"Nurses are important in managing a health crisis because we are a vital link between the patient and the rest of the healthcare team. Not only do we need to monitor the vitals of patients with COVID-19 closely, we also need to think of other activities to keep them engaged as being in isolation makes them more fragile mentally. Regular feedback to my Assistant Director of Nursing and the Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (IPCN) also allowed me to be actively involved in how can we better care for such patients.
One notable learning moment was that when donning full PPE, we can’t see the patient’s face and the patient can’t see our face. Thus, we learnt to make interaction through eye contact and body gestures to reassure them of their safety."
- Naw Hser Gay Thaw, Senior Staff Nurse, Bright Vision Hospital (BVH)
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