Coronavirus Nurse Quits After Hospital Refused To Give Protective Mask!!

Coronavirus Nurse Quits After Hospital Refused To Give Protective Mask!

A nurse on the front lines of the Coronavirus battle in Chicago was forced to quit her job yesterday.

The nurse, who goes by the handle Nurse.iv on Instagram, posted a teary-eyed message to her family and friends yesterday on the social media platform. According to her, the hospital where she worked was refusing to give masks to nurses – even ones who were working with coronavirus patients. And so she quit.

She explained, “I went into work, and I was assigned to a COVID [19] patient, inside a dedicated COVID [19] unit [at the hospital].” She added, “None of the nurses in the unit are wearing masks, not even surgical masks.”

So the nurse decided to use her own mask, for protection. She explained, “I had my own N95, I told my manager – I know we’re short on supplies but let me protect myself.”

The nurse was told to remove her mask and she decided to quit her job instead.

With the coronavirus ravaging through the United States, we need every nurse, correct?

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I chose ๐“‚๐“Ž ๐“๐’พ๐’ป๐‘’ today… โ € & my family members who have pre-existing conditions that wouldnโ€™t get a ventilator if they contracted #COVID19 from me โ € I had a different idea in mind when I got to my #ICU this morning; I expected to see ALL OF OUR #NURSES & STAFF wearing #N95 masks but ๐™ฃ๐™ค ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™™ ๐˜ผ๐™‰๐™”๐™๐™ƒ๐™„๐™‰๐™‚ ๐™Š๐™‰… โ € Each ICU room had โ€˜make-shiftโ€™ ante-rooms attached to them created with plastic tarp & massive amounts of tape.. โ € A charge Nurse was passing out single N95 masks to nurses with a brown paper bag for them to store their mask in which was to be in inside their plastic ante-rooms & to ๐™—๐™š ๐™ง๐™š-๐™ช๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ง๐™š-๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ž๐™š๐™™ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ… โ € I asked โ€œwell what if thereโ€™s possible contamination to that N95 mask..? What about my safetyโ€ โ € My manager told me โ€œwell our staff safety is our main priority right now … if we get enough masks, we may consider having staff wear surgical masks in the weeks to come..โ€ โ € I replied, โ€œBut itโ€™s Airborne… those surgical masks wonโ€™t protect us ..โ€ โ € My manager then tells me โ€œ weโ€™ve kept up with the CDC & it is only when the COVID patient has any aerosol type treatments like a ventilator, nasal cannula, nebulizer etc thatโ€™s itโ€™s airborne..otherwise itโ€™s droplet ..โ€ โ € I replied โ€œ& 90% of our patients are intubated, paralyzed, & positive for COVID.. people not even in the hospital environment are spreading it .. we have to assume everyone is infected..especially in the hospital environment, & ๐•Ÿ๐•  ๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•– ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ๐•– ๐•–๐•ง๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•™๐•’๐•ค ๐•’ ๐••๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ก๐•๐•–๐•ฅ ๐•ž๐•’๐•ค๐•œ ๐• ๐•Ÿโ€ โ € I then told her of nurses wearing a surgical droplet masks on their units & now intubated & fighting for their lives … โ € Tears were streaming down my face & fog in my glasses at this point.. โ € I thought to myself.. ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ด..? โ € I asked one last time pleading with tears in my eyes.. โ € โ€œCan I please just wear ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ“ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ๐ค… I understand we have a shortage but I have my OWN โ€ โ € My manager told me that they couldnโ€™t allow me to wear it. โ € So I gave report, & left. โ € America is NOT prepared & Nurses are NOT safe. Plz DM me any telehealth jobs.

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