there was this one video on youtube where a nurse was saying that people were dying in the hospitals due to negligence and not the virus.
People who don’t work in hospitals might not understand, but these patients are very difficult to take care of. Really this is true of all very ill ICU patients. Not just any medical personnel can stroll into an ICU and start managing their ventilators and medications. The amount of work that goes into “proning” a patient on a ventilator alone is extensive. Not to mention all the aspects of care for these people.
When some of these hospitals filled up, staff get pulled from other areas because there just aren’t enough nurses normally staffed in an ICU to care for 2 or 3 times the patients. Hell there aren’t even enough rooms. Hospitals basically take other areas, like ORs, and turn them into makeshift ICU beds. They were trying to train normal floor nurses for an ICU with videos and shadowing in a few weeks when they would normally have them precept for 3-6 months.
The fact is, people probably died that didn’t necessarily need to because the level of care fell. And that’s not the staffs fault. That’s just the sad reality.