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Humans of Partnership: Amanda Smith

Nurse wearing blue scrubs and a blue mask

Nothing is the same. We’ve had to rethink everything we do — not just how we do medicine but each diagnosis. We treat every patient as if they have COVID-19. The disease has such a broad presentation and there is so much unknown, we take it day by day and we are very flexible. Our team is close. There are days you know that it could have been a lot worse and you’re thankful for having a great team. There are also times when you can look at another team member and know that they’re thinking, ‘I got you,’ and there will be days when I will do the same for them. That’s the best part of us.

Amanda Smith, RN, Hawaii Nurses and Healthcare Professionals (Hawaii)