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Social media tips for registered nurses

Social media tips for registered nurses

Dear SUN Member: We're all seeing lots of posts from health care workers online, and want to make sure we're conducting ourselves in the appropriate way. As a result, members are asking about best practices when posting on social media. The following are suggestions from the Canadian Nurses Protective Society regarding social media etiquette and responsibilities for nurses:…

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The lessons Italy has learned about its COVID-19 outbreak could help the rest of the world

The lessons Italy has learned about its COVID-19 outbreak could help the rest of the world

For the first time since coronavirus infections exploded in the small town of Lodi, Lombardy, the northern Italian region that would become the epicentre of the European outbreak, a remarkable sight has appeared in the hospital there: a few empty beds. Health-care workers continue to issue strong warnings that Italy is far from being out of the woods, and on Wednesday…

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COVID-19 in Sask: Updates on ventilator supply, masks and equipment for frontline workers

COVID-19 in Sask: Updates on ventilator supply, masks and equipment for frontline workers

New figures suggest the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has secured some additional ventilators but still has hundreds more on order to treat people in a potential surge of serious COVID-19 cases. In critical cases, COVID-19 attacks the lungs and restricts breathing to the point where a patient needs a ventilator to stay alive. Early last week, the health authority said it had 91…

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SHA would factor in age, frailty, chronic illness if forced to ration ventilators

SHA would factor in age, frailty, chronic illness if forced to ration ventilators

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is planning to form triage committees that would decide who gets life-saving treatment if COVID-19 floods the health system with too many severely ill patients. The committees would apply a range of factors to ration scarce equipment, including ventilators that allow patients to breathe. They would decide when to withdraw that treatment to save more lives.…

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Five reasons Sask. won't run out of supplies due to COVID-19

Five reasons Sask. won't run out of supplies due to COVID-19

Ever since COVID-19 arrived in Saskatchewan, many shoppers have found empty shelves when looking for staples like flour or rice at local grocery stores. While COVID-19 is a major challenge, there’s no need to stock up a doomsday bunkers’ worth of supplies while leaving nothing for our neighbours, said Richard Gray, a professor of agriculture and resource economics at the University…

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