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Lessons from a COVID-19 hospital, Republic of Korea

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Author(s)
Mhinjine KimJi Yeon LeeJae Seok ParkHyun Ah KimMiri HyunYoung-Sung SuhSung Il NamWoo Jin ChungChi-Heum Cho
Keimyung Author(s)
Lee, Ji YeonPark, Jae SeokKim, Hyun AhHyun, Mi RiSuh, Young SungNam, Sung IlChung, Woo JinCho, Chi Heum
Department
Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학)
Dept. of Family Medicine (가정의학)
Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology (이비인후과학)
Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology (산부인과학)
Journal Title
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Issued Date
2020
Volume
98
Issue
12
Abstract
Objective:
To document the experiences of converting a general hospital to a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) designated hospital during an outbreak in Daegu, Republic of Korea.

Methods:
The hospital management formed an emergency task force team, whose role was to organize the COVID-19 hospital. The task force used different collaborative channels to redistribute resources and expertise to the hospital. Leading doctors from the departments of infectious diseases, critical care and pulmonology developed standardized guidelines for treatment coherence. Nurses from the infection control team provided regular training on donning and doffing of personal protective equipment and basic safety measures.

Findings:
Keimyung University Daegu Dongsan hospital became a red zone hospital for COVID-19 patients on 21 February 2020. As of 29 June 2020, 1048 COVID-19 patients had been admitted to the hospital, of which 22 patients died and five patients were still being treated in the recovery ward. A total of 906 health-care personnel worked in the designated hospital, of whom 402 were regular hospital staff and 504 were dispatched health-care workers. Of these health-care workers, only one dispatched nurse acquired COVID-19. On June 15, the hospital management and Daegu city government decided to reconvert the main building to a general hospital for non-COVID-19 patients, while keeping the additional negative pressure rooms available, in case of resurgence of the disease.

Conclusion:
Centralized coordination in frontline hospital operation, staff management, and patient treatment and placement allowed for successful pooling and utilization of medical resources and manpower during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Keimyung Author(s)(Kor)
이지연
박재석
김현아
현미리
서영성
남성일
정우진
조치흠
Publisher
School of Medicine (의과대학)
Citation
Mhinjine Kim et al. (2020). Lessons from a COVID-19 hospital, Republic of Korea. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 98(12), 842–848. doi: 10.2471/BLT.20.261016
Type
Article
ISSN
1564-0604
Source
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7716105/
DOI
10.2471/BLT.20.261016
URI
https://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/42992
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1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Family Medicine (가정의학)
1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학)
1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology (산부인과학)
1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology (이비인후과학)
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