Nguyen Duc Chinh1*, Pham Gia Anh1, Duong Dai Ha1, Tran Tuan Anh1, Tran Binh Giang1 and Nguyen Duc Hieu2
1Viet Duc University Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam
2Taipei Medical University, Vietnam
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia - NCP) has been affecting worldwide, causing the high morbidity and mortality in both community and hospital, impacting to the health care system. As one of the biggest centers of surgery in Vietnam, Viet Duc University Hospital is facing the challenges because of the high risk of infection spreading due to crowded patients and visitors. With the timely guidelines and surveillance from MOH, the hospital has conducted many measurements to improve the preparedness with enhanced surveillance to ensure the normal professional activities. (i) The first implementation is to introduce the guidelines and provide training to health staff on NCP issue. (ii) Secondly, the hospital re-organized the flow-chart of patients at emergency and outpatient area, and surveillance of compliance of staff in preventing the NCP cross-infection. Besides, the hospital has invested to the PPEs, upgraded special isolation at ED, designed negative pressure system in OR for such suspected or positive cases with NCP. (iii) Additionally, promoting the application of information technology for remote consultation, close coordination with other hospitals will enhance the management of patients.
Covid-19; Covid; Corona Virus; Coronavirus disease 2019 COVID-19; Prevention of nosocomial infection; Isolation; WHO; Novel coronavirus pneumonia
Chinh ND, Anh PG, Ha DD, Anh TT, Giang TB, Hieu ND. Improving the Capacity of Management of Surgical Patients at Viet Duc University Hospital during the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Affecting Nationally. Ann Surg Case Rep. 2021; 4(1): 1041..