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‘It’s bad. It’s really bad’: Anchorage nurses under pressure as COVID-19 pushes busy hospitals to the brink – Anchorage Daily News

Not only do they deal with the emotional strain of treating patients during the coronavirus pandemic, but nurses here say they don’t always feel protected by the…

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Nurses at Anchorages three big hospitals are working long hours under burnout-inducing pressure as the states coronavirus pandemic surges into new territory.
As their colleagues fall ill or quarantine, some nurses here say they are spending more time on patient care with less help, struggling to get tested, and at times overwhelmed by the rigors and emotional strife of treating patients cut off from family due to coronavirus precautions.
They describe levels of burnout and stress far beyond the…

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