Meet Becca (in the orange scrubs), an ER Technician in the Danbury Hospital Emergency Department. This role involves drawing blood, checking patients’ vital signs, preparing them for exams, assisting nurses and other healthcare providers, transporting patients, and giving emergency medical care to critically injured or ill patients. At the onset of the pandemic, Becca and her coworkers were making constant adjustments to stay on top of new department guidance and protocols. Like many other states on the east coast, Connecticut is currently experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 cases, with more and more patients coming in to be evaluated in the emergency department where she works.
Through all of this, Becca has found comfort in knowing that she and her healthcare team have each other’s backs. She has been amazed by the support from the community and donations they have received from numerous local groups and businesses. In spite of the drastic changes and hardship over the past year, Becca feels very fortunate to have this job and to take part in both caring for those who have been infected and the larger effort to beat this virus. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to receive the vaccine, and is happy to be taking steps toward a world where we can leave our homes more safely.
Thank you, Becca! We appreciate you and all of the emergency healthcare workers out there who are on the front lines of this pandemic.