Originally Posted by njbmd
...tried to "gut it out" but those days are gone. Not only did I put the patients at risk, I put my fellow workers at risk. Now, if I am sick, I stay home and I have sent others home for illness. It's not worth the risk.
Agreed. A display of machoness/hammerhead/hardcore/old school is self serving ego enhancing conduct that may give one a false sense of accomplishment while endangering others. Take care of your mental and physical health so you can do what you are training to do.... provide the best medical care possible for those in need.