Ochsner nurse anesthetist contracts coronavirus, heals, and charges back to the front lines

Nurse Anesthetist Alex Wheatley began working with COVID-19 patients in March 2020, contracted the illness, recovered and has returned to the front line.
Check out the whole story here: https://www.nola.com/news/coronavirus/article_25b835c0-7b65-11ea-ab5c-67ceca2dba77.html 
State of Louisiana- Emergency Proclamation- CRNA Scope of Practice- COVID-19

Governor John Bel Edwards issued an Executive Order on March 31st temporarily removing the statutory physician supervision requirement for CRNAs during this crisis. This was executed so that LA CRNAs can care for the citizens of Louisiana diagnosed with COVID-19 in the safest and most efficient manner possible.

Other APRN restrictions were suspended as well such as the requirement for NPs to have collaborative practice agreements in place.

See section 2 parts b and c for the relevant portions for APRNs and CRNAs in Louisiana:

In the event that you can be used as an ICU consultant, resources may be found here:

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