The latest surge of COVID-19 cases has revealed the shortcomings of the health care system. Hospitals in the South have a shortage of nurses, specifically those experienced enough to work in an intensive care unit.
Vanderbilt ICU nurse Kristin Nguyen is working mostly with COVID-19 patients and recorded an audio diary of her experiences. Her audio diary was produced by WPLN senior health care reporter Blake Farmer.
This segment aired on September 1, 2021.