VIDEO: Nurse sobs after quitting because her hospital didn’t have enough PPE

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A critical care nurse who broke down in tears on Instagram has revealed to DailyMailTV why she left her job on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus.

Imaris Vera walked out of the ICU unit at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois on Monday when she arrived for her shift only to realize the face masks staff were asked to wear were inadequate.

The article goes on to state the following:

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And the registered nurse, who was caring for coronavirus patients, claims when she offered to wear her own personal protective equipment (PPE) her manager denied her request, citing CDC policy.

WATCH her heartbreaking video below. In explanation, she wrote:

I chose ๐“‚๐“Ž ๐“๐’พ๐’ป๐‘’ today…ย & my family members who have pre-existing conditions that wouldnโ€™t get a ventilator if they contractedย #COVID19ย from me
โ €
I had a different idea in mind when I got to myย #ICUย this morning; I expected to see ALL OF OURย #NURSESย & STAFF wearingย #N95ย 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..ย 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..ย 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.ย So I gave report, & left.
โ €
America is NOT prepared & Nurses are NOT safe.
Plz DM me any telehealth jobs.

 

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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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