Stop Calling Us Frontline – We are your last resort

In the intensive care unit, patients receive treatment and therapies to prevent them from immediately dying. It’s not pleasant, but it’s true. You don’t want to come see us. We see the signs and messages. “Thank you, Frontline Workers!” Honestly, it’s confusing. We aren’t your frontline. We are your last resort. And, after eight months,Continue reading “Stop Calling Us Frontline – We are your last resort”

COVID-19 Part 3: The nurse’s experience

I’ve been an ICU nurse for ten years. I’ve worked in many specialties including pulmonary infectious disease, cardiac and trauma. I’ve taken care of the sickest flu patients requiring full cardiopulmonary support. Now I am working in COVID ICU. This is not for the weak. 3 – The nurse’s experience with COVID-19 I’ve never takenContinue reading “COVID-19 Part 3: The nurse’s experience”

COVID-19 Part 2: The patient’s experience

I’ve been an ICU nurse for ten years. I’ve worked in many specialties including pulmonary infectious disease, cardiac and trauma. I’ve taken care of the sickest flu patients requiring full cardiopulmonary support. Now I am working in COVID ICU. This is not for the weak. Part 2 – The patient’s experience with COVID-19 Nurses areContinue reading “COVID-19 Part 2: The patient’s experience”

COVID-19 Part 1: Mobilizing

I’ve been an ICU nurse for ten years. I’ve worked in many specialties including pulmonary infectious disease, cardiac and trauma. I’ve taken care of the sickest flu patients requiring full cardiopulmonary support. Now I am working in COVID ICU. This is not for the weak. Part 1 – Mobilizing for COVID-19 I left a full-timeContinue reading “COVID-19 Part 1: Mobilizing”