un poste avancé installé devant l’hôpital des enfants pour éviter les contaminations croisées
The bronchiolitis epidemic has continued in New Aquitaine for four weeks. To prevent unaffected children from being contaminated by coming to the pediatric emergency room for another reason, an outpost has been installed in front of the hospital in Bordeaux.
For the past month, the bronchiolitis epidemic has continued to grow in France and in New Aquitaine.
In Bordeaux, to cope with a number of arrivals to pediatric emergencies which remains high, an outpost has been installed in front of the children’s hospital.
With this epidemic, pediatric emergencies are over-requested, and during photos of patient arrivals, the waiting time can reach six hours.
“You can have three hours, four hours, five hours, and even, on peaks at 190 (passages per day), six hours of waiting” underlines Brigitte Llanas, head of the pediatric center.
This is the time during which non-affected patients must in turn be contaminated.
To avoid cross-contamination, a provisional consultation box has been installed in front of the emergency room..
“This will give extra room to examine the children, and reserved for children not showing signs of seriousness, to allow them not to stay too long in the waiting room” indicates doctor Marion Bailhache, responsible for pediatric emergencies.
→ watch the report by Elise Galand and Laure Bignalet in pediatric emergencies in Bordeaux:
Bronchiolitis in Bordeaux: an outpost in front of emergencies to avoid cross-contamination
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“In 95% of cases, bronchiolitis does not require hospitalization and can therefore be treated by a city doctor”, recalls the ARS of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, which also emphasizes that “The emergency services are currently in tension and must continue to be able to accommodate the most serious cases.”
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