Nevada Nurse Shares The Emotional Toll Of Working On The Frontlines

Researchers at George Washington University estimate that Nevada is one of 11 states at risk of straining their supply of intensive care doctors during the pandemic. Nevada is among the states with the most COVID-19 cases per-capita over the past week.

Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins gets a view from the inside with Celia Nieto, a registered nurse at the intensive care unit at St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus in Henderson, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas. She’s also a member of the union National Nurses United.

Celia Nieto is an ICU nurse at St. Rose Dominican Siena Campus in Henderson, Nevada. This is a photo of her after wearing an N95 face mask for 12 hours on shift. (Courtesy)

Statement from Randy Boynton, vice president of marketing communications at Dignity Health, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals: We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and adapt our services and operations as needed, sometimes on a daily basis. Nothing is more important than the safety of our caregivers and our patients. We are very confident that we have enough PPE for all of our staff and clinicians. We continue to follow CDC guidance and guidance from state health agencies for protecting health care workers across our entire organization. We are providing appropriate PPE to every staff member working in our hospitals.

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