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Answering the Call - May 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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W orking in the ICU comes as a culture shock to surgical professionals who have grown accustomed to the immediate gratification of caring for patients where successful out- comes are the norm. "I was cleaning the bed of someone who had died, getting ready for the next patient and another chance," says Joana Borgonos, RN, pausing before finishing her thought. "That was a tough day." It was the toughest of many tough days the operating room nurse at New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in Manhattan has endured since trading in her scrubs for an isolation gown to help care for COVID-19 patients during this unprecedented worldwide pandemic. She helps administer medications, place feeding tubes and reposition Stepping Up During the The response from ORs in the care of COVID-19 patients has been extraordinary. Daniel Cook | Editor-in-Chief • NATIONAL PRIDE Surgical staff from around the country remain dedicated to helping their communi- ties get through the pandemic. 2 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A Y 2 0 2 0

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