OMAHA, Neb. — In a tweetthat went viral, Courtney, a respiratory therapist at Nebraska Medicine explained her job and the challenges she faces during the pandemic. She works in the COVID units, which Courtney said are "filling up fast."
She explained how they treat patients with low blood oxygen levels and the safety precautions that must be taken with every treatment.
"All that I ask from the community of Omaha and country-wide is to please wear your masks. If not for yourselves, but for others because it's not easy and we're doing our best," Courtney said.
"We COVID have patients coming into the ER with blood oxygen saturations in the 40s and 50s and even lower than that. Normal is 92 to 100%." Along with nurses, our respiratory therapists are integral to the care of COVID patients. Courtney shares what she's seeing. pic.twitter.com/Fj2gcgiVTW— Nebraska Medicine (@NebraskaMed) November 19, 2020