UAB nurse reports from the front lines of the COVID-19 fight

UAB nurse reports from the front lines of the COVID-19 fight
Nurses working with COVID-19 patients at UAB are facing stress and wearing uncomfortable equipment but are doing a great job, the chief nursing officer reports. (UAB)

The work of doctors, nurses and staff on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 in Alabama has been applauded, and deservedly so.

The long hours, the stress of an unseen enemy and the wearing of uncomfortable and awkward equipment are bad enough. But having to watch patients suffer and even die is the worst of all.

While it’s impossible to imagine what it’s like, Terri Poe, chief nursing officer at UAB Hospital, gives us a glimpse into some of the highs and lows.

UAB nurse talks challenges, rewards in fight against COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

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