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COVID-19 Stories of Resilience


We want to hear from trauma professionals who are navigating COVID-19! Many of you who took our COVID-19 survey asked us to share stories from others in the trauma community to help you feel less alone. Send your story, with pictures if you are comfortable sharing them, to and we will share it with the ATS community.


If you haven't taken the two-minute survey yet, complete it here.


Stories of Resilience:



I’m very lucky and thankful that I have a loving home to return to every night. My husband lets me talk when I need to do, or gives me space when that’s what I need.  I hated sleeping in the spare room, but to keep him safe I did that for about 2 months. What is difficult is not being able to see my parents or his mom... Read More



We’re all experiencing this grief and trauma of the pandemic, and being able to support others during this time: when it first happened, I was glad to come to work. I was not concerned about what was going to happen if I go see patients. I wanted to see patients because I knew they were here alone without their families. They’re able to decompress with us and talk about feelings or just regular day-to-day stuff...Read More



Join the ATS and Jane McCormack, RN, BSN, CSTR, TCRN and Trauma Program Manager at Stony Brook Medicine, to hear Jane’s first-hand account of how her hospital adapted to care for COVID-19 patients. Learn how “pop-up” units took shape throughout the campus to manage the surge as Jane transitioned to bedside care and provided management support throughout the organization. Hear about the challenges, the stress, and the moments of adaptation that provided the pathway for Stony Brook’s survival in the face of COVID...Watch the ATS webinar under "Trauma Registry Webinars" in our learning management system here



It was pretty scary walking into work every day not knowing what kind of patient load you would have or how severe it would be that day, it took a toll on all of us. We have relationships with these patients...The losses that we had were really hard for us, just like it was for the families. We were there with them the whole time...Read More

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