The year 2020 brought drastic changes on a global scale. Everyone’s life has been affected in one way or another. We even learned new terminology, alternating our daily personal and work lives, plus some old words that have been around for years.
6 feet apart
Rapid Test/PCR Test
COVID-19 aka (Certificate of Vaccination Identification)
Every year in the fall for pre-Flu season, there are tons of off-site clinics hiring ONLY for nurses. This past year, there hasn’t been much buzz about Flu vaccines. Everything has been overshadowed by COVID-19 and the push to vaccinate the globe.
Now with the vaccine in full swing, agencies are calling for All Hands-on Deck! Not just nurses for this special lethal operation: Nurse Practitioners, Physical Assistants, Pharmacist and Medical Assistants are needed. But this requires more than just submitting your photo ID, background check and other credentials. The CDC requires completion of online training and education modules with a final passing minimum score of 80%.
Here are a few statements from the CDC module. This is not public information and is only available for healthcare professionals who wish to become “qualified” to administer poisonous injections:
***”A large number of healthcare professionals are needed to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts nationwide. These healthcare professionals are essential to ensuring the American population is vaccinated safely as soon as possible. They play critical roles in proper vaccine storage, handling, preparation, and administration, and they must be prepared to respond to vaccine recipients’ questions and concerns. It is important these healthcare professionals receive the training needed to effectively meet the demands of their roles. Training must be ongoing as new COVID-19 vaccines become available and as vaccine recommendations evolve when we learn more about the vaccines and how to improve the vaccination process.”
***How to talk to your patients about COVID-19 vaccination
Healthcare professionals are patients’ and parents’ most-trusted source of information on vaccines. Your answers to their questions matter and will help them make an informed decision about getting a COVID-19 vaccination for themselves or their children.
Whether you have these discussions with your patients during an in-person office or hospital encounter, through messages on your patient portal, at a telemedicine visit, or during consultation in your pharmacy, your strong vaccine recommendation is the most important part of the conversation.
- Lead with listening.
Do not make assumptions about whether your patients will choose to get vaccinated or the reasons for their decisions. Instead, begin with an open-ended question, such as “What are your thoughts on getting a COVID-19 vaccination today?”
Actively listen and seek to understand the patient’s point of view.
Recognize that these conversations can take time and may continue over the course of multiple encounters.
- Use patient-centered communication techniques.
Use open-ended questions to promote dialogue. Ask about readiness to vaccinate and what questions or concerns they may have.
Paraphrase any information shared to show that you have heard and understood it.
Praise measures already taken to protect themselves or their children from COVID-19, like mask wearing and spatial distancing. Then frame vaccination as a safe and effective way to help protect them from getting COVID-19.
Ask for permission to share more information on COVID-19 vaccines. This will foster openness and connection.
- Respond to questions and concerns with empathy.
Respond to questions and concerns in a non-judgmental, respectful, and empathic way.
Provide accurate answers using clear, simple language. Explore some of the questions patients ask most often about vaccines and use tips for answering their questions: Answering Patients’ Questions.
Some concerns may stem from mistrust in the medical establishment or the government as result of collective or individual mistreatment and traumas. Acknowledging past traumas may promote patients’ trust in you and your message.
Acknowledge uncertainty about what we don’t yet know about COVID-19 vaccines. This can help build trust.
- Give your strong recommendation.
Let your patients know that you recommend COVID-19 vaccination for them. Your strong recommendation is critical for vaccine acceptance.
Tailor your recommendation to include any relevant reasons why COVID-19 vaccination might be particularly important for that specific patient.
Talk about your personal decision and experience in getting a COVID-19 vaccine and your experience treating COVID-19 patients.
Share the benefits of getting vaccinated, including:
Protecting themselves and others who may be more vulnerable, and
Enabling them to get back to activities they have missed.
Explain what they can do when they’ve been fully vaccinated.
“I strongly recommend you get a COVID-19 vaccine…”
“…This shot is especially important for you because of your [job/underlying health condition/vulnerable family].”
“…I believe in this vaccine so strongly that I got vaccinated as soon as it was available to me, and I recommended that everyone in my family did the same.”
” I have seen what COVID-19 can do to patients and their families. I want to protect you as best I can from COVID-19 infection and complications.”
- Wrap up the conversation.
Encourage patients or parents to take at least one action, such as:
Scheduling a vaccination appointment with your office, pharmacy, or another vaccination site, or
Reading any handouts that you provide to them.
If they decline vaccination, acknowledge that this is their decision, and keep the door open to revisiting the topic during future visits.
Doctors’ office, clinics, pharmacist also have to apply for special licensing in order to offer the jab. One can only wonder what the “kickback” amount is for targeting the public to become vaccinated. In a race against the clock for grabbing more “COVID Cash,” one agency is offering this perk: YOU WILL BE EMAILED A $25 GIFT CARD UPON COMPLETION!
Upon graduating from nursing school, we are required to swear to an oath. I am sure this is required for medical school and other professions. No matter how attractive an agency or employer’s hourly wage is, some opportunities I refuse to take and the COVID so-called vaccine is no different. How many nurses’ and others have agreed to this poisonous agenda? Are they born again believers? Or simply just doing it for the money?
***Florence Nightingale Pledge as a token of esteem for the founder of modern nursing.
I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.
On a personal note, I still live to the oath and will continue to even before the plandemic. It took me over a month to post this due to attacks of the enemy. First, the flash drive was missing for over a week. Next, my computer had a “glitch.” Not to mention falling asleep when I wasn’t even tired. The Lord is still faithful in spite of all the drama and the enemy’s devious plans.
O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.