Staff nurse, Operating Room
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
March 30, 2020
Being a new-to-practice nurse in the operating room presents its own challenges. With the COVID-19 outbreak, I’ve been challenged on how to safely take care of my patients and how to properly protect myself until this situation clears.
I can honestly say that the operating room at my hospital has been on the frontlines combating this virus by donning PPE and enforcing hand hygiene and temperature scanning for everyone entering the hospital.
I’m glad I can be a part of nurses handling this situation and getting it under control.