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Coronavirus: every day, in the emergency room "the belly ball"


TESTIMONY - A nurse in one of the hospitals in Paris, Marc * expresses his anxiety of being infected, of infecting his family or of endangering his "negative Covid" patients.

It is with the "ball in the belly" that Marc * takes his guard every day in the emergency, in one of the establishments of the Public Assistance-Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP). He was reminded of his duty of reserve, like all caregivers, at the start of the health crisis.

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But the nurse wishes to anonymously tell of his daily anxiety of being infected, of infecting his family, and of endangering the "negative Covid" patients treated in this very busy emergency service, on the front line facing the epidemic.

Risk increase

"The more the epidemic spreads, the more the protection rules soften in my service ," he says. According to the latest instructions received, overshoes, charlotte and gloves are no longer mandatory. The FFP2 mask (the most protective) is only used for nasal swabs and aerosols. We no longer change the gown between each patient, which increases the risk of spreading the virus from room to room. And the level of general alertness

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Source: lefigaro

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