H1N1 Outbreak Could Create Hospital Bed Shortage

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    Swine Flu Could Create Hospital Bed Shortage - US News and World Report

    I see we're in there.

    This is going to be a bad season. We're already beginning to have nursing staff out sick with this (one has been off for over 3 weeks now). Not only are beds going to be tight, but staffing to care for them is going to be reduced as well.
     
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    Are they all out sick with the swine flu?
     
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    The ones out on my unit are; the one who's been out the longest is damn sick. I'm really worried about her. Another has already been in the hospital, and spent some time in intensive care.
     
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    In this area at least, it's hitting children pretty hard. Almost half the cases (if I recall correctly). The ped unit is already seeing admissions for H1N1, and they only have 20 beds. We're being cross-trained in ped/onc so that we can take their over-flow. That's something I'd rather not do :(
     
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    Al wee weed up about swine flu.

    Good thing Obama has those FEMA detention camps ho handle the overflow
     
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    Shut up, troll.
     
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    Shut up Frank.
     
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    An asteroid the size on Manhattan hitting Earth would cause a bed shortage too.

    We're all wee weed up about bacon flu
     
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    No not Virginia... Any state (commonwelth) but Virginia... Well better get on the list for a shot then. :doubt:
     
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    Why can't we live in Cuba or France or some other wonderful country that has national health Care, 4 hospital beds, no MRI machines and no real doctors?
     

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