COVID reports say Kansas hospitals ‘close to the edge’
TOPEKA - Feedback from medical care providers through a new regional reporting system provides insight into the severity of stress the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on hospitals across the state.
In Abilene, a chief nurse reported last week there were two patients on cpap machines, which regulate air pressure ventilation, but the staff had never used the machines before.
In Hiawatha, a cardiac patient waited seven hours for a room while staff worked to keep the person alive without the tools they needed.
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