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The Northern Idaho Crisis Center is a non-profit community organization, created to help people who are having a mental health crisis or a drug or alcohol problem. The Crisis Center is a joint project between Panhandle Health District, Kootenai Health and Heritage Health.What does Idaho’s ‘crisis standards of care’ mean?
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced in a press release Tuesday morning that it had activated “ crisis standards of care ” in two public health districts in North Idaho due to a “severe shortage of staffing and available beds.”Is there a staffing shortage in Idaho hospitals?
“The ability of northern Idaho hospitals and health care systems to deliver the usual standard of care has been severely affected by the staffing shortages,” an Idaho Department of Health and Welfare release said Tuesday. "All contingency measures to address these shortages had been exhausted."What's it like to work in an Idaho hospital's intensive care unit?
At Kootenai Health — the largest hospital in northern Idaho — some patients are waiting for long periods for beds to open up in the full intensive care unit, said Dr. Robert Scoggins, the chief of staff. Inside the ICU, one critical care nurse might be supervising up to six patients with the help of two other non-critical care nurses.