What’s Happening at the ICU While You’re Hunkered Down at Home

What’s Happening at the ICU While You’re Hunkered Down at Home

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Elyse Isopo, a nurse practitioner supervisor in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Northwell Health’s North Shore University Hospital, recorded one exhausting workday filled with frustration and heartache as she and her coworkers cared for those left critically ill from the coronavirus. This is an inside look at life in the ICU during a pandemic.

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