Be ready to receive nearly 14,000 patients when its capacity is limited to 5,000 beds: this feat was achieved, in no time, by the intensive care units. For that, it was necessary to push the walls and convert into emergency rooms, emergency rooms, intensive care areas, continuing care units, recovery rooms and operating theaters…
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This “ephemeral” resuscitation made it possible to “save the health system”, assures the National Professional Council of Anesthesia-Resuscitation and Perioperative Medicine (CNP-ARMPO), which brings together seven learned societies, in a document intended to draw lessons from the crisis.French hospitals were calibrated to cope with disasters such as the 2015 attacks, which required a massive effort for 48 hours. Not to absorb a continuous flow of patients staying for two weeks.
"This is the first time that new units have been created in France for an extended period of time ," observes its president and doctor at the Rouen University Hospital, Dr. Bertrand Dureuil. French hospitals were calibrated to cope with disasters such as the 2015 attacks, which require
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