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Old 03-24-2020, 10:10 PM
nearwildheaven is offline
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Originally Posted by JoseB View Post
Also, there is a lot of ancillary work that has to be done in the hospital, even if it is only paperwork.

I am sure that many of the last-year students or retired doctors/nurses are put to work in peripheral tasks that have to be done by somebody with at least some knowledge of nursing and medicine, freeing the rest of the doctors and nurses to dedicate themselves 100% to treating the patients.
This is it, exactly.

Got a nurse who can't lift patients any more? They can administer IVs, chart, call the doctor, etc. They could also work in a field that isn't as physical so a nurse who can, may transfer to the ICU or a more acute floor.