"Nurse Shares Her Experience In Puerto Rico"
Melanie Pratts, a registered nurse from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai spent 14 days in Puerto Rico along with doctors and emergency professionals. She helped to attend to almost 200 patients a day in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Since the island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria, the contingent of three physicians and seven nurses treated common injuries and illnesses, minor trauma, infections, and complications that Puerto Rico residents have experienced because of their access to medication to treat chronic illnesses was disrupted by the storm. The team also coordinated the care of more critically ill patients with the local hospital, which was operating on generator power.
- Melanie Pratts, RN, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai