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Hospital COVID-19 Preparation: 'There is a Great Deal of Sharing Among All Facilities'

Hospital COVID-19 Preparation: 'There is a Great Deal of Sharing Among All Facilities'

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses have been playing a larger-than-ever role in response to the crisis.

So, Dr. Mary Beck, the Chief Nursing Officer for University of Missouri Health Care and a professor at MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing, spoke about some of the ways nurses have been trained and are continuing to get prepared for a potential COVID-19 surge.

This is an excerpt from KBIA’s daily talk show, the Check-In with Janet Saidi, on Wednesday, April 15. You can hear the full show – here.

Emergency Care in Rural Missouri 'Is What You're Concerned About'

Emergency Care in Rural Missouri 'Is What You're Concerned About'

Evelyn and Jack Ramsey live in rural Lincoln County. About half an hour from Troy, Missouri, which has a population of about 12,500 people.

Evelyn used to work as a nurse and Jack in avionics at McDonnell Douglas. They spoke about some of the struggles with access to emergency health care that exist in rural Missouri.

This piece was reported and produced by Will Robinson.

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