Culture shock

Nurses describe their work during a pandemic

Culture shock and grief: nurses describe their work during a pandemic

“I never expected to be as close to death as I am now.”



WELL NURSES FACE A LOT OF STRSES RIGHT NOW, SASHA LENNINGER EXPLAINS SOME SAY THEY WERE NOT PREPARED FOR A PANDEMIC. THEY SAY THEY ARE TIRED. THEY ARE OVERLOADED AND STRESSED BUT A PRESBYTERIAN NURSE TELLS ME IT’S ALL WOH RTIT AT THE END OF THE DAY. I KNEW AS A NURSE THAT I SHOULD LIVE. UFFST AND IT’S JUST SOMETHING THAT COMES WITH THE NATURE OF BEING HUMAN, BUT I NEVER EXPECTED THAT I WOULD BE AS DEADLY AS I AM NOW GREAT MEDINA HAS BEEN A NURSE FOR FOUR YEARS. SHE PASSES ITS QUARTERS AT THE PRESBYTERIAN REST MEDAL CENTER. SHE SAYS THE PANDEMIC WAS A CULTURE SHOCK WHEN THE PANDEMIC FIRST HAPPENED. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. WE JUST TAKE CARE OF PATIENTS BY DOING OUR BEST TO KEEP THEM BREATHE AND DO EVERYTHING WE CAN AND THERE IS A MOMENT. SHE WILL NEVER FORGET A HUSBAND AND WIFE WHO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 THE WIFE. REVOKED HER DNR FOR BEING INTUBATED BECAUSE HUSBAND WAS INTUBATED FIRST. AND SHE REVOKED IT AND SHE SURVIVED AND IT UNFORTUNATELY PASSED IT WAS HEART BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR THIS BAUSE THE LAST THING SHE REMEMBERS IS HER HUSBAND WAS IN ICU DOING OYKA EVERY DAY STRESS FILLED MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY YOU BECOME NURSES TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE SO YOU WILL WATCH THEM GET BETTER AND LEAVE HOSPITAL AND A MAJORITY OF THESE DTSON PATIENTS CANNOT DO THAT AND IT’S JUST HEART BECAUSE YOU ARE LITERALLY THE LAST PERSON THAT TYHE SEES AND WITH THE HOLIDAYS SHE KNOWS SOME TABLES WILL HAVE AN EMPTY CHAIR. IT’S GOING TO IMPROVE TO SOME POINT. IT’S ROUGH NOW BUT WE’LL GET THERE ANDE WAN C ALL DO IT TOGETHER. SHE SAYS EVEN WITH ALL THAT EXTRA STRESS AT THE END OF THE DAY. SHE WOULD NOT CHANGE HIS JOB BECAUSE HE LOVES HER AND ACTION ALBUQUERQUE 7 NEWS BACK TO YOU. SHE SAYS YOU CAN HELP NURSESIG RHT NOW BY GETTING YOUR VACCINES AND D

Culture shock and grief: nurses describe their work during a pandemic

“I never expected to be as close to death as I am now.”

They were called heroes at the start of the pandemic. But now the nurses tell KOAT that they are tired, overworked and stressed. Two Presbyterian nurses described what work was like at the start of the pandemic and how it is now with an increase in the number of cases.

They were called heroes at the start of the pandemic. But now the nurses tell KOAT that they are tired, overworked and stressed.

Two Presbyterian nurses described what work was like at the start of the pandemic and how it is now with an increase in the number of cases.