K9 (Pavilion K, 9th floor) at the entrance to the hot zone. Tape on the doors prevents any external air from getting inside. Nurse getting dressed in protective clothing before entering K9. Test to ensure that the N95 mask fits properly. Various types of masks are available, depending on the shape of the wearer's face. During the test, the employee must wear the mask and a large, white, impressive-looking hood. The person who offers the training also places a foul-smelling and distasteful (truly disgusting) jet of air under the hood to check the tightness of the mask. Dr. April Shamy is in charge of managing the team. Each morning, before going to each patient's room, the team of dedicated physicians (which changes every week) follows up and updates information. Dr. Michel De Marchie (foreground) Dressing session for Dr. Michel De Marchie and Dr. Simon Bergman, a procedure commonly referred to as “donning”. Undressing is called “doffing”. Morning visit in a patient’s room. A nurse on K9 measures a patient’s vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, etc.). A nurse on K9. Nurse Nurse A phone should not come into contact with an ear. Anything on K9 is considered infected. Work must always be done with gloves. Nurses talk among themselves. Cell phone in a Ziploc bag. Visit to a patient's room. How your face looks after you’ve worn a mask for three hours. A patient is discharged from the hospital. A member of staff escorts him, cleans everything after he has passed through (the elevators are disinfected), and accompanies him outside with the help of a security guard. Security agent Team in the Intensive Care Unit Nurse A phone call to family members. Patients' rooms are entered by respiratory therapists, and not just by nurses. A nurse requests support. In each room, a chart displays important information about the patient that is easily and quickly accessible. This patient had COVID-19 and recovered. Tragically, though, due to complications and after-effects, he will probably die soon. A team of physicians and a pharmacist conduct a room-by-room assessment. Death—and a patient’s departure. Nurses The team of Head Nurses for the Intensive Care Unit, including (at left) Stephanie Petizian.