Inside the University Hospital Medical Intensive unit, the summer months are typically their “off-season,” with low-numbers of critical patients. It was a few months to take a breath and collect themselves before flu season begins in the fall. But the Summer of 2020 proved to be painfully different. This summer the unit found itself dealing with many more severely sick patients than they were used to treating during the season.
For the finale episode of Unit on the Brink’s first season, three nurses sat down to discuss being at one of Utah’s medical epicenters of COVID-19 during a peak in the virus crisis, revealing their fears, anguish, and frustration, along with their love for their profession.