A nurse’s notes from the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

Without question, the most difficult aspect of caring for patients with COVID-19 is that we can’t just walk in and chit-chat the way we used to. Nurses’ interactions are very limited now because we try not to go into our patients’ rooms too often.

“I’m not really worried about catching the coronavirus myself — at least not from my patients or colleagues. Everything at MD Anderson is set up in such a structured way. We have all the protective gear we need on the COVID-19 unit, spotters to help us take off our soiled gowns and open doors, and cleaning staff who are constantly wiping things down. Everyone is being really cautious and practicing social distancing. So, I feel like I’m in the safest place I can possibly be.”

Read the full letter by BROOKE SPACEK here

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