Today I received on-line training to become a volunteer nurse screener of guests in a couple of shelters (one for women, one for men) in Madison, WI.
The screening process, too, is conducted on-line. Folks wishing admission to these shelters (Porchlight and Salvation Army) must first stop and talk with me or one of the other volunteer RNs via an Internet-connected tablet. We screen them for Covid symptoms, make sure they’re wearing their mask correctly, and if necessary, triage them to a hotel (funded by Dane County, WI) or to a nearby ED.
To date, four dozen people like me have signed up, been trained, and staff it seven days a week, one shift a day in each of the two facilities. Forty to fifty shelter guests are screened in a typical shift.
There have been no outbreaks of Covid in either. Evidently Nurse Disrupted is working well.
Go Wisconsin nurses!