Florida’s ICU units are under immense amounts of stress due to the spread of Covid-19.
One nurse wrote to NewNation Now anonymously as a plea for help from Broward Health Medical Center on behalf of the registered nurses.
When asked why the nurse wanted to remain anonymous, they stated that they are supposed to portray as a healthcare hero to everyone and as if everything is under control in the ICU when it is not.
Broward, one of the largest hospital systems, would normally have one nurse caring for two Covid patients at a time, but right now it’s 3-4 patients per nurse and they’re overworked and understaffed.
The nurse said they are so short-staffed it’s making it so patients aren’t being properly cared for.
The hiring is simply not happening as fast as positive cases are growing.
On top of needing to hire more staff, ICU nurses for Broward say more than half of their coworkers have quit.
The anonymous nurse described feeling like they are drowning and nobody is listening.
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