ICU NURSES/OTHER NURSES Dealing with COVID patients

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by MareBear112 (New) New

Hi forum. This question is for nurses that deal a lot with covid patients so I'm thinking  ICU nurses. Have you experienced vaccinated patients dying due to covid complications???

toomuchbaloney

Has 44 years experience. 8,356 Posts

This seems an odd question given that the vast majority of hospitalizations and deaths from covid occur in unvaccinated people.

amoLucia

Specializes in retired LTC. 7,641 Posts

School question?

toomuchbaloney

Has 44 years experience. 8,356 Posts

1 hour ago, amoLucia said:

School question?

I hadn't considered that possibility...

John2018

Specializes in Occupational Health Nursing. Has 4 years experience. 102 Posts

I'm not an ICU nurse but I have a close friend that works in Cardiac ICU and yes,  they do have patients who are completely vaccinated die due to complications from COVID but their numbers are way smaller compared to those who are not vaccinated. 

JBMmom, MSN, NP

Specializes in New NP Hospitalist, Critical care, Med-surg, LTC. Has 10 years experience. 4 Articles; 2,020 Posts

In my ICU, the patients that were vaccinated and ended up in ICU and/or dying mostly had other major comorbidities. Especially those with cancer diagnoses and severely compromised immune systems. I can only think of 1 or 2 fully vaccinated patients that died that did not also have cancer. 

PMFB-RN, RN

Specializes in burn ICU, SICU, ER, Trauma Rapid Response. Has 16 years experience. 5,339 Posts

In my unit we had two fully vaccinated people die of COVID. One had advanced leukemia and a trashed immune system. The other was a healthy young (31) man who came in to our ED with SOB and was dead less than four days later. Had our docs stumped and nothing we did seemed to matter.

    I'm not sure how many unvaccinated people died of COVID in our unit, over 50 though.