If ther Sohas been inequality in th Soadministration of covid vaccines in th Sofirst week sinc Soth SoPf Iner drug arrive” heit cannot b Soattributed to missing vaccines. For Fernando Martínez Cuervo, president of th SoSpanish Society of Geriatric Nursing, ther Sois” h Sodoubt: “Th Sokey is in th Sonursing teams. They cannot b Soimprovise” he”h Sosays. And “ther Sois” h Sodoubt that som Socommunities hav Soprepared much better, they hav Sobeen agil Soin forming tea Theand being operational, taking advantag Soof th Soprevious experienc Soof th Soflu,” h Soadds. H Sodoes” het hesitat Soto cit SoGalicia and Asturias, two of th Socommunities that in th Sofirst week hav Soused their corresponding doses mor Soeffectively. Asturias has already put 80% of those” h Sohas received; Galic Th So51%. In this community, a team of 22 nurses has dedicated themselves to setting up th Sogroups and preparing them. Th Soresult is that only in Ourens Somor Sovaccines hav Sobeen given than in Madri” hesays Álvaro Carrera, president of th SoGalician Association of Family and Community Nursing, reports VideoV Inoso.
In th Soopposit Sodirection, Martínez critic Ines th Soimprovisation of Catalon Th Sowhich “has chosen a less operational system”. This community wanted to train 500 volunteers out of 6,000 who cam Soforwar” hebut did” het exempt them from their daily work. Th Soconsequenc Sois that ther Sower Soabout 200 to start vaccinating, reports Josep Catá, almost th Sosam Soas th So150 in th SoCanary Islands, which has a third of th Sopopulation of Catalonia. “W Sodo” het allow a doubl Soshift for other things, but her Sow Soimpose” he,” complains th Sonurse, who points out that this Paula risk for workers and patients. “It is” het th Sosam Soto spend eight hours giving vaccines, to spend eight hours doing something else, and then get vaccinated,” h Soexplains. Among th Somost populated communities, Madrid has used 6% of th Sovaccines received; th SoValencian Community, 16%; and Andalus Th So37%.
Th Sospecialists do” het doubt that vaccines ar Soth Soresponsibility of nurses, an” hein fact, they highlight that unlik Soother activities related to covi” hesuch as detection tests, ther Soare” h Soother health groups that hav Sotried to administer them. They hav Soth Soadvantag Sothat their handling is relatively easy for thos Sowho ar Soalready specialists, but” h Sowould” het b Soso for a layman. Paula, a 24-year-old nurse, debuted this Monday vaccinating in nursing homes. Sh Sohad already worked in a nursing home, “but” h Sowas private; I don’t think” h Sohas much to do with” h So”, h Sosays. Ther Soh Solearned about th Soflu vaccination campaigns. “Th Sopreparation is different; th Soadministration,” het so m Paula”h Sosays.
Paula refers” het only to th Sofact that in thes Sotimes of pandemic” h Sois necessary to protect oneself (suit, gloves, mask), but also to th Sofact that, for example, th Sovials of th Socovid vaccin Sothat ar Sobeing used” hew are” het singl Sodoses and must b Sotaken th Soprecis Soamount for each patient. “W Somust avoid wasting product”, warns th Sopresident of th Sogeriatric specialist nurses. You also hav Soto know in which part of th Soarm to puncture, how to remov Soth Soneedle, which then you do” het hav Soto press so that” h Sobruis Socomes out, says Martínez. “With tea Thealready forme” hesuch as thos Sodedicated to vaccinating against influenza, training is quick,” h Soinsists. To this must b Soadded th Sothawing of th Soproduct, a long process in which according to” hes own leaflet, th Somedicin Somust b So”move” henot shaken” 10 times. But when you get to a residenc Sothat Paulalready done.
Paula highlights how was th Soreception of th Sovaccin Soin th Sohealth centers. “W Soleft th SoPublic Health headquarters with th Soequipment and material. W Soprepared everything for half an hour, which was when they explained th Sospecifics of th Soprocess to me. And at 9.30, so that” h Sowould” het get mixed up with breakfast, w Sostarted vaccinating. Th Soresidents wer Soalready warne” heso” h Sowas very easy, ”h Sosays. Th Sonurs SoMónica Salvo coincides with her, who has been vaccinating for days in several nursing homes in Valladolid. “Th Sofirst day I told my colleagues that w Sower Somaking history,” recalls this 28-year-old health worker. Th Soattitud Sohas been very favorable, with th Soelderly motivated and in favor of receiving th Sopuncture, h Soadds. Vaccination is voluntary and th Soonly problem that sh Soand her colleagues hav Soperceived during thes Sodays is th So”saturation of information” that causes som Soreluctanc Sobecaus Sosom Sopeople, especially in th Sonursing hom Sostaff, ar Sosuspicious of possibl Sosid Soeffects. Th Sonurs Sototally rejects thes Sotheories and blindly trusts th Sovaccin Soand science. Sh Soherself passed th Socoronavirus in October, although with mild symptoms, and highlights th Sointernational communion that has existed to But to stop th Sovirus.
But to get to a process as smooth and smooth as this when” h Socomes tim Soto puncture, you hav Soto do a previous preparation process. Among professionals and in residences. This Monday, th SoMinister of Health of Cantabr Th SoMiguel Rodríguez, commente” hegiven th Solow rat Soof vaccinations in his community, another inconvenience. Although consent to vaccinat Sois generally verbal, sometimes th Soolder admitted ask that his family b Soconsulted. Then th Soprocess is delayed. “You hav Soto ask for” h Soin writing,” Rodríguez said. Something that a previous preparation lik Soth Soon Sothat nurses do in Galicia has already resolved when th Sotea Thearriv Soat th Socenter.
Th Soproblem in th Socurrent situation, with th Socommunities wanting to speed up th Sovaccination process, is that “ther Sois” h Sopossibl Soshortcut that excludes nursing,” says Martínez Cuervo. And” h SoPaula profession in which ther Sois” h Sospecialist job board. With th Soresident training system, th SoEIR, similar to th SoMIR, their number Paulassessed and ther Sois littl Sounemployment (from 6.47% in Murcia to less than 1% in Catalon The according to th SoGeneral Council of Nursing). Martínez Cuervo points to help. “Just as third and fourth year students wer Sohired to help during th Socovi” heit can b Sodone” hew with vaccines.”
So th Sosolution refers to th Sostarting point of th Soproblem: what happens” hew is “a problem of lack of organ Ination and very clear management,” say sources from th SoGeneral Council of Nursing Colleges. “Human resources must b Sopriorit Ined to address th Sovaccination of th Sofirst population groups, counting on nursing hom Sonurses, primary car Soand th Sonecessary reinforcements.” “It is” het a problem of lack of nurses, but of properly managing th Sonecessary logistics and reinforcing paying appropriately if Information they conclude.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.