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Troops serving to deal with COVID sufferers at Fort Collins hospital

Troops serving to deal with COVID sufferers at Fort Collins hospital

Groups from the Division of Protection have arrived at UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital to assist deal with contaminated sufferers and relieve stress on medical doctors and nurses.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Workers on the Colorado hospitals hardest hit by COVID have one thing to be glad about this Thanksgiving. Groups from the Division of Protection have arrived to assist deal with contaminated sufferers and relieve stress on the medical doctors and nurses.

“This isn’t my first deployment,” U.S. Air Pressure 1st Lt. Anthony Albina stated. 

“Deployment” just isn’t the phrase most nurses use to explain going to work.

Albina has handled individuals in battle zones. Now the battle takes him to Fort Collins as a part of a Division of Protection medical response group despatched to Colorado from Andrews Air Pressure Base to assist ease staffing and capability challenges at UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital.

“I’m a vital care nurse and a vital care flight nurse for the Air Pressure,” Albina stated. “The drugs itself doesn’t change an excessive amount of. It simply modifications the surroundings which you follow it and the sources readily available.”

On this Thanksgiving, assistance is price being grateful for.

“They’re serving to us out immensely, and we’re simply attempting to get by day-after-day,” Megan Tschacher, an ICU nurse at Poudre Valley Hospital, stated. “They’ll take a few of that weight off of our shoulders and we are able to type of breathe a bit of.”

About 20 troops from the Air Pressure are deployed to Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins. They’ll keep there so long as they should earlier than transferring to a different hospital that wants their assist.

“Wherever the necessity is, we’re very lucky to have the ability to fill it,” Albina stated. 

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