[ Editor’s Note: Finally we get to hear the sound of what goes on during the third shift in Covid ICU units. Think of not only the nurses hearing the ‘can’t breathe’ alarms going off all night, but also the patients whose sleeping schedules are out of whack.
These are the sounds of “there goes another one”, and unless they are heavily sedated, the patients also know what those beeping sounds mean.
They are also the sounds of ICU nurses getting PTSD if immersed in that environment without the needed breaks to get their minds regrounded.
We hear of them quitting, or transferring out of ICU work, but we have not heard of any federal program to track and follow up on the expected PTSD emergence among these people.
With the tons of money being spent on Covid-19, I hope someone is looking to make sure that these ICU people get what they need, not on a corporate but a personal level.
Yes, I know they are getting paid, but does it include ‘medical combat pay’, and rehabilitation when this is over, the worst of it anyway. The CDC has been hinting that Covid, hopefully at a low and manageable level, will be with us for years to come… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … September 13, 2021
“This nurse is lying, COVID is a hoax. Vaccines are poison, they are used to track us, hear our thoughts, make us fat and turn us Muslim”
@nurse_sushiAlarm fatigue is high these days. #icu #icurn #criticalcare #rn #nurse #covid #covid19 #vaccinessavelives♬ original sound – Sugi 🐙