Recently, Alison Johnson, a nurse in the intensive care unit of Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee, said in an interview with the media that their workload has been increasing recently, and they have to face multiple pressures such as the death of patients, which have had a negative impact on the psychological impact on medical staff.
ALISON SON ICU nurse at Johnson City Medical Center, Tennessee, USA: In my opinion, we have been through the most difficult period so far, every day is a challenge. We are all tired and working longer hours.
At 10:30 this morning, three of our patients died. It’s really difficult! These have a negative impact on our emotions and psychology.
Johnson also said that medical staff have experienced more deaths in the past few weeks than at any previous period, which she has not experienced in many years.
ICU Nurse at Johnson City Medical Center, Tennessee, USA Allison Johnson: It’s really sad. Our medical team works hard every day. We have experienced more deaths in the past few weeks than ever before. I have been a nurse for 16 years. What I have experienced in the past few months and weeks is nothing compared with my previous experience.