Our nurse’s long summer in A&E

College Nurse Jo Rhodes comes to Trinity Hall after working as a staff nurse for two years in Accident & Emergency. When Coronavirus took hold across the country she and her colleagues faced a new challenge.

Jo Rhodes, Trinity Hall nurse

Trinity Hall College护士的工作与它至关重要,并且随着持续的冠状病毒大流行,它比以往任何时候都更重要。我们的学生手册描述了她这样的角色:

“该学院聘请了一名护士,乔罗得岛,他可以管理治疗和药物;提供医疗保健建议,如哮喘,糖尿病和饮食障碍等条件;治疗轻微的疾病和伤害;支持,监测和关心从严重疾病,事故,运营或住院中恢复的学生;提供咨询和提高对一般健康问题的认识和预防措施......“

而这样的例子不胜枚举。

Fortunately Jo is used to juggling things and giving care in one of the most extreme environments – a busy hospital A&E ward.

For the past two years she has worked in the West Suffolk Hospital A&E in Bury St Edmund’s.

In normal times it was busy said Jo: “Working as an A&E nurse up until recently has involved doing 12 hour shifts at a relentless pace. It never stops. From the critical patient who has suddenly been taken unwell to those with ongoing, long-term health issues who deteriorate, or those who had an accident four days ago but now think they might have broken their wrist. It remains varied to say the least.”

But as Coronavirus forced the country into lockdown she saw a dramatic shift in those presenting at hospital: “Members of the general public stayed away and were forced to self-care. Those attending A&E during that time were dramatically unwell: heart attacks, respiratory complications, or elderly with chronic underlying conditions. We were having to keep relatives away, wear full PPE and try to do our job.”

Jo Rhodes, Trinity Hall nurse, and an A&E colleague in full PPE
Jo Rhodes, Trinity Hall nurse, and an A&E colleague in full PPE

该医院有一个特殊的领域,救护车机组人员提醒的人可能有冠状病毒,并迅速评估。这是在这里,护士喜欢乔面对他们最具挑战性的工作。

“在这个领域,您必须佩戴高质量的全PPE保护。我无法解释在试图插管时,它会使生命变化(将薄管放入)患者。两层厚厚的橡胶手套,脖子到地板衣服,头发网,面罩和全遮阳板 - 加上我通常的眼镜,以便能够看到。

“它很热,限制性,你听不到,往往听不到你的声音。”

对于一些患者,特别是那些患有痴呆症的患者,这是一个非常令人不安的经历,并从治疗他们的人那里得到宽松的耐心和技能。

对于护士来说,它可能意味着晕倒咒语,幽闭恐惧感和增加的烦躁。 “我们很快就实现了四个小时的最大值,但没有错,我们都必须尽我们所在的班次。”

乔伊上大学发布了这个术语,在夏天和休息时为大学工作。她现在正在帮助照顾在大学里需要她帮助的人,并促进冠状病毒的指导:“我们都试图解释与学院有关的指导方针,我希望能帮助每个人,帮助自己照顾他们的幸福。“

拥有大学护士对大学的人带来了巨大差异。一个成员在他们有症状时谈论他们的经验:“当我生病时,乔是一个不断的支持来源。她的检查让我感到不那么孤立,她总是很乐意回答我所拥有的任何问题。我非常感谢我们在Trinity Hall。“

乔的经历教授了她许多宝贵的课程 - 包括这个Sobering一个:

“从我的经历中,这很明显,仍然如此,那些以最大的风险是老人和潜在条件的人。但总有随机的人。适合,健康,35岁的说法,绝对没有明显的弱点,病毒可以证明致命。

“所以请 - 戴上面具,洗手并保持距离。”

Jo通常在周一,星期三和星期五工作。她在新的Build D01中运营Wychfield.网站的服务下降,但学生还可以通过电子邮件联系她(nurse@trinhall.cam.ac.uk.)她可以安排在他们的房间或医院中访问它们。虽然相关的冠状病毒相关的限制就到位,但访问将符合社交延视指南。

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