Submitted by McGill
September 2, 2020

We were working on the COVID wind of the ICU, spending hours in the room of an newly admitted patient. The patient was pretty young. We finally got to get out of the room after stabilizing him. We were exhausted, sweaty, thirsty, and tired, but it felt right to know that we did everything we could to help that patient. The protection material was so rare that you could not just decide to get out the room because you were tired. It actually forced us to rethink the way we are treating patient, to be more efficient, more accurate and precise in the intervention we do for the patient and his family. When you get out of a ICU/COVID patient’s room, you can truly say that as a nurse, everything you had to do is done.