Photos | ICU availability in Southern California at 0% amid deluge of COVID-19 patients

 proxy.yoo.workers.dev  12/18/2020 04:03:42 

The availability of intensive care unit beds throughout Southern California hit 0% Thursday, and officials warned that conditions in hospitals are expected to erode further if COVID-19 continues to spread unchecked.

Dr. Leroy Pascal, in white mask, and nurses attend to a COVID-19 patient.
Emergency department medical director Dr. Leroy Pascal, in white mask, and ER nurses scramble to attend to a COVID-19 patient at Desert Valley Hospital on Thursday in Victorville.

Ashley Cohagen, RN, works with a COVID-19 patient at Providence Saint John's Health Center.
Ashley Cohagen, RN, works with a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Providence Saint Johns Health Center in Santa Monica.

Pulmonologist Dr. Laren Tan and his team intubate a patient
Pulmonologist Dr. Laren Tan, center, and his team of nurses and respiratory therapists intubate a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Emergency room staff rush a trauma patient to the exam area in Moreno Valley
Emergency room staff rush a trauma patient to the exam area in Moreno Valley.

Nurse Jennifer Caspary helps Dr. Leroy Pascal with his protective gear
ER nurse Jennifer Caspary helps Emergency Department Medical Director Dr. Leroy Pascal with his protective gear Thursday at Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville.

A patient survives a code blue is rushed to ICU to be intubated and be placed on a ventilator at Providence Saint John's.
A patient survives a code blue is rushed to ICU to be intubated and be placed on a ventilator at Providence Saint Johns Health Center in Santa Monica.

ICU nurse Lynda Tegan checks on COVID-19 patient Jose Mariscal, 66
Nurse Lynda Tegan checks on COVID-19 patient Jose Mariscal, 66, who had been in the ICU for four days at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Calif.

A patient survives a code blue and is rushed to the ICU
A patient survives a code blue and is rushed to the ICU to be intubated and placed on a ventilator at Providence Saint Johns Health Center in Santa Monica.

Michelle Goldson, RN, in the ICU at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
Michelle Goldson, RN, in the ICU at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles.

Nurse Jeanette Pimentel checks on Pedro Luera, 68, who was airlifted from El Centro.
Nurse Jeanette Pimentel checks on Pedro Luera, 68, who was airlifted from El Centro to Paradise Valley Hospital in National City.

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