Urgent care centers brace for waves ahead as RNs become scarce

Urgent care centers brace for waves ahead as RNs become scarce

EMOTIONS TONIGHT, RUNNING HIGH AFTER A HAIL OF GUNFIRE COMES DOWN ON ONE COMMUNITY. BUT FIRST. >> JUST HOW LONG WILL IT LAST THE PANDEMIC CAN LAST A FEW MORE MONTHS OR A FEW MORE YEARS WARNINGS TONIGHT FROM HEALTH OFFICIALS ABOUT THE CONTINUED ROLLER COASTER OF WAVES AND EXHAUSTION. OUR HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE FACING AND HAVE ALREADY FACED THE MAYOR RON NIRENBERG CONFIRMING OUR HOSPITAL SAW 209 NEW COVID PATIENTS. >> OF THOSE 24 OUR PEDIATRIC PATIENTS SEWING TO DRAIN ARE LEFT VULNERABLE WITHOUT A VACCINE URGENT CARE CENTERS ALSO FEELING THE PRESSURE AS THEY TRY TO HELP WITH TESTING VACCINATIONS AND TREATMENTS. THE NIGHT TEAM’S PATTY SANTOS REPORTS. >> A 1200 DAILY PATIENT VISIT AT 19 TEXAS MED CLINICS IN BEXAR TRAVIS AND COME OUT COUNTIES WE’RE ACTUALLY SEEING NUMBERS THAT ARE SLIGHTLY ABOVE WHAT WE’RE SEEING THIS TIME LAST YEAR IN AUGUST ABOUT 600 OF THOSE ARE REQUESTS FOR COVID-19 TESTING AND OTHER 100 OUR VACCINE VISITS DAILY. OTHER ILLNESSES KEEPING MANY NON 24 HOUR CLINIC STAFF INTO THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING. BUT DOCTOR DAVID COULD HIM PRACTICING PHYSICIANS SAYS HIS STAFF IS HANGING NOT WERE FORTUNATE. OUR STAFF IS. >> REALLY MAINTAINING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. I THINK IT COULD BE A LOT MORE DISCOURAGING IN HOSPITAL SETTING WHETHER PUBLIC SCENE MUCH MUCH SICKER PEOPLE AND HAVING TO DEAL WITH MUCH MORE CHALLENGING PROBLEMS AND WE ARE ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS AND THE NUMBER OF REGISTERED NURSES WHO ASKED TO BECOME INACTIVE THIS YEAR HAS NEARLY DOUBLED COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. >> THERE’S BEEN A 91% INCREASE IN THE INACTIVE STATUS NOTICES AND THAT’S ONLY 3 QUARTERS OF THE DATA SO FAR COLLECTED BY THE TEXAS BOARD OF NURSING. METRO HEALTH SAYS AN END TO THE PANDEMIC IS IN THE HANDS OF THE UNVACCINATED THE FEAR IS THE DELTA VARIANT WILL MORPH YET AGAIN ITS HEIGHT. >> DO WE WANT TO BE IN THIS FOR ANOTHER FEW MONTHS OR DO WE WANT TO BE IN THE PANDEMIC FOR ANOTHER A YEAR OR MORE A LOT OF IT DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH. WE GET VACCINATED NOW. >> AND THE TEXAS MED CLINICS AS THEY STARTED COLLECTING DATA IN PEDIATRIC CASES THAT THEY’RE SEEING IN PREPARATION OF WHAT THEY EXPECT WILL BE A SURGE OF STUDENTS INFECTED. ONE SCHOOL CLASSROOMS OPEN UP AGAIN THEY ALSO TELL US THEY TRY TO KEEP A WA
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Urgent care centers brace for waves ahead as RNs become scarce

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