work but at home and in your community. Remember in Nursing School when they told us to leave work at work and home at home………it can’t be done, we are human and more than anything we are caregivers to everyone.
2: YOU are supporting each other to have the knowledge, skills and abilities to care for all patients including COVID-19 patients.
3: YOU are continuing to onboard and train new nurses so you have the staff you need- even though they are new to everything- not just COVID-19 patients.
4: YOU are doing all of this in a world where the messaging is changing every day and you are constantly having to keep up with new information.
5: YOU are escalating concerns so that caregivers and staff are as safe as possible and they know what to do in mostly common occurrences in uncommon times-as YOU are the voice of the patient.
6: YOU are practicing in a world that is no longer what we knew- this situation is unprecedented and changed- and you are coming together to keep moms and babies safe.
7: YOU are working to help bring babies safely into the world all while working to protect everyone else so the brand new grandma has the chance meet her new grandbaby.
8: YOU ARE AMAZING AND SO VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!
- Adapted from Anna Engelhart, CES, M Health Fairview