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'Nurse Ratched'*? 10 Ways To Stay Virus-Free
March 31, 2020
By Rosie Goodman
Voice Actor & Former ICU Nurse
With all the information out there on this now famous coronavirus, I thought it would be a good time to share some medical knowledge in a simple way.
I have spent more time on this earth as a Registered Nurse than a voice talent, but medical narration has allowed me to combine both professions.
During my many years as a Critical Care and Operating Room nurse, I found that if my patients could understand the seriousness of what they were dealing with in simple everyday terms, then they would understand why we did the things we had to do.
Today, because there are so many different reports and rumors out there, I want to pass along a few tips about things that you may already be doing, and also some rationale behind it all. Because this virus travels "rapidly, attaches, and attacks!"
NURSE RATCHED* INSISTS ...
KEEP IT CLEAN!
Sterile technique is part of my DNA, as I have practiced it for so many years. In your home you need not be sterile, of course, but CLEAN.
Think of it as this scenario: If you robbed a bank, say, you don't want to leave a trace of your DNA, so sanitize it clean with a wipe!
Here's a quick recipe for sanitizer, if your store is out of it:
The more understanding we have, the better. Eighteen years alone in ICU, and I'm still learning.
So if there is anything at all that you have a question about, I would be happy to answer it. If I don't know the answer, Nurse Ratched will find it!
I have attempted to add a bit of humor here and there because this is a good time to have some. Negative thinking affects your immune system as well, and we all need a good immune system.
Probably most important, Nurse Ratched warns: KEEP YOUR HANDS AWAY FROM YOUR FACE!
"A love for 'the theater' has always been with me, however I knew that it would never pay the bills. So I chose Nursing as a profession. Fortunately,, it turned out that I have loved the study of medicine - but acting never left my genes. After several years in the nursing profession I found I was able to do both on a part-time basis - including commercial voice overs. But 18 years strictly in the ICU is not the norm! So I decided to retire and take a "mental break," you might say, which included combining my medical knowledge with bilingual (English and Spanish) narration. I love helping people, and thank VoiceOverXtra for the opportunity to pass along a few tips during these most difficult times of venturing into the unknown. Tips that you probably heard before, but from a different perspective. May they help you to stay healthy!"
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