Welcome back to another appointment with Dispotech news.
It is impossible for us not to address the Coronavirus, a virus spreading in our country for weeks now, causing contagions, deaths and so much fear among all of us. It is important to talk about it and convey the right information, both for the sake of accurate information and to avoid unjustified panic.
The large number of coronavirus hospitalised patients has raised one of the main problems in the world's health care system: infections contracted in hospitals. An astonishing number of people in the world lose their lives every year due to hospital infections, which unfortunately turn out to be fatal. On our blog, we will address this topic today, using the best anti-infection, prevention and control practices published on the World Health Organisation's website - WHO, euro.who.int.
On February25th and 26th, 2020, there was a meeting held in Copenhagen between 15 member countries of the Organisation to address the IPC - infection prevention and control practices, focusing at length on the health emergency the whole world is facing. Since it is a virtually unknown virus, it is necessary for the whole health care system to know how to operate and how to care for a coronavirus patient. As Mitchell J Schwaber, Director of the National Center for Infection Control of the Israeli Ministry of Health, said that the whole world is facing something never seen before, and it is essential to exchange ideas, thoughts,concerns and, above all, to communicate with colleagues as much as possible. During the meeting the participants were also given the opportunity to attend training sessions and simulations related on how to receive a patient affected by COVID-19.
The first challenges, Dr. Schwaber continues, are virus identification, testing and patient isolation. Drills and simulations are, therefore, vital for all health workers. In general, concludes the director, it is essential that all healthcare workers in different countries follow the ministerial guidelines and know who to turn to for guidance.
While the world of healthcare moves and does everything possible to save every single person in hospital, we citizens do our part: we follow the institutional messages and comply with them scrupulously!