Cradling the head of the deeply sedated COVID-19 patient like a precious jewel in his hands, Dr. Alexy Tran Dinh steered his intensive-care nurses through the delicate process of rolling the woman off her stomach and onto her back, guiding the team like a dance instructor.
They moved only on Tran Dinh’s count, in unison and with extreme care, because the unconscious patient could die within minutes should they inadvertently rip the breathing tube from her mouth.
“One, two and three — onto the side,” the doctor instructed.
His next order quickly followed: “Onto the back.”
“Perfect,” he concluded when the move was done.
Source: Associated Press – JOHN LEICESTER