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'Organised madness': Nurse describes what it's like to be on the frontline of coronavirus outbreak and inside a specialised COVID-19 clinic Michelle Caulfield works in the coronavirus clinic in The Alfred in Melbourne  She described it as 'organised madness' and has tested hundreds of patients Ms Caulfield said staff take extreme precautionary measures for protection Staff are trying to keep morale high in the face of the devastating outbreak  Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

By Jackson Barron For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:26 BST, 30 March 2020 | Updated: 01:26 BST, 30 March 2020

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A nurse has described what it is like to be on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak inside a COVID-19 clinic in hospital.

Michelle Caulfield is a supervising associate nurse manager in The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne who is working with coronavirus patients in a specialised clinic in the emergency department.

The Alfred launched their COVID-19 screening clinic on March 12 and Ms Caulfield has tested hundreds of patients for the deadly disease.

'We say the swabs — like a cotton bud fed up the nose to the nasopharynx — are like tickling people's brains,' Ms Caulfield told The Herald Sun.

'It was organised madness.'

A nurse wearing protective clothing greets a patient outside The Alfred COVID-19 screening clinic on Thursday

 A nurse wearing protective clothing greets a patient outside The Alfred COVID-19 screening clinic on Thursday 

The clinic was launched on March 12, with Ms Caulfield saying staff take extreme precautionary measures to protect themselves against the disease

The clinic was launched on March 12, with Ms Caulfield saying staff take extreme precautionary measures to protect themselves against the disease

Ms Caulfield said her staff have treated people aged from their 20s to their 90s in the hospital and have extreme precautionary measures in

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