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SAHZU’s Medical Aid in Wuhan Commended by Central Government

Date:2020-03-09

AS OF MARCH 9, A TOTAL OF 178 SAHZU MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ARE ASSISTING WUHAN AND SIX OF THEM HAVE STAYED IN WUHAN FOR OVER 40 DAYS. .

SAHZU’s two Wuhan medical teams, ICU team and Tianyou Hospital team, are among the 113 units honored with the title of “National Outstanding Healthcare Collectives in Preventing and Controlling Coronavirus Disease 2019”, according to The Decision to Commend Outstanding Healthcare Units and Individuals in Preventing and Controlling Coronavirus Disease 2019 jointly issued by the National Health Commission, National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security just recently. Dr. LU Qun, Director of SAHZU Hospital Infection Control also working in Wuhan at this moment, is given the title of “National Outstanding Healthcare Individual in Preventing and Controlling Coronavirus Disease 2019” with the other 471 awardees.

 

SHIFTING THE WARD

SUPER QUICK TRANSFORMATION OF WARDS
February 14, a 171-member SAHZU medical team led by SAHZU Executive Vice President Prof. WANG Weilin arrived at Wuhan. Respiratory machines, central monitors, defibrillators, ECMOs and other necessary medical supplies carried along with the team from Hangzhou, were quickly installed in the ward of the hospital they were about to work at immediately after arrival. The team used all resources at hand, including installing ventilators and optimizing the pipelines, to fully prepare the ward against nosocomial infection. It took only 24 hours for the team to transform the ward into an intensive care unit which began to admit critically ill patients right away.

 

6 AS 1 AND EARLY INTERVENTION
In Wuhan, the concept of “6 as 1”, developed from the team’s clinical experience, and the treatment approach of “early intervention”, greatly improved the recovery rate of their patients. “6 as 1”, meaning every doctor working beyond one’s specialty but functioning as an expert in medicine,

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infection control, psychology, nutrition, respiratory therapy and critical care all in one, has been proved to successfully enhance the teamwork and relieve the shortage of medical resources.

Early intervention is also adopted in the patient treatment which is believed to reduce the death rate of ICU patients. Hospital management and caring with humanity are complemented in each other.

 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY TELEMEDICINE FOR CRITICAL PATIENTS
Relying on the comprehensive strength in Hangzhou, SAHZU’s Wuhan medical team has been organizing multidisciplinary discussion for critical patients via telemedicine system,

remarkedly cutting down fatality rate while increasing recovery rate.


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SAHZU VERSION OF INFECTION CONTROL SCHEME
A strict infection control scheme was built up within the team, safeguarding all medical workers

against the virus. Some team members are appointed as special supervisors for infection control;

lean tools such 6S are used in the ward; even jingles are created to help medical workers easily

remember the key points in infection control.


ADEQUATE SUPPLY AND CONSIDERATE CARE FOR THE MEDICAL TEAM
One psychologist also a member of the team who has been caring for doctors and nurses’ mental condition; three logistic workers traveled to Wuhan with the team to make sure the material supply.