UNLV Medicine's ICU Team: On the Frontlines of COVID-19 Crisis
It’s 7 o’clock in the morning. In three hours Dr. Angelica Honsberg, the division chief for the UNLV Pulmonary Critical Care Division, will begin another shift overseeing clinical care for patients with COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit.
Some of the patients are on ventilators, which literally can be lifesavers.
“These are people who can no longer breathe on their own, so machines must be used to help them breathe,” says Honsberg, who has over 20 years of experience in pulmonary/critical care medicine. “They’re in critical condition, on life support. Their lungs are affected by COVID-19 -- there’s fluid in their lungs.”