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Keeping Safe and Sane in a COVID-19 ICU

With the pandemic showing no signs of slowing, nurses at Peter Sidhu’s hospital are allowed to bring in their own masks from home.

Peter Sidhu’s latest video diary entry reveals that morale among his fellow nurses is steadily improving, even as the number of COVID-19 patients in his ICU has tripled. However, concerns about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) run high, especially as not every COVID-positive patient is supplied with N95 masks.

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The author is a registered nurse who works in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Kaiser Permanente’s Woodland Hills Medical Center in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley. He is a member of United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (a financial supporter of this website).

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