Focus: Infection Control

Documenting pandemic poses safety challenge

May 21, 2020

A photographer is documenting the coronavirus pandemic through the eyes of patients and staff at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J., according to an article on the WBUR website.

Few hospitals have a full-time photographer on staff. Most of the work is for advertising or event coverage, but  his role needed to change amid the coronavirus.

Holy Name’s photographer wears the same personal protective equipment as doctors and nurses. When he leaves a room, he has to change his gloves and decontaminate his gear before moving on.

He also hopes to eventually shoot the hospital’s recovery as it switches back to operating as a non-COVID-19 hospital.

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