Memphis Children’s Clinic: ‘I’m a real-life nurse’
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Memphis Childrens Clinic, the hospital where four of the seven children who died after being infected with the coronavirus at the hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, in early January have been identified, has opened its doors to a new generation of patients.
The new clinic, located on the city’s outskirts at the edge of downtown Memphis, has been set up as a permanent clinic since it was notified of the outbreak last week.
“The community has really responded to the crisis,” said Dr. Jason Janssen, the medical director at the Memphis Children Hospital.
“It has changed our whole approach to care.”
According to Dr. Jansson, patients can now get in touch with the clinic directly and they can also make appointments at the outpatient department, which will be staffed by doctors and nurses.
“We have a lot of patients here who are being treated in the emergency department,” said Janssey.
“There is no one right now to take care of everyone.”
Dr. Jenssen said he has been overwhelmed by the response of the Memphis community to the coronivirus outbreak.
“It has been absolutely incredible,” he said.
“I’m in the middle of a funeral, and people are literally running to get to the morgue, and they’re crying.
And there’s just an outpouring of love, and I’m just overwhelmed.”
For a new patient, he said it was a daunting prospect.
“I think that they need to feel empowered and that they’re capable of handling themselves,” said the doctor.
“They’re going to be able to be their own people, but they’re going also to need to have some sort of a sense of responsibility and responsibility to the community.”
Dr Jansenson explained that he sees patients with chronic illnesses and said that is one of the reasons why he decided to open up the clinic.
“There are so many people in this community who are dealing with chronic illness, and there is a stigma attached to that,” said he.
“And it can take time for a patient to accept that there is an issue and that there are things they need help with.”
But once they have that acceptance, then they’re very, very able to manage their own issues and their own health, and we have a very, really wonderful community here that we can all support,” he added.
While the facility is staffed by physicians and nurses, it is staffed entirely by volunteers, who have come together to provide care for the patients.”
This is a community hospital.
When it comes to the care of the patients, the clinic has a very hands-on approach.””
The volunteers come in and they have their own little team to manage everything and be there for everyone, and that’s really what’s really been a really amazing experience for us.”
When it comes to the care of the patients, the clinic has a very hands-on approach.
“They’ve got two full-time nurses, two nurses who are full-timers,” said Riggs.
“We don’t have to put nurses in here to do everything, we don’t get a full-day schedule for them to do anything, but the nurses come in there and they just work with them, they really do,” she added.
The clinic has also opened a new dispensing system, which allows for more patients to be served at a time.
“For people who are sick, we just don’t know what’s going to happen, and when it does, it can be quite devastating,” said Lulu Houska, a nurse who has been at the site for five years.
“So for the nurses, the patients are really, really important.
They’re the people who help us get the medication and the care that we need, and sometimes we don´t know when they’re coming or how they’re getting it.
So that’s a big part of what’s happening.”
In addition to the four children, Dr Jansens team at the children’s hospital is also caring for two other patients.
One of them, Lulu, is in her mid-20s, and her condition is critical.
“She is very healthy and very active, and she’s got a really good appetite, so she’s not eating much,” said Houskas.
“But when we were working with her, we saw that she had been vomiting for a long time and that she was also having diarrhea, and so we knew that that was something that was going to need medical attention.”
In order to manage the needs of Lulu and the others, the Clinic is offering a special diet program, and it is also providing them with medical equipment.
“These are our first patients, and in order to get them to the point where they’re healthy, and able to move into
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