Special Episode: Nurses on the Front Lines of Covid-19
On this special episode of The Handoff, we’re bringing you interviews with two nurses who are the frontlines of the battle against Covid-19. First Dan spoke with Sam Koerner, an ICU nurse who travels to assignments with her tiny home, which is where she’s currently under quarantine after working with Covid-19 patients and starting to develop symptoms herself. Sam shared what it’s like to be under quarantine and how it has impacted how she thinks about patient care moving forward. She also shared how she manages her personal anxiety in the face of a healthcare crisis in order to focus on her patients.
Lauren Rodriguez is a cardiac ICU nurse who has amassed quite a following on Instagram, where she’s been sharing very real dispatches from the frontlines of the Covid-19 crisis at @iculaughingrn. She talked with Dan about the disjointed response from the government, the conflicting guidance she’s getting about PPE and what it’s like working with some of the most critical patients.
You can find the transcript for this episode can be here: https://www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/covid-19-special