This is the only N95 mask I will be able to use today during my 12-hour Emergency Department shift.
There are not enough masks in hospitals for us to throw them away.
Shame on anyone who is hoarding medical supplies at home or at your business.
The deaths of American nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers will rest on your souls.
New Blog Post 3/23/2020: There is no emergency in a pandemic.
New Blog Post 3/29/2020: Souls in Anguish: The Moral Injuries of COVID-19
Gah. I am both grateful (for you & others doing this work) & horrified (that this is, needlessly, your landscape).
Thank you front line doctors and nurses for all you do. I am a nurse that works in mental health and praise you today for your strength. I say I am a nurse so you understand that I KNOW what you are going through. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I have faith that this will end.
We aren’t getting N95s at all anymore, unless we are intubating or coding. Of course, we probably won’t get them for that, either, because who has time to run out of the department and get the appropriate mask sizes out of a locked drawer in a locked office, run back, and THEN don PPE before running in to assist with a code or RSI.
But that’s exactly what you MUST do
You are the ONLY you
Thank you to all the medics for their selfless help. Keep yourselves safe because without you there is no hope for us.