How a 28-Year-Old ICU Nurse Tells Patients They’re Going on Ventilators

February 4, 2021

This nurse is the last face some COVID-19 patients see before their put on a ventilator. Savannah, who asked that we use just her first name, breaks the news to them in a gentle way. The 28-year-old traveling ICU nurse recorded a reenactment in full PPE gear to show how she tells patients, showing her compassionate and reassuring bedside manner. She knows they may never wake up again, and wants patients to go off with a sense of peace, so she offers to FaceTime their family before the procedure.

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