Caring for patients during a pandemic is stressful, exhausting, stressful and also rewarding!
Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, assistants, nutritionists, psychologists, housekeepers and so many more professionals are showing up to their work shift day after day, knowing that they are a vital member of the care team for the smallest and most fragile patients in the hospital.
Each day these staff members show up to work, they are caring for infants and families that are being separated due to this unprecedented outbreak. They are doing their best to care for their patients and also providing the best possible psychosocial support for families that are more stressed and anxious than ever. They are walking into the hospital knowing that they are risking their own exposure to the Corona Virus, and knowing they may be taking that virus home and exposing their entire family.
Every front line and essential staff member at the hospital are HEROS during this uncertain time!
Here are Patient+Family Care, we typically focus on how staff can support families, but today we want to help find ways to support staff! To support those individuals who are showing up every day, despite their own fears and anxieties, to provide high quality care to babies and families! We want to say THANK YOU to those staff members, and help them have a chance win an amazing self care package!
NICU Staff Bingo:
We are launching a staff version of our NICU Parent Bingo game, as a way to encourage NICU staff to find ways to focus on themselves, their health and their emotional state during this overwhelming and stressful time.
It's easy to play and easy to win!
On behalf of families, staff, caregivers and providers around the world..... THANK YOU for the amazing work you are doing each day! We appreciate you!!!!!
It is very important to do your best to stay healthy right now! People around the world are being quarantined to their homes and encouraged to only venture out for absolute necessities. The belief is that if people stay home, the virus that surrounds us all will stop spreading from person to person, and we should hopefully see the number of cases go down.
How can you stay healthy stuck at home???
It is critical to pay attention to your physical health and your emotional health! Both can take a big toll when you are separated from your normal support system, your routine and your community. We want to help provide a few ideas on how to keep both your physical and mental health healthy during this stressful time, and this blog post will focus on ways to maintain your physical health.
Wash Your Hands!
Eat as healthy as you can:
Keep Following for more tips on how to survive this COVID-19 outbreak!