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We'll try that again--a series of tweets on the hospital situation in Arizona... [email protected] · -hospitals are already voluntarily canceling elective procedures again to keep the few beds they still have open -hospitals already using their “surge” capacity that Ducey keeps using to placate us -beds in hallways -hospitals understaffed; travel nurses not willing to come to AZ (Sis personally knows of two travel nurses who left the state intentionally last week to take less dangerous assignments in other states. They aren’t the only ones who have already or will soon do the same.) Here is the actual compilation: Banner Desert: 3 COVID telemetry units full (Red heart patients) 1 medsurg (regular floor) COVID unit full 2/3 ICU dedicated to COVID only, 3 patients to 1 RN ratio

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We'll try that again--a series of tweets on the hospital situation in Arizona...

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@girlguidejones
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-hospitals are already voluntarily canceling elective procedures again to keep the few beds they still have open
-hospitals already using their “surge” capacity that Ducey keeps using to placate us
-beds in hallways
-hospitals understaffed; travel nurses not willing to come to AZ

(Sis personally knows of two travel nurses who left the state intentionally last week to take less dangerous assignments in other states. They aren’t the only ones who have already or will soon do the same.)

Here is the actual compilation:

Banner Desert:
3 COVID telemetry units full (Red heart patients)
1 medsurg (regular floor) COVID unit full
2/3 ICU dedicated to COVID only, 3 patients to 1 RN ratio (normally 2:1)
Expanded regular ER into pediatric ER
Using some peds floors for adults

Banner Desert continued:

“Code purple (hospital full or approaching full and not enough staff to cover upcoming shifts)
Interventional radiology (vascular procedures) filling separate, additional ICU”

Banner Boswell:
Converting several regular units to COVID. Stopped elective surgeries

Banner Baywood:
ICU 3:1 ratio. Code purple

Banner Estrella:
Doubling up patients in rooms
6 COVID units

Banner Cardons Children’s Hospital: 3 of 5 floors dedicated to adults
ER has lots of hallway beds (patients don’t get a real room)

Banner University Phoenix:
2 of 3 ICUs dedicated to COVID.
Progressive Care Unit (PCU) dedicated to COVID patients w 2nd one coming soon.
2 COVID medsurg floors

Valleywise Hospital:
2 COVID ICUs, 4 COVID medsurg units
Code lavender (same as code purple)
Asked for 26 travel RNs, only received 6

St. Joe’s:
4 COVID ICUs. Now placing double beds in rooms. 64 beds currently occupied
Stopped elective surgeries today.
Difficulty accommodating traumas, strokes, brain aneurysms due to shortage of ICU beds.
Pulmonologist Intensivist (critical care lung doctor) working 7 days/wk

Dignity Chandler:
27 vented COVID - will double patients in rooms once they get to 32, max 64
3 medsurg floors COVID

Mercy Gilbert:
2 ICUs COVID full
2 medsurg floors COVID full

Honor Health Shea:
30 medsurg COVID beds full
One ICU unit full, took 5 beds from the “clean” (non-COVID) ICU.

Honor Health Osborn:
40 COVID medsurg beds full
3/4 ICUs dedicated to COVID and overflowing into ER & PACU (post anesthesia care unit)
10 rooms available for COVID patients but no one to staff them

Honorhealth Deer Valley:
PCCU (30 beds) all COVID
Now floor 4S (24 beds) COVID
They are clearing out floor 4N (27 beds)to make it COVID also.

Mountain Vista in Mesa.
Almost max capacity
24 COVID on the floor and 16 Covid in ICU.
Only 4 beds open across all units today.
ER is holding COVID r/out’s (until they can find a bed) if need be.

Literally every minute @dougducey refuses to shutdown again—and refuses to mandate masks statewide for any essential public travel—is setting motion the death of more #Arizonans. INCLUDING OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS, who are now getting sick themselves.

Don’t get on any ladders. Drive really slow. Don’t break any bones. Pray your appendix or gall bladder don’t give out. And for everyone’s sake please #WearAMask.

Because there’s no room at the #ArizonaCovid inn.

Mike Shedlock
Mike Shedlock (Mish) is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management (http://www.sitkapacific.com/). Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.

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