Reprieve #1

Reprieve #1

I’ve been home for about five days now, with another five to go before I fly back out to NYC. I’ll be out for at least 10 days, possibly 14 if they grant my request for an extension. The master plan is to fly back 

Empty City and Plague Tents

Empty City and Plague Tents

I’m fortunate to have a significant number of friends and family asking after my wellbeing on a regular basis. It’s been hard to do self-care, so the frequent reminders help keep me more grounded than I’d otherwise be. I’m well fed but have a very 

EMTs, Paramedics, and the COVID-19 Response in New York

EMTs, Paramedics, and the COVID-19 Response in New York

I’ve met a few people staying in my hotel over the past few days. Most of the hotel is full of EMTs and paramedics from all over the country (specifically Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and a few other states). They’re all 

Day 2 – Night Shift in NYC During COVID

Day 2 – Night Shift in NYC During COVID

I successfully transitioned to night shift. I haven’t had any trouble staying awake all night, but sleeping past noon is difficult. I got about four hours of sleep today; hopefully, it’ll get easier as I transition. I made sure to caffeinate before going to work 

Day 1 – Jackie Flies to NYC

Day 1 – Jackie Flies to NYC

Did you know airplanes creak during flight? I would never have noticed before, but it was hard not to with no background noise of 150 other people on the plane. My flight from Madison to LaGuardia had two passengers (including me); it was likely the 

COVID-19 IN NEW YORK CITY, A RAPID RESPONSE BY JACKIE CHRISTIANSON, NP-C

COVID-19 IN NEW YORK CITY, A RAPID RESPONSE BY JACKIE CHRISTIANSON, NP-C

This journal chronicles the experience of a nurse practitioner in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City.