CHINA ICU of Huoshenshan Hospital starts to accept severe NCP cases

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ICU of Huoshenshan Hospital starts to accept severe NCP cases

By Xian Gan, Wang Xuechao | People's Daily app

21:08, February 09, 2020

Wuhan (People's Daily) - Patients in severe condition infected with novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) were transferred from designated hospitals to Huoshenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, on Sunday afternoon.

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In order to ensure the safety of severe patients in the transportation process, the ambulances are equipped with ventilators and other medical equipment. The medical staff in the ambulances are prepared to deal with any problems that may occur in the process. At the same time, a panel of experts has been established for remote medical consultation. The hospital has also set up a long-distance expert group for medical treatment and infection control, providing technical support for diagnosis and treatment.

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In the area outside the wards of the intensive care unit, as soon as an ambulance arrives, medical staff immediately take patients into the wards and place them on the bed. Nurses establish intravenous drip access, connect the electrocardiographic monitoring, closely observe the vital signs of the patients, and collect blood, throat and sputum samples. Doctors inquire about the patients’ condition in detail and fill out the relevant medical documents, ensuring accurate treatment for each patient.

According to Li Weiqin, director of the second intensive case department, a reasonable triage assessment is made. Antiviral drugs should be used at the right moment to improve the patient's own immunity. Staff will treat and nurse severe NCP cases carefully, following an appropriate sequence of medical treatment.

(Compiled by Yang Fan)

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