A medical facility in El Paso refuted the allegations of neglect of their Covid-19 patients. The allegation was recently posted via social media by a traveling nurse in El Paso.
According to the traveling nurse, she was at the medical facility for two and a half weeks. During that time, the traveling nurse states she experienced emotional scarring while caring for Covid-19 patients at the hospital. The traveling nurse alleged that doctors in the hospital failed to encourage their staff to exhaust all their options in treating the patients. Some even resisted seeing the Covid-19 patients.
Investigators visited the medical facility to confirm if the allegations are true. However, medical staff could not be reached for comment.
In a news release, the hospital states that a survey as well as an inspection found no evidence of the issues raised by the traveling nurse. The survey was from interviews with the hospital staff as well as the permanent and travel nurses who work at the medical facility. They state that the views expressed by the traveling nurse caused the community and media to rush judgment on the accuracy of what was being expressed.
The hospital also stated that no violations were found and there was no zero confirmation of comments made by the social media post that had generated much media attention.
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Nurses, the backbone of healthcare, typically have to deal with serious levels of burnout – the COVID-19 pandemic has made the problem that much worse.
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