Healthcare facilities and nursing homes in the US and especially in Minnesota are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for healthcare workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Even in an adequately staffed hospital, there could still be days with an imbalanced nurse-to-patient ratio. A nurse could call out sick or more patients than normal could be admitted. In either case, a higher nurse-to-patient ratio means that nurses have to step up to the challenge of caring for more patients.
On Tuesday, Wisconsin's health officials announced that the state recorded the most deaths on a single-day since the pandemic started. The record of 104 new deaths related to COVID-19, moved the state's total to 3,115 deaths since the pandemic began.
In the healthcare industry, it is of utmost importance that care providers are not only up to date with their licenses but also are who they say they are. Not one wants to be operated upon by a fake doctor or given pills by a fake nurse.