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Would you do a rotation in a Florida ICU rn?

FutureInternist

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I would much rather walk in on my parents doing it, than do an ICU rotation in one of the most backward states, who’s leaders refuse to take action, while being the lowest person the totem pole when it comes to divvying up PPE, all while trying to make a good impression on attending and also actually learning something.
 
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Did you not have any home residency program for IM? My school has strictly told everyone to not do aways this year. Also all my aways cancelled, and those still accepting students made them fill a form specifically asking if we had home opportunities.
 

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Did you not have any home residency program for IM? My school has strictly told everyone to not do aways this year. Also all my aways cancelled, and those still accepting students made them fill a form specifically asking if we had home opportunities.
DO Student with no home program. My 2nd semester is going to be online loaded, so I wanted to get as much experience as I can first semester.
 

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Serious question. Would you? I have one booked and the way it’s going in FL, especially as an out of state person, I’m leaning towards cancelling this.

It depends on the hospital and how they are managing COVID.
For example, my hospital is in Orlando. We have 7 medical ICUs in this facility. Two of them have been converted into a big COVID ICU (at one point we had four of them closed to non-covid patients). Medical students are not allowed in the biocontainment units. Medstudents are also not allowed in rooms of patients who are under investigation (ie: COVID test pending in the lab). All students are fit tested for N95 before they can rotate with us. And our hospital has no shortage of PPE.
I'm surely biased, but it would be safe to rotate here. YMMV.

I would much rather walk in on my parents doing it, than do an ICU rotation in one of the most backward states, who’s leaders refuse to take action, while being the lowest person the totem pole when it comes to divvying up PPE, all while trying to make a good impression on attending and also actually learning something.

See above. And state government does not equal hospital administration. Those of us in charge of medical education consider the safety of our fellows, residents, and students, to be of the utmost concern.
 
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Serious question. Would you? I have one booked and the way it’s going in FL, especially as an out of state person, I’m leaning towards cancelling this.
If you can afford to drop it, I'd drop it.
If you can't, then, in addition to having a very frank talk with whoever's in charge of the rotation about COVID and PPE status of the hospital and what they expect of you re: COVID patients, I'd strongly suggest buying yourself a p100 (in case they don't have PPE for you or run low during your rotations) and wearing it the entire time you're in the building.
 
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