VIDEO: Tearful Nurse Claims New York Hospitals ‘Murdering’ COVID Patients

A registered nurse from Nevada decided to volunteer to work in states where the COVID crisis is overwhelming the hospitals, and what she found will blow your mind. Don’t miss this.

Nicole Sirotek, RN (Photo Credit: YouTube/Screenshots)

A Nevada nurse who traveled to New York to help treat COVID-19 patients has posted a tearful Facebook Live video claiming that patients are being “murdered” by “gross negligence and complete medical mismanagement.”

Nicole Sirotek, a nurse from Elko, Nevada, was assigned to two different hospitals in New York City.

“I am literally telling you that they are murdering these people,” Sirotek said in the terrifying video.

The video begins with Sirotek explaining that every time she attempts to advocate on behalf of one of her patients, management takes them away and reassigns her to another unit. She said that this happened at both of the hospitals she has worked at in the city.

“I legitimately don’t even know what to do anymore. Even advocacy groups don’t give a sh-t about these people,” she said. “Black lives don’t matter here. No lives matter here.”

The nurse explains staffing is not the problem. “We have more than enough staff,” Sirotek claims. “The problem is a total mismanagement of the staff and residents who aren’t being watched.”

“I know not everybody is going to live. I’m not that f*cking green, or ignorant, or bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to think that, okay? I know we’re going to have a sh*t ton of people die — but these people aren’t dying from COVID.”

Sirotek related how one ventilator was not placed correctly and the patient died. This is something that is easy to fix and is a rookie mistake. If both lungs are not inflating, then it’s obvious that the vent is not properly placed.

“Like only one-side of his f*cking chest is inflating,” the nurse said. “So, he dies.” She goes on to talk about a patient with a very slow heartbeat and how the resident physician also caused that patient’s death.

“Another patient had a heart rate of 40, and the resident starts doing chest compressions on him,” Sirotek said. “Which is not what you do. You externally pace them or give them some Atropine. And then, I run in there to stop him doing chest compressions on someone with a f*cking pulse, and then he decides to push Epi (Epinephrine) and throws some pads on him to defibrillate the guy in bradycardia.” 

It’s textbook medical 101, you do not “defibrillate” anyone who has a normal heart rhythm. “Bradycardia” means a “slow heartbeat.” It’s slow, but it is a normal rhythm. You only “shock” a patient when their heart rate is abnormal…you shock it back to “normal sinus rhythm.”

Shocking a patient with a normal sinus rhythm is automatic death. Every first-year resident and ICU nurse knows this. It’s ingrained into you by your professors.

In another example, she said that a patient was given the wrong type of insulin and died. This almost never happens. The protocol to give insulin — since it can be so deadly if given wrong — is that two RN’s must sign off on the type and dosage before a nurse can administer it.

Even more alarmingly, she said that the hospital was refusing to give blood transfusions to patients who are low on blood unless they have internal bleeding. Without proper blood flow, she explained, the ventilators will not do anything to help them — and she said that this is a common problem for patients with the virus.

Sirotek explained that “we’re not even treating the COVID guys, for real, we’re not treating the COVID.” She said that the bare minimum is being done to keep them alive but not to help them get better. This has led to a 100 percent mortality rate in her unit, she claims.

Sirotek asserted that the hospitals are so neglectful of the COVID patients that she has actually been assigned to people who are already dead, but nobody knew it.

How long have they been dead? Nobody knows!” Sirotek exclaimed.

These issues are happening in New York where the COVID crisis has been mismanaged from day one. 

“Although the public is only now becoming aware of the problem, emergency room shortages have long plagued the state’s healthcare system. In addition, New York bypassed an opportunity five years ago to purchase 16,000 ventilators at a total cost of under $600 million,” Joel Griffith, a research fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, told Fox News.

Manny Alicandro, a New York-based attorney who specializes in policy and politics, also noted that New York started the fiscal year facing a $6 billion budget gap, the worst since 2011 — and much of the state and city officials have been mostly “distracted with social issues such as banning plastic bags, bail reform and failed alternative energy policies.”

The mismanagement starts on the Macro level and it seeps down to the Micro level inside the hospitals. Bad leadership caused New York to be unprepared for this COVID crisis.

What this poor nurse is experiencing goes to the very heart of why liberal policies can be deadly. Every American needs to understand the medical system inside a state like New York is managed by the same liberal bureaucrats who put American lives secondary to their ascension to power.

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Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.