nurses, along with doctors, are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus. Every day they are risking their health and doing everything possible to save each patient. Because of the coronavirus patients are in isolation, they can’t come to be friends or family. Therefore, nurses not only provide medical assistance but also try to give moral support to patients.

endless optimism, support of colleagues and friends, the support of leadership. Tell that today Moscow also helps nurses to cope with stress, heavy load and lack of communication with the family.

the head nurse of the hospital short stay 31-th city clinical hospital

In April, the hospital was reorganized for work with patients with coronavirus. In the beginning was not myself, because it was unclear what we face. It was psychologically difficult to see such a large number of patients. Pressed the fear that somebody might not be able to help. But nobody in the team didn’t want to show this fear, and we all were. We all helped each other, not looking at the clock, didn’t what time to go home. We practically lived and continues to live at work. We understand that the situation is dire and if we do not, no.

Helps that we have a very friendly team and when some of us very hard, we try to support, cheer up, get out of the situation with humor. They say that if you have no sense of humor, you’re not a medic.

of Course, we hope for a decent outcome to the situation. And then we have the whole team go to nature and celebrate this holiday.

I work as a nurse for 21 years. Perhaps what is happening now is the most difficult period for my career. However, there was another psychologically difficult period for me personally. I was 17 years old, and I have come to practice in a children’s intensive care unit in Rusakovskaya hospital (now children’s hospital of St. Vladimir. — Approx. There I first saw the death of a child and realized that I will never be able to work with children, it’s too hard for me. Hats off to those who work in children’s hospitals.

I am a senior nurse of the Department, so now I work almost 24 hours a day, because you need to control everything. It is for us a new profile, new drugs, new force-majeure situations with which the nurses had never met. Our hospital has approximately 700 beds for patients with coronavirus, in my Department there are 75 of them.

of Course, the hospital is “dirty” and “clean” areas. We have never had a situation to someone is not enough protection. We read a lot in the media, in social networks that physicians complain about the lack of protective equipment, and we had concerns. But our guide, we never put in that position.

Changechanged communication with home. We, the doctors pushed their family into the background. Someone who lives in town provided by the hotel, so as not to bring infection home. I have two children and a husband who works in a state enterprise with irregular schedule. We had somewhere to attach children. We asked the relatives. Eventually friends took our children to themselves, for which they thank you. All friends who know that we work in this chart, support and help. It’s great, I didn’t even expect that so many people will offer their help.

In my Department are mostly heavy patients. People carry the disease in different ways. Many out, many transferred to the aftercare, but there are, unfortunately, those who are unable to save. We ask colleagues from other hospitals who have what the situation, and still can’t understand whom did the disease choose. Yes, many elderly patients, but young too much.

to Advise in this situation is something difficult, because people are already very tired of it all. But you have to have patience and to work together to help each other, do not lose optimism and sense of humor. Especially the older generation, they are now the hardest.

Acting chief nurse of city polyclinic № 68

Our clinic is temporarily repurposed to center CT to work with COVID-patients. We were sent to patients with SARS, coronavirus confirmed or suspected him, and we are using CT to confirm or refute the presence of COVID-pneumonia.

If COVID-pneumonia is confirmed, then depending on the severity of the patient it hospitalitynet or sent to outpatient treatment under the supervision of physicians. A day we take from 50 to 80 people. Of course, in our clinic observed epidemiological regime, there are “green” and “red” zones. When a patient is brought in, it passes through the filter-box on him wearing a mask and gloves. His draw up administrators who, of course, fully protected, then it is sent for medical examination, nurse taking blood, doing an EKG and CT scan and confirmed he has pneumonia or not. Potentially infected patient is strictly in a specific area of the clinic from which can not escape.

I’m the head nurse of the institution, on me full support staff consumables, disinfectants and personal protective equipment. In addition, many regulatory documents. And I also perform the duties of regular nurses: draw blood from patients, do EKG and so on. In General, a lot of work.

I already had the coronavirus, and again went to work, so it is particularly worried about the health of their employees, closely monitoring their condition, regularity tests on COVID.

we Have a very cohesive team, not one person said “I won’t work with coronavirus, I’m afraid to get infected” or “what’s in it for me”, this was not, everyone goes and works. But a refresher, realizing what it is, I’m trying to keep my girls who rush into battle, to help where I can, to do something for them.

We understand that really a lot depends on us and, if necessary, delayed. I can say that the situation is serious but stable. If some of the days it’s a little less of the patients, we do not turn down the pace, do not relax, because at any moment everything can change. The load is large, but we are ready for it and already accustomed to working in a rhythm.

the Communication with your family has changed, everything only by phone, the whole family has not gathered. Hard for them not to see, but their health a priority. I want all the others to ask that they continue to implement the recommendations on this depends the safety of their loved ones.

I’m pretty late coming into the profession. He graduated from teacher’s College, but on a speciality never worked — he went to the medical sphere. After having children I finally decided to fulfill an old dream and went to medical College, trained as a midwife. He worked at the hospital, went to the antenatal clinic, and then passed profilephotos in the specialty “Organization of nursing” and became a nurse.

Work in the specialty for 11 years. I came to the clinic from the hospital, so for me it is important that all my colleagues, nurses, all were able to provide emergency assistance to a person to do an EKG, take blood. Everyone should be professional. Very valuable for me, when I can organize well, and when colleagues understand you perfectly, and if someone is on time out for illness, it can immediately replace someone else. And, of course, is always particularly rewarding when patients thank you for assistance when they have a good mood when they smile.

Senior nurse Advisory-diagnostic centre of the Botkin hospital

we in the Advisory-diagnostic center refer patients from outpatient clinics, to clarify or to diagnose. During a pandemic, people began to come less. The majority adheres to a regime of self-isolation. If the survey or consultation is a planned, non-urgent, patients are trying to postpone the visit to the center.

So now we work with those who can’t wait. Patients nephrological, oncological and cardiological partially profiles. All the doctors and medical staff, use of personal protective equipment, patients, of course, also in the mask�� and gloves. By the way, as was before declared mandatory mask mode.

I work as the senior nurse Advisory Department No. 1 of the consultative-diagnostic center. The profession chosen independently, that is, in his heart, so the other doctors there. The profile of our offices for the most part surgical. My main task is to organize the work of the office.

What is the most difficult to deal with? To find an individual approach to each patient. Indeed, in the consultative diagnostic center people come with different problems and pathologies, from complex injuries to Parkinson’s disease, and many have limited mobility, many people are not in the best mood because of illness. And best of all, when it is possible to help the patient. Sometimes it is very important to find the right words and to support it morally, then see the changed mood and smile.

Our center does not work with COVID-patients, but the pandemic has touched us, like all the others. My mother is at risk, she never goes anywhere, I bring her whatever she needs, comply with all recommendations. All people in this difficult time I would like to wish patience to implement the recommendations, to observe the isolation. This will help both themselves and providers.