Nurses forced to ‘hold their breath’ while treating coronavirus patients because of masks shortage

Nurses forced to ‘hold their breath’ while treating coronavirus patients because of masks shortage

Nurses are treating coronavirus patients while “holding their breath” as a result of shortages of protective masks, doctors have claimed. A dossier being compiled by the Doctors’ Association, a lobbying group, contains a series of alarming claims of medics being unable to access the equipment they need in the last week, to protect themselves from becoming infected. The evidence […]
‘We expect to lose patients over the coming weeks’

‘We expect to lose patients over the coming weeks’

I arrive at work at 7.30am after driving through the empty streets of London. After coffee and breakfast, I don my personal protective equipment (PPE) and go into the “red zone” in the adult intensive care unit, where the Covid patients are. As a perfusionist, I...