COVID-19: Healthcare's New Normal - Protecting Both Staff and Patients
We focus on a hospital that accepted people from a cruise ship with a COVID-19 outbreak, which has since treated many seriously ill coronavirus patients. At first, little was known about the disease and how to treat it. The number of patients grew along with concerns that staff would become infected and unable to treat patients. The hospital introduced remote monitoring of patients and altered its layout to protect staff. We look at changes hospitals can make to keep functioning amid COVID-19.
The intensive care unit's layout was changed to prevent infections among staff
Devices were introduced that enabled communication between staff in different sections of the hospital
This radiologist works remotely to avoid infection
Emergency patients are checked for COVID-19 immediately