Dallas doctors and nurses on the front lines

Medical personnel at Dallas Parkland Hospital discuss how they’re grappling with the surge of COVID-19 patients.
5:33 | 07/02/20

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And in parts of Texas culvert infections continue to push IC used to their limits just this week in Dallas. Parkland hospital opened a third icu ward to deal with the crisis our producer Jim Schultz and photojournalist Juan renteria spent time with the doctors and nurses from the medical center. Who spoke out about what they are seeing on the front lines. It's part about it is never know what's expected time every day's a level that friends it's. Always been a good an idea for weeks ago I had a fifty patients admitted in my office. Our overall intent we're never going wrong direction just worry about what's to come to three weeks from now my gut tells me when I the end. Kind of at the beginning. Search continues. In Dallas office and apartment capitalist. We're here. There's this doesn't cut it out head on and you know coming insisting it was scary man. That's within the first few weeks. Maybe. I'll have felt very safe. Look at her skirt was made our communities and Karen. Three Garcia old Hamad. They don't. You know they've had safety at that front and everything. The process again and announces you know barrier as they watch there's fewer people watching us at all times to make sure that it's done correctly. And I think it's kind of room and had a lot of people but I'm sick in understaffed that you know we are saving are protected. It's observatory. And then sign end. Center a dorm. At first I think there are all somewhat careful going into the unit not knowing what to extract this new disease. Com that every day that you're in there if he gets easier. Fisher as long hours. But honestly I feel safer in there but the property be department has supplied. Fans. I felt safer there than I do anymore so ask. Temperatures have to get our temperatures of about three times and. It can we have a specialized overboard. Creatively called a tactical care unit here very proud of our results here but we outgrown it. He had to open another word and then yesterday we get over there they never expected doing anything like this this is unlike any saying any other day of our government. But you know it's been a cool thing to be able to Gephardt haven't been able to be hands on and you know really helping these patients here really don't have anyone else I'm. Helping them there and the hospital autopsy land so I'm glad that I can be there for them and those times. Everyday kind of funds into the next day if you all there are some days where. We'll have codes are a lot of patients that just dentists and get really got really quickly and in Jose's are harder than others. These patients who are spending the last day the last few weeks months. And hospital without family without you know any. Support from their loved ones on this so hard and I think that's what. It's really hard on us but also a warning because we know that you know. The family can CS son. On reducing calls that fan it's not telethon and all those kind of things and table to show them that where there were holding their hand we are with fans. At all times on even if it spend at times for them that. You know they're not alone we are there but it is really hard on tap their family there. Yeah the only busy area. Chris yeah yeah that we do have an area that night when you can see and the windows there is really. Are not yeah. And patients are able to lock him. So whenever they are able to queens yeah they're mainly for the moment isn't there resume its it was even in person. I wish people could see. Common boat people that are about to be into David even even before that when people are just some final little bit ever. Distress from breathing. Just the fear in patients' eyes. It's hard to taken just looking out and you've you can tell that they're just so fearful they don't know. If they're gonna see their family again doing much of what they're thinking. Princess the end of the day I finished my news and called the hands of some patients get updates about their love home. Com and five of my patients are going to be able to sleep in their own bentonite which is incredible they're able to together and get discharged. And I'm just looking at our mission must their authority over a dozen. Patients singing it because of their coveted related illness. How generally slow this down. Guys. Where your masks. Washing hands. It was those things. We have science on this is not in disputes. We know these things were back. Cleanup and gasping for air. Throughout the entire day is not a comfortable feeling and anything is very distrustful and Tom and I think it's K feels like you're about to diet all the time. Wearing a mask is not just for yourself and come you know. It's really for everybody if aren't defends its profile raid homes what was it won't have made up his farm relief. This big thank you to all of our health care workers risking their own lives. To care for so many there on the front lines.

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