Health Editor’s Note: While this is a picture of one emergency department (ED) in one city, these scenes are repeated all of the world. Then do I need to also mention what Intensive Care Units look like?……Carol
‘In one shift I pronounced 6 people dead.’ Brutal pics shows front line of COVID-19 fight
by BRIAN MAHONEY and JOHN MINCHILLO Associated Press
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A nurse furiously pushes down on a man’s chest as five other caregivers in full protective gear surround the patient’s bed.
Suddenly, one throws up his arms and steps backward.
“OK, move! Everybody move!” are the instructions.
Moments after they back away, an alarm sounds and the electrodes fastened to the patient’s chest deliver a shock to his heart. His arm spasms. He shakes on the bed. Soon after, he is placed on a ventilator. He has been saved — for now.
“It’s been a nightmare. We have a volume of sick people like you can’t believe. In one shift, I pronounced six people dead,” said Dr. Anthony Leno, the hospital’s director of emergency medicine, who before the outbreak on average pronounced one dead in a 10-12 hour shift.
The Yonkers hospital, which sits near the Bronx border and serves one of the poorest sections of Westchester County’s largest city, has been besieged by the new coronavirus. Half of the approximately 280 staff members who were tested for the disease were positive — with another 25 to 30 still awaiting results, according to Dean Civitello, the vice president for human resources.
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.
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