Corry Memorial Hospital nurses fight through COVID-19 challenges

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For more than a year, members of the medical community — particularly nurses — have been at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic, bearing the brunt of day-to-day hardships and sacrifices to protect their patients and communities. LECOM Health’s Corry Memorial Hospital has been fortunate to have avoided the kinds of […]

For more than a year, members of the medical community — particularly nurses — have been at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic, bearing the brunt of day-to-day hardships and sacrifices to protect their patients and communities.

LECOM Health’s Corry Memorial Hospital has been fortunate to have avoided the kinds of COVID-19 patient surges seen at larger facilities, but CMH nurses have not been immune to the challenges precipitated by the pandemic. Like healthcare professionals everywhere, CMH nurses have had to adapt to new regulations and practices, often resulting in expanded responsibilities outside the scope of their normal duties.

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“Our daily workloads have increased because of things like personal protective equipment requirements, isolation practices for our patients, additional testing that is now required, mandatory state and federal reporting and vaccine distribution,” said Patty White, CMH director of patient care services. “We have also seen an increase in the general needs of COVID patients. For example, nurses now help patients communicate with family members by phone more often than before because of visitor restrictions.”

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