How to Stay out of the Hospital During a Pandemic
Unless you’ve been in outer space or a coma for the last month, you’re familiar with the concept of social distancing, and you’re staying home to help stop the spread of coronavirus and keep your family and community safe. I applaud you and thank you for doing your part. But home is a dangerous place too, and you may not be safe from your own self while sequestered there. Let’s not forget that there are other things besides coronavirus that can still harm us. I don’t mean to stoke fear and panic in an already panicky moment in history. But I do want to keep you out of the hospital. As an ER Nurse for 18 years, I’ve seen lots of everyday household activities go sideways and result in ER visits.