Turn the patient over to help them breathe better; a crucial gesture in the treatment of the coronavirus. “It doesn’t look like much, but it takes a lot of logistics“, indicates Aurélien Jobard, anesthesiologist. The caregiver usually works in a clinic, but he came to reinforce his colleagues at the Gap hospital (High mountains), where France Télévisions spent a day in immersion, Friday, November 20. In total, around fifty additional caregivers have enabled the establishment to triple its number of resuscitation beds.
The condition of an 83-year-old patient deteriorates: the team will have to choose whether or not to admit him to intensive care. A decision always difficult to make. “Usually, we do not have these pressures of places, we do not have to choose to take one patient for another, whereas here we are not far from it.“, explains Dr. Pierre-Yvan Simonoviev. The balance is maintained thanks to evacuations to other hospitals.
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