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Home Health & Fitness Nurse in ICU begs the public to stop being careless

Nurse in ICU begs the public to stop being careless


SANTA MONICA, CA – DECEMBER 15: A patient survived a code blue and then was rushed to ICU to be intubated and be placed on a ventilator inside #Providence #Saint #Johns #Health #Center on #Tuesday, #Dec. 15, 2020 in #Santa #Monica, CA. (#Francine #Orr / #Los #Ang

A registered nurse in #West #Covina, #California, is pleading with the public to ‘stop being careless’ as she witnesses an overwhelming amount of patients in her ICU unit during the latest COVID-19 surge.  #In a #TikTok video posted before the holidays, #Gayana #Chuklansev appeared visibly shaken as she compared her hospital to a ‘war zone’.

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“#We have no ventilators for patients. #We have no sedating medications. #Patients are dying like flies,” she stated in her post during her shift at the #West #Covina hospital, which has accumulated 1.4 million views over the past few days.

“#We’re full. #We’re at max capacity. #We have no resources. #We have no staff,” #Chuklansev says while holding back tears.

#Chuklansev describes the difficulties her hospital faces during this latest coronavirus surge and how the doctors are overwhelmed with patients, making it difficult to treat each person.

RELATED: #Coronavirus surge swamping hospitals prompts indefinite #California lockdown

“#We didn’t sign up to watch patients die because we physically cannot help them,” #Chuklan explains. “#So, please stop being careless. #Please stay home during the holidays because it’s only going to get worse.”

#Los #Angeles #County, which has recorded 40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the state, reported another 227 new deaths on #Tuesday, although the new daily record included reporting from holiday backlogs. The county’s public health department also confirmed its highest number of hospitalizations reported in a day, at more than 7,000 people, a nearly 1,000% increase from two months ago.

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#California health officials announced an extension of the #December 6 lockdown restrictions for the county and 22 others in #Southern #California and the agricultural #San #Joaquin #Valley. The regions have about 60% of the state’s population of 40 million and also have seen COVID-19 surges since the #Thanksgiving holiday that have left hospitals struggling to find beds for emergency room and intensive care unit patients.

#Some hospitals have set up tents to hold ER patients, and one converted a disused cafeteria to handle patients.

The #Associated #Press contributed to this report.

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