The surge in hospitalized COVID-19 patients is putting pressure on the U.S. health care system. On the 26th, ABC broadcast a selfie video of a nurse in the intensive care unit of an American hospital.
In the video, the nurse begged the American people not to take the COVID-19 epidemic seriously, pay attention to the epidemic, and strictly abide by all health and epidemic prevention measures. She said she didn’t want to see everyone in the intensive care unit she was responsible for.
The nurse works in the intensive care unit that receives patients with COVID-19. She said she was exhausted when she was shooting this video just finished her third 12-hour shift of the week. Before the outbreak of the epidemic, she only had to be on such a shift once a week.
Intensive Care Unit Nurse of American Hospital: We have given emergency intubation to many patients. I have never seen such a seriously ill patient in my life.
Their condition deteriorates rapidly. What makes me feel even more sad is that in the past, I was able to take the desperate rescue measures for critically ill patients very quickly.
But now, because of the pandemic, I can’t do this. I have to protect myself first, and also protect other patients I take care of.
I have to take a few minutes to put on the PPE first, and the patient’s condition may be very urgent and need my care urgently, but they don’t get the timely treatment they deserve, because I have to wear the PPE first.
The nurse said that her hospital was seriously understaffed and that she and her colleagues were on the verge of collapse. She begged Americans to pay attention to the epidemic.
Nurse in the intensive care unit of the American hospital: Please pay attention to the epidemic and wear a mask. Hope you don’t see you (in the intensive care unit).