COVID-19 has been a long, uphill struggle for health and fitness treatment employees.
“It was quite making an attempt, very sorrowful, and anything I never assume any of us will get around. Nevertheless, it is good to be standing right here now to say ‘look we’re continue to listed here, and we’re even now standing.’ It has definitely been a ton.” interim ICU manager Christy Really like said.
She and Jan Jones are the two nurses at Southeast Ga Health Method in Brunswick.
Doctors and nurses at the system’s Brunswick and Camden County campuses lastly have some reprieve. For the initially time considering that April 2020, there are no COVID-constructive people.
“It was undoubtedly a understanding experience. I feel that it’s good that we’ve acquired basically a breather now that we have zero COVID, and yesterday was the very first working day that the total program had zero,” Director for Patient Care Expert services Jan Jones said.
Love says the hospital peaked when health care workers were treating 76 COVID patients at the Brunswick campus.
Jones and Love both agree it’s nice to have a break for now, but they do expect more surges and cases at the hospital.
“I think we’re very prepared to take that on if we need to,” Jones added.
Love says a big challenge now is building the nursing field back up.
“There’s not enough of us. There are not enough specialty-trained nurses, if you will, that can just jump in,” she said.
“(If) anything, this has shown us we need to take care of our nurses, we need to educate, and we need to make sure that everybody’s prepared for the next what-ifs and if it’s not COVID, what could it be?” she stated.
Jones and Love say COVID isn’t over, but they hope they’ve seen the worst for now.
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