7 thoughts on “My heroes

  1. Nightmare fuel says:

    A New York City nurse dies from the coronavirus. Angry co-workers blame a lack of protective gear. https://www.boston.com/news/national-news-2/2020/03/26/new-york-city-nurse-dies-coronavirus
    Worker at NYC hospital where nurses wear trash bags as protection dies from coronavirus https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/nursing/worker-nyc-hospital-where-nurses-wear-trash-bags-protection-dies-coronavirus
    Photo shows NY hospital staff using trash bags as protective gear https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489622-photo-shows-staff-using-trash-bags-as-protective-gear-in-hospital-system
    Healthcare workers in New York City are being told to keep returning to work, even if they have tested positive for the coronavirus, as the city’s hospitals battle against the worst outbreak in the United States with 23,112 infections and 365 deaths as of early Friday morning. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8159767/Doctors-exposed-coronavirus-told-CONTINUE-working.html
    Some NYC hospitals overrun with dying patients, health workers worry they will be next
    https://www.pix11.com/news/coronavirus/some-nyc-hospitals-overrun-with-dying-patients-health-workers-worry-they-will-be-next
    One New York doctor’s story: ‘Too many patients dying alone’ https://www.arabnews.com/node/1648126/world

  2. Triage says:

    “Hospitals consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients : Worry that ‘all hands’ responses may expose doctors and nurses to infection prompts debate about prioritizing the survival of the many over the one” (Washington Post 3/25/20) https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/25/coronavirus-patients-do-not-resucitate/
    Lewis Kaplan, president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and a University of Pennsylvania surgeon, described how colleagues at different institutions are sharing draft policies to address their changed reality.
    “We are now on crisis footing,” he said. “What you take as first-come, first-served, no-holds-barred, everything-that-is-available-should-be-applied medicine is not where we are. We are now facing some difficult choices in how we apply medical resources — including staff.”
    The new protocols are part of a larger rationing of lifesaving procedures and equipment — including ventilators — that is quickly becoming a reality here as in other parts of the world battling the virus. The concerns are not just about health-care workers getting sick but also about them potentially carrying the virus to other patients in the hospital.

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