Twice a day, Éliane Beal measures the oxygen level in the blood of his 94-year-old mother, who has the coronavirus. An operation performed with an oximeter, a small device entrusted by his attending physician. She then sends the result to the Puy-en-Velay hospital by SMS. “It’s really a security, rather than being a little bit in anguish“, she believes. Messages arrive at the cell Covid of the hospital ; nurses watch over patients remotely, using dedicated software.
“If the saturation rate is less than 92% and that worries them, we give them advice by phone; either to call the attending physician, or to call the SAMU“, explains Carole Mialon, nurse. Thanks to this artificial intelligence platform already used in French hospitals to monitor other diseases, around fifteen patients Covid are monitored remotely. One way to relieve the Puy-en-Velay hospital, at the limit of saturation with 120 coronavirus patients, currently.
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