Cuomo, Masks Again, End Of Life Care, More

CONTENTS

    Cuomo Daily Briefing

    Donate All N95 Masks To Healthcare Workers

    More On Making Masks

    Healthcare Data Projections

    End Of Life Care

    Bellingham Futures Market Directory

    Get Well Letters

  Columbia Neighborhood

    Soccer Goals

CUOMO DAILY BRIEFING

I found another trusted source. Thanks to all the people who alerted me to this. I just watched New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily briefing (30 minutes). I think I will watch him daily from now on. He has a big picture, is very reassuring, and tells hard truths without beating around the bush.

Just when I thought I was done with  masks for the moment, two more:

DONATE ALL N95 MASKS TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS

The life you save may ultimately be your own. I will be delighted to continue helping you get any N95 or surgical masks you have into the hands of the workers who absolutely need them. So far, in the last week our neighborhood has dug out and donated over 250 to healthcare workers. But if you have a used one that you have pressed into service, and it has a valve, seal that valve from the inside so you don’t infect the people around you. They blow virus like putting your thumb over the end of a garden hose. And if you work in a healthcare setting, and are being issued valved masks, please alert your supervisors to the problem. Thank you! ~Fl!p

MORE ON MAKING MASKS

45 Second Covid-19 masks from Surgeon General

CDC shows you how to make a face mask in 45 seconds. It’s lo-tech and uses stuff you have at home. Read in Mashable:  https://apple.news/AC5O7VfetQ1KuBWNj25wVng 

HEALTHCARE DATA PROJECTIONS

A fellow healthcare worker alerted me to this great resource site for covid info, both by country and by state. It was compiled by the UW institute fo health metrics and education. Simple visuals and straightforward.  ~ Jessica Burchiel, Henry St

https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections

END OF LIFE CARE

As Covid-19 spreads across the country, physicians and nurses are pleading with the general public to complete their healthcare advance directive. Why?

Because, these medical directives about end-of-life care can help from overwhelming hospitals in the coming weeks and months, whether for Covid-19 or some other illness. With the clear prospect that intensive care unit beds could be in short supply, it is critically important that physicians know what every patient’s wishes are for their EoL care before they face a medical emergency. Not only are ICU beds and ventilators already in short supply in various cities, but protective gear for providers is too.

Did you ever think that if your loved one was admitted to hospital or require emergency room care, you would be barred from visiting? Well, that’s one of the current realities because of infection concerns. What if your mom, dad, husband, wife, son, or daughter was admitted to the hospital in critical condition and you couldn’t have that all-important conversation about their care wishes?  Have the conversations before that scenario. Document your discussions. No one is immune. This is a shared responsibility.

Our volunteer team stands ready to help even though we can’t do it at our in-person events. We know you are being bombarded with coronavirus information, but please take a look at these links, then reach out to us and we’ll do our best to address your questions.

DR. BILL LOMBARD’S REALITIES OF ADVANCED MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS VIDEO:

DR. LOMBARD’S REALITIES POWERPOINT SLIDES

https://tinyurl.com/sxq22em

THE REALITIES OF ADVANCED MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS – glossary

https://tinyurl.com/texoxcf

After reviewing this info, if you need clarification on an aspect of a medical intervention before you tackle completing your Advance Directive, email micki98226@aol.com and she will contact Dr. Lombard, who has agreed to clarify wherever possible. Please DO NOT ask for personal medical advice.

BELLINGHAM FUTURES MARKET DIRECTORY

From Alan McConchie: Here’s a new directory for local businesses that are offering gift cards, online purchasing of merchandise, or special pick up/delivery options. It just launched yesterday so it doesn’t have a lot of listings yet, but everyone can submit content to help fill it out. If you see a business that’s missing from the database, please add it! https://bellinghamfutures.com/

GET WELL LETTERS

Here’s how kids can help in this crazy time. I just spoke with a nurse. The Covid19 patients in the hospital are in isolation with no visitors. Children making and sending Get Well cards to these patients would be so very much appreciated. It would help brighten their day. ~ Louise Bjornson

COLUMBIA NEIGHBORHOOD

SOCCER GOALS

FREE soccer goals (2) set out on the corner of West and Washington ~ Katrina Lyon, Eldridge Ave

Love/Fl!p

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