I am not going to lie, this virtual nursing thing has not been an easy road. Never did I imagine something like this happening in my lifetime. It's been quite unpredictable, and it's been a challenge. With that being said, what this pandemic has brought me is time to focus on some things that I've wanted to pursue, but students needs were always prioritized above my wants.
The Stop the Bleed Program has intrigued me from day 1. It's amazing how just a little knowledge can save so many lives. I am honored to now be a Stop the Bleed Ambassador. I want to create awareness of what Stop the Bleed is and why it makes sense. When people and organizations find out about it, they will want to take action.
What is Stop the Bleed?
While I think it is safe to say we are welcoming of the sunshine and spring, it does come with allergies. Allergy symptoms are quite similar in ways to the symptoms of COVID-19 and can really create panic that is unwarranted. The Allergy and Asthma Network has put together an information sheet which you can find here or also on the MCS website under the MCS and Cornonavirus Info Page . Please remember to continue with good hand washing as well as practicing social distancing. If we all do our part, the sooner this will end. Missing my people and so ready for this to be over!
As if COVID-19 wasn't enough to health concern, the FDA recently released an alert on EpiPens. See the full alert below. If you have questions or concerns regarding EpiPens, please feel free to reach out!
FDA EpiPen Alert