Rosie the Riveter for COVID-19

Rosie the Riveter for COVID-19! There is no reason we shouldn’t have the best PPE and face masks in the USA for our healthcare workers. The eyes need to be protected as well! What is best practice? Let’s get our manufacturing plants re-purposed! Let’s GO! Here are some evidenced based links, resources and some creative solutions until our manufacturing plants get up to speed:

-Know any sewing companies or quilters for face masks? Can they be worn over N95 masks to extend the lifespan? What is best practice. . .?

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SOCIAL DISTANCING- Pinball Analogy!

Coronavirus is like a game of pinball. The coronavirus is the ball and humans are the pins.

  • For every pin (human) the ball (coronavirus) touches, the pin gets infected with the coronavirus.
  • So now you have pinball with two balls and each pin you touch becomes another infected-ball that can go on and infect other pins. The latest medical information is it may incubate from 14 to 26 DAYS!
  • What is the best way to get these pins from getting infected? By REMOVING them from the table so the balls can’t hit them.
  • That is why SOCIAL ISOLATION IS NEEDED; we are removing the pins (ourselves) so the ball (virus) can’t touch us and infect us.
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Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter for COVID-19! There is no reason we shouldn’t have the best PPE and face masks in the USA for our healthcare workers. The eyes need to be protected as well! What is best practice? Let’s get our manufacturing plants re-purposed! Let’s GO! Here are some evidenced based links, resources and some creative solutions until our manufacturing plants get up to speed:

-Know any sewing companies or quilters for face masks? Can they be worn over N95 masks to extend the lifespan? What is best practice. . .?

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Social Distancing

Social Distancing (COVID-19) at its best!  See below link for an excellent article by leading MDs on meeting seniors and at-risk people’s social and basic needs in their home.

http://bit.ly/2wcg8sA

Let’s Do Something Special

“Let’s Go Do Something Special!”  What happens when we have an Rx for STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries)?  A 2012 Cochrane Systematic Review reported that clinical assessment by a health care provider combined with individualized treatment of identified risk factors, referral if needed, and follow-up REDUCED the rate of falls by 24%! See the following blog.

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TEAM STEADI! Working together to achieve a winning goal, to prevent seniors having a fall.

A 2012 Cochrane Systematic Review reported that clinical assessment by a health care provider combined with individualized treatment of identified risk factors, referral if needed, and follow-up reduced the rate of falls by 24%!

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TEAM STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Death & Injuries)

What do 4 medical experts say on senior fall prevention?  As an introduction, they give us some statistics. In 2016, the rate of death from falls for people 75 and older was 111 per 100,000 people. In 2000, that rate was 52 per 100,000 people. STEADI provides the  fall prevention tools to look at medications, evidenced based exercise programs, eyesight, footwear, walkers or canes, environmental hazards, hydration and fall risk behaviors. Please review this impactful  article that speaks of how to get better outcomes for our seniors!

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