Traumatized COVID-19 nurse breaks down recalling hellish shift
A COVID-19 ICU nurse in Southeast Michigan filmed herself breaking down as she recalled a traumatizing 13-hour shift amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Explaining that she was completely isolated from other members of her team, she shared how difficult it was having to treat two critically ill COVID-19 patients on ventilators essentially on her own.
In the caption for the video, the nurse clarifies that "this isn't for sympathy". She adds: "This is my job & I'm glad I'm able to help. Mostly just venting bc this is traumatic. And so ppl can understand why you're being asked to stay home."
"I don’t know what the f**k just happened for the past 13 hours. Honestly guys, it felt like I was working in a war zone," the nurse, whose name is unknown, says in the video.
"I was completely isolated from my team members, limited recourses, limited supplies, limited responses from physicians because they’re just as overwhelmed as we are dealing with a ton of other stuff," she continues.
"So basically I just spent the last 13 hours like treating two critically ill COVID-19 patients on the vent (ventilator), basically by myself and this is my new normal for the next however many months that it takes for this virus to die down."
The unnamed nurse then urges people to follow the advice that is out there and to stay inside in order to slow the spread of this deadly disease.
"So, like I’m already breaking, so for f**k’s sake people please take this seriously," she concludes.
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