December 15, 2020

Year of the Nurse blog, Erin Colmar: ‘We’re going to beat this’

Erin Colmar

Caring for pediatric patients in the MSICU was a challenging adjustment for clinical nurse Erin Colmar – but she said she and her colleagues learned to cope. And when the unit was hit with a wave of COVID-19 patients, they had to undergo a similar transition of emotional processing – with an emphasis on peer support.

Hear her describe the first days of caring for COVID patients, in her own words.

In celebration of Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday, 2020 is the Year of the Nurse. Beginning on National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and continuing throughout the year, a special blog will feature the stories, memories and motivations of UC Davis Health nurses.

Hear their words, and get to know why and how they invest such heart, passion, expertise and commitment in their life-changing work.