They are the unsung heroes in the fight against viral infections by keeping facilities clean in a time of need.
“Coming back tomorrow?” I heard one bedside ICU nurse ask another. “Absolutely not. I’m off. You couldn’t pay me enough to get me here tomorrow.”
Hawaii and Idaho are preparing to ration care as COVID-19 cases continue to surge, straining hospitals.
Mounting coronavirus cases are straining hospitals and causing the states to take drastic measures.
Nurses are quitting or retiring, exhausted or demoralized by the pandemic. And many are leaving for lucrative temp jobs with traveling-nurse agencies.
Children now make up more than 35% of reported COVID-19 cases in Tennessee as pediatric hospitalizations surge in the U.S.
More than a quarter of the nation's occupied ICU beds are being used for COVID-19 patients.
Some pediatric ICU patients in the state have been sent to Texas due to the coronavirus, staffing shortages and another respiratory illness.
California hospitals — and elsewhere — already have been pushed to the brink because of COVID.
The number of people hospitalized across the state with confirmed coronavirus infections is more than double the state’s previous peak, reached in July.