NYU Hospital Evacuation: Nurses Manually 'Breathed' For Babies After Hurricane Sandy Causes Power Outage | Huffington Post

huffington post logo

Among the patients evacuated, reports ABC News, were 20 babies from the neonatal intensive care unit. Because the hospital's respirators for infants do not have backup batteries, each of the infants required extra attention from nurses at the hospital. At least four babies had to be carried to a waiting ambulance down nine flights of stairs while a nurse "breathed" for the infant by manually squeezing a bag to drive oxygen into the lungs.

via NYU Hospital Evacuation: Nurses Manually 'Breathed' For Babies After Hurricane Sandy Causes Power Outage | Huffington Post.