Stories from nurses who’ve seen ‘the worst of the worst’ during pandemic

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In some hospitals, every bed is full, and every ventilator is taken. Photo by Pixabay.

KCRW hears from nurses who are caring for more and more COVID-19 patients. They’re worried they’re running out of space and energy. “Because of the lack of support, our nurses are just exhausted. And with this exhaustion comes bad outcomes. And that's where I come in. I'm the nurse that sees the worst of the worst,” says Erin McIntosh, a rapid response nurse at Riverside Community Hospital.