Daijiworld Media Network - Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Feb 19: Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a team of eight nurses from Cleveland Clinic, here, flew to the US to spend six weeks with the caregivers.
“I became a nurse to help people in need and give back to the community. So, when I was told that there was an opportunity to help my colleagues in the US, I could not refuse,” Nimeh Mahmoud, a nurse said.
The team of nurses will work with healthcare professionals at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital in Ohio.
“During the peak of the pandemic, we learned a lot about the positioning of patients while they recovered. I’m looking forward to sharing that knowledge and learning more from my peers at Cleveland Clinic,” Jennifer Yeckley, another nurse, a part of the team said.
“Nurses have played a critical role during the pandemic by providing direct assistance and raising awareness among patients and communities,” said Sue Behrens, a chief nursing officer at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
“Having been on the front lines of care for the sickest patients during the peak of the pandemic in the Emirates, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s nursing workforce gained the crucial knowledge and treatment skills required to address the pressing needs of the patients in the US and are ready to support their counterparts where and when it is needed the most,” Behrens added.
The team of volunteers included nurses from a range of specialties, including stroke care, neurological and surgical intensive care, and patient education, the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office added.