Milagros Zisa: Emergency Room Nurse Working with Conoravirus Patients

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Milagros Zisa

Real life story! Mili works in New Jersey and has worked 12 hour shifts handling coronavirus cases working on the front line, wearing her mask 12 hours straight. Back pain, coughing and fever are symptoms she looks for. Many of her patients are elderly which is hard since their family can’t be with them. She holds their hand as they are dying and holds an iPad to see their family if there is time. She talks about otherwise healthy patients in their 30’s and 40’s with coronavirus. She talks about her co-worker with asthma who died of the virus.

Raised in Peru, she assists Hispanic patients who are trying to understand what’s wrong with them. She knows how scary it is for them. She talks about why she decided to work in the ER. She talks about one of her most heart-wrenching stories.

She is seeing more cases of child abuse, substance abuse, and other home-related problems in the coronavirus period.

About nanmckay

Nan has been President of Nan McKay and Associates, Inc. since 1980. She started Nan McKay Connects LLC in 2019 and has started 4 other businesses over the last 50 years. She has received numerous awards including the Allan Anderson Award of Merit from Minnesota National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, the Section 8 Administrators Award, in 2018 the National Association of Women Business Owners’ (NAWBO) Signature Award for Southern California, and in 2019 she was selected by NAWBO as the California Woman Business Owner of the Year. She was co-founder of Minnesota Women in Housing and has served on the Board of Directors for the National Leased Housing Association for many years. She has two buildings named after her in Minnesota, a 10-story elderly high-rise, the Nan McKay Building, and a family subsidized development, McKay Manor. Nan now hosts four podcast shows featuring stories of women empowerment, oral history makers of affordable housing and community development, and stories of ordinary people coping with COVID-19 pandemic.;


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