Local Nurse Making Sure Co-Workers Stay Protected During Coronavirus Pandemic

Local Nurse Making Sure Co-Workers Stay Protected During Coronavirus Pandemic


SKYLER HENRY, CBS NEWS, GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND. YOU KNOW, WITH MEDICAL EQUIPMENT IN SUPPORT SUPPLY MANY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ARE DOING WHATEVER THEY CAN TO PROTECT THEMSELVES DURING THE PANDEMIC. HEALTHCARE WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE SHAKER PICTURES ON TWITTER OF THEIR MAKE SHIFT PROTECTIVE GEAR INCLUDING HOMEMADE FACE MASKS, SKI GOGGLES AND EVEN HALLOWEEN COSTUMES. VITTORIA WOODILL SHOWS YOU HOW A LOCAL NURSE MAKING SURE SOME OF HER CO-WORKERS STAY SAFE ON THE JOB. I’M SURE YOU’RE PROBABLY AWARE THAT MANY HOSPITALIZATION ARE RUNNING SHORT ON SUPPLIES. SPECIALLY MASKS. WELL, THE OTHER NIGHT I FACE-TIME ONE LOCAL NURSE AFTER HER 13 HOUR SHIFT. WHO SHOWED ME THAT A NURSE’S SHIFT IS REALLY NEVER OVER. SO, MEET BRENDA, A WOMAN AND MOTHER WHO HAS BEEN MAKING HER OWN MASKS FOR HER FAMILY AND HER FAMILY ON THE FRONT LINE. DO YOU THINK PEOPLE REALLY UNDERSTAND SORT OF THE EMOTIONAL PHYSICAL, YOU KNOW, TOLL THAT NURSES GO THROUGH, ESPECIALLY IN THE SITUATION LICK THIS? I MEAN, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN EVEN COMPARE IT TO? NO. I JUST HAVE TO SAY, A LOT OF THE NURSES, YOU KNOW, I DON’T SLEEP AT NIGHT, WORRYING ABOUT YOUR PATIENTS, BUT THE FLOOR WE’RE ON IT IS ALL COVID PATIENTS. SOMETIME NOW I’M CATCHING MYSELF DRIVING HOME FROM WORK IN SILENCE BECAUSE I JUST NEED THE TIME FOR MY BRAIN NOT TO THINK AND NOT TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON, ALMOST TO DECOMPRESS. IT TURNS OUT THAT DIDN’T LAST LONG, BECAUSE THEN YOU WENT OUT AND GOT SEWING MACHINE. WHEN WORKED LAST WEEK I NOTICED SUPPLIES WERE DWINDLING, BECAUSE EVERYBODY IS USING THE MASKS AND RIGHTFULLY SO. WE NOT PREPARED FOR. THIS I DON’T THINK ANYBODY ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS PREPARED FOR THIS. I START TODAY SEE SOME PEOPLE PUTTING ON FACEBOOK I’LL TRY TO MAKE MY OWN MASK AND THE JOKES ABOUT OH, USE A SCARF IF YOU DON’T HAVE A MASK I WAS LIKE WAIT A SECOND T START PHILADELPHIA CLICK LIKE COULD I MAY BEING US MASS SMACKS MY DAUGHTER THE TOY SEWING MACHINE, SO I WENT ON LINE TO LOOK TO SEE WHAT PATTERNS I THOUGHT WOULD WORK FOR US, REALIZE THAT WE NEEDED MORE FILTRATION, AND BY NO MEANS IS THIS A N59, BUT I KIND OF WANTED SOMETHING THAT WAS COVERING THE BRIDGES OF OUR NOSE AND GET A SEAL AROUND OUR MOUTH, SO I FAWN THIS ONE MASK THAT I WAS ABLE TO CROW ATE A POCKET BETWEEN THE TWO LAYERS THAT I ACTUALLY HAVE CRAZY BUT COFFEE FILTERS, I PUT COFFEE FILTER, AND I POLLED IT IN HALF. AND THERE IS A LITTLE POCKET ON THE INSIDE, AND I STUCK THE COFFEE FILTER IN THE POCKET. AND IT JUST ADDS ANOTHER LAYER OF PROTECTION FOR US. SO USING COFFEE FILTERS, FABRIC THAT YOU BOUGHT, AND SCRUNGY THAT’S. HEAD WANTS. I THINK PEOPLE NEED TO REALIZE EVERYBODY PLAYS A PART, THOSE CONTRACTORS, CARPENTERS, HAVE N59 YOU’RE NOT USING YOU CAN’T GET OUT TO WORK. WE NEED THEM. WE’RE IN DESPERATE NEED. DESPERATE. AND IF YOU HAVE A SEWING MACHINE, IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT. BRENDA ALSO SHARED WITH ME THAT THE MORNING SHE RAN OUT TO BUY A SEWING MACHINE, SHE WASN’T THE ONLY MUSTER DOING THE SAME EXACT THING. TO OUR NURSES, THANK YOU. TUNE ALL OF HOUSEWORK TO SAFELY STAND BY, THIS MAY BE THE TIME TO PICK UP A NEW

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