Infected separated out in tents at CSK: "May be the calm before the storm"
In the tent, all patients are taken in. Adults over the age of 18 enter the tent one way, children have their own entrance.
They are met by nurses who ask questions about, for example, a fever, cough, if they have shortness of breath, have sniffles or a sore throat. Body temperature, blood oxygen saturation levels and heart rate are measured. No tests are carried out.
”We make an assessment of whether they can go home and take care of themselves at home, or whether they should be admitted to the A&E”Therese Bachman, A&E Department Manager
In the tent, it’s about quickly identifying patients in need of treatment or protection.
– We make an assessment of whether they can go home and take care of themselves at home, or whether they should be admitted to the A&E, says Therese Bachman, A&E Department Manager.
The tent opened on Tuesday morning. It will be there for as long as it’s needed, from 9.15 am to 1 am at night. At night, patients can ring the bell at the entrance.
The first morning is calm.
– But we expect more patients. This may be the calm before the storm, says Sanna Engblom, Non-consultant hospital doctor (NCHD) in the A&E.
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