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California weighs order canceling elective surgeries as COVID surges

Original post made on Jan 12, 2022

As a third of hospitals report critical staffing shortages, California's health department is considering issuing an order postponing many elective surgeries. Many procedures, including a lung transplant, already have been canceled.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 10, 2022, 2:47 PM

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Posted by Carol
a resident of another community
on Jan 12, 2022 at 1:55 pm

Carol is a registered user.

Adult acute care during the best of times is stressful & more often than not physically demanding. This staffing shortage will have long term repercussions for nonunionized staff especially in the years ahead. It shortens the acute care working careers of many health care providers that are currently toiling in todays trenches, due to repetitive strain injuries.

I was told first hand that in South Africa other hospital providers will roll up their sleeves & work along side floor nurses in their time of need. Be part of the solution Administrators!

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