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Nurses, the backbone of healthcare, typically have to deal with serious levels of burnout – the COVID-19 pandemic has made the problem that much worse.

In Austin, a nurse reflects on time after spending almost two months in New York while helping the fight against coronavirus.

Read her story below.

A military combat medic is back in Austin after spending nearly two months helping the fight against COVID-19 in New York City. U.S. Air Force Major Angela Murphy has 17 years of nursing experience under her belt and some of those years were spent in Afghanistan.

“So, I’ve dealt with some mass-casualty situations in the past,” explained Murphy. But fighting an invisible war with COVID-19 in New York City is an experience she will never forget.

“People were just coming in right and left,” explained Murphy. “You couldn’t even find a place to put them because there were so many people there that needed help and they were all critically ill.”

Murphy is the chest pain coordinator at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. She was among thousands of troops deployed to NYC the first week of April when thousands of people were being hospitalized per day and dying by the hundreds.

“In the middle of it, you felt helpless and you thought it was never going to end and you prayed every day that it would end,” said Murphy.

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Because of the exhaustion, this pandemic is giving to the nursing community, some nurses may accidentally fail to do their work nicely. Because of this, they may face a disciplinary hearing by the Texas Board of Nursing.

If you are a Nurse in Austin who faces any disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing, please contact Austin nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.