The “follow-up care” services that welcome patients after their stay in intensive care are also preparing for the third wave.
It will occur a month later, when the patients placed today on respiratory assistance will have overcome the acute phase of the disease.
"We are putting in place the organization that allowed us to face the two previous waves, namely the strengthening of existing services and the creation of all parts of ephemeral beds
", relates Professor Isabelle Laffont, president of the French Society of physical and rehabilitation medicine, and head of department at the Montpellier University Hospital.
“It takes a lot of energy and agility.
And it will be even more difficult this time around, because the caregivers are exhausted.
The absenteeism rate is high, the rest of the hospital activity continues: we have great difficulty in recruiting. ”
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