Poll: Healthcare Workers & Coronavirus

An outbreak of viral respiratory illness in the United States caused by SARS-CoV-2—also known as coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19—has now claimed the lives of 25 Americans and has sickened at least 600 others in 36 states, including the District of Columbia.

It is a rapidly evolving situation and the CDC is expecting more cases in the coming days, stating that, “It’s likely that at some point, widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States will occur.”

Given all of the uncertainty surrounding the virus, and the fact that healthcare professionals caring for patients with COVID-19 are said to be at an elevated risk of exposure, we wanted to gauge your thoughts on the outbreak and its impact. Please fill out the following form, and check back next week to see how others in the healthcare field are feeling regarding the virus.

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How concerned are you, as a medical professional, regarding the spread of COVID-19 in the United States?*
How concerned are you for your own health and safety, as a medical professional, in regards to treating persons diagnosed with COVID-19?*
How concerned are you regarding potential personal protective equipment supply shortages related to COVID-19?*
How concerned are you regarding potential staff shortages related to COVID-19?*
How well-equipped do you feel your facility is to triage and manage patients who are diagnosed with COVID-19?*
How well do you feel your local, state, and federal governments are informing the public of the COVID-19 outbreak?*
If you have any additional thoughts you would like to share relating to the COVID-19 outbreak, please do so in the text box below.

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Disclaimer: The viewpoint expressed in this article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the viewpoint of the owners or employees at Healthcare Staffing Innovations, LLC.