COVID-19 has been a lengthy, uphill struggle for overall health treatment staff.
“It was incredibly attempting, pretty sorrowful, and a little something I don’t imagine any of us will get around. Nevertheless, it is pleasant to be standing listed here right now to say ‘look we’re continue to here, and we’re nevertheless standing.’ It has surely been a lot.” interim ICU supervisor Christy Enjoy mentioned.
She and Jan Jones are the two nurses at Southeast Ga Wellness Program in Brunswick.
Medical doctors and nurses at the system’s Brunswick and Camden County campuses last but not least have some reprieve. For the first time since April 2020, there are no COVID-positive patients.
“It was definitely a understanding knowledge. I consider that it is great that we’ve bought practically a breather now that we have zero COVID, and yesterday was the initially working day that the full technique had zero,” Director for Client Care Companies 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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