Healing over the holidays: A nurse’s guide to spending the holidays at the hospital

There’s no place like the hospital for the holidays. And we don’t mean that in a good way. But here are some ways to make it better.

The nurse was afraid her patient would die. She wrote her experience in a story that was shared by NPR.

Sue Perron, a Vanderbilt intensive care nurse, told the story of the patient with COVID she called the Butterfly Man

Opening a new patient care unit requires months of planning. Devin Bunch helped open the COVID-19 ICU in just a matter of days.

“Whatever it is, we roll up our sleeves and do what’s best for our patients.”

Zach Lloyd spent 95 days on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, after contracting COVID-19.

COVID recovery included long stay on ECMO, double-lung transplant

Zach Lloyd was only 37 years old with no pre-existing health conditions, but COVID-19 was bringing him within an inch of his life.

As Frank Rummo died of COVID-19, his family gathered to tell him they loved him — through an iPad and the touch of his nurse, Maddie Hayes.

“If his family had been there, they would have wanted to hold and touch his hand and rub his head, so that’s what I did”

Years ago Neil Stinson trained to care for Ebola patients. Now he is on the front lines of COVID.

“A bunch of us came from different ICU environments. We became a tight team, a great team, that came together very quickly.”

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