The video has gone viral this week, garnering 5.3 million views, 101,000 shares and 25,000 likes on Facebook as of February 2.
Lockler also warned healthy people to avoid emergency rooms. Given the frustrating nature of her job, and the lack of basic common sense exhibited about public health, being sarcastic seems like a way to get the message across, especially if polite health and wellness posters apparently aren't doing the trick.
In a phone interview on Wednesday, Lockler, who said she's professionally dealt with people for very almost 18 years, utilized a real-life example to feature a portion of the recklessness she said she's seen this flu season.
Lockler spoke to on Thursday about the video, saying she was "frustrated and wanted to share my thoughts and my thoughts weren't out of anger but frustration that people will get the flu unnecessarily".
Slightly losing her patience as she described the current situation in a hospital emergency room she said: "Here are some ideas on how to treat the flu at home".
She says people aren't following the basic steps to keep from getting sick, like using hand sanitizer. Lockler stated, before putting on a show to sniffle into her arm as an exhibition on the most proficient method to confine the spreading of germs.
A Florida nurse posted an epic rant about the flu on Facebook prior this week, cautioning people to maintain a strategic distance from the "cesspool of funky flu at the ER" unless they have a real emergency.
"Here are some thoughts if you don't mind me sharing", she continues.
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She recorded this video about the trials and tribulations of combating the flu and the basic lack of awareness many people exhibit. "But guess what? Five flues came in; 15 flues walk out".
Lockler told Pensacola News Journal in a phone interview Wednesday that she has personally witnessed some of the carelessness.
Four hundred to 600 milligrams is an okay dosage for adults, she said. Please don't bring your healthy children in - especially your newborn babies! "My hands didn't because it's unbelievable to watch how many people come through the emergency room, sneeze in their hand and I watch".
"If you have a team member from your softball team who is sick or injured, you don't bring the entire team in to visit them...there is a cesspool of funky flu at the ER".
"Watch this, I'm going to teach you a magic trick, it's awesome", Katherine says. "I wish this could be played on repeat in the waiting room", read one comment on Lockler's page, which was reflective of many.
"I have a tendency to be mocking in all my talking, yet in the event that it's taken wrong I would apologize to that gathering that misheard my message in view of my tone".
According to the latest estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been about 37 pediatric deaths related to the flu so far this season, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald reported on January 26 to reporters in a flu activity update. "Don't bring people with problems or kids because the flu affects them more aggressively".