This Is Life For Emergency Medical Professionals Right Now
Heather, an emergency nurse of seven years, described her medical department in Southern California as a “war zone.”
She works in one of the busiest emergency departments in Los Angeles County, but this week things were more intense for patients than usual.
It starts even before anyone even enters the hospital, Heather said. (She asked to be identified by her first name to avoid repercussions from her employer, which has a policy against speaking to the press.)
There are stations set up outside to separate visitors from patients and to funnel patients with COVID-19 symptoms into a separate triage tent. Security guards are on standby to tell visitors they can’t visit loved ones; police have to be called if those visitors push back against the new policy.
And that’s just the outside of …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]