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How COVID-19 Has Affected Healthcare Workers

Since COVID-19 hit the U.S. in March 2020, the most popular topic of conversation has been the desperate need for more respirators, increased testing, and proper (in effectiveness and numbers) personal protective equipment (PPE). As we’re now in the sixth month of this pandemic, we do have a greater abundance of respirators, more testing, and better PPE for our healthcare workers. 

But as plans are made to flatten the curve by way of social distancing, we can’t forget those who are unable to participate. The unsung heroes, who risk their lives every day, are your healthcare workers. Now that more time has gone by, we’re witnessing how those on the frontlines are being affected physically, mentally, and emotionally by COVID-19. 

Throughout the pandemic, you and your healthcare workers have been at the epicenter of high-pressure environments, full of increased trauma and death, limited protective equipment, and, in some cases, amid difficult moral dilemmas due to low staffing, and a lack of room and respirator availability. Not to mention the risk of contracting COVID-19 and bringing it home to loved ones, and the physical toll it has on your and their bodies (bruised faces from masks, exhaustion, etc.). Being exposed to such conditions can undoubtedly affect a person physically and increase their risk of mental health disorders. 

At Advantum Health, we know you and your healthcare workers are doing everything you can to help in this fight against COVID-19. While you’re doing your part, let us help you by taking care of your medical credentialing, so you don’t have to. For any questions, please contact us to speak to one of our customer service representatives