You can see in the Video: How is the situation in a Swedish intensive care unit? A doctor reported.
Worldwide nurses and Doctors fight ill still against the Coronavirus.
But while much of the world with strict measures
against the spread goes, Sweden has opted for a liberal course.
Dr. Lars Falk is one of the leading Physicians of the country.
In Stockholm he runs a so-called ECMO-ICU.
There, the patients are ventilated mechanically. However, the number of beds is limited.
“All the patients that have come here have serious breath problems. You are able to about your lung function enough oxygen.”
“In some cases, the efficiency of the heart is not also has an effect, where the heart is not pumping as well as it should.”
“But basically, the patients with Covid-19, which did not come to the ECMO-Station will be able to breathe on their own are.”
“The patients that come here would die in a conventional intensive treatment within 24 hours.”
Many patients are instructed to beds on the Ventilator. Without the need for special ventilation, many patients would die.
“We are trying, the 100 percent death rate, compared with older data, in a chance of Survival from 75 percent to convert.”
“So we hope that the patients that are here survive thanks to our special treatment.”
“What would happen in a normal intensive medical care.”
In Sweden, over 26,000 people Covid-19 are sick.
In the case of a number of 523 intensive care beds.
In the extreme case, Doctors like Dr. Falk will have to make difficult decisions.
“We need to carefully select which patients we get to the Station. We are always fully occupied.”
“The courts are becoming increasingly scarce. We must therefore select really the only appropriate patients.”
“We need to sort out but of course other patients.
These are really difficult decisions, not easy to fall off.”
The special breathing method is cost intensive and requires trained personnel.
Specifically for nurses and nurses of the Corona-crisis is a challenge.
“The treatment of the patients is very tiring, especially for the nurses, because they are very close to the patient.”
“You have long layers and must wear the protective equipment that covers the whole body.”
“It makes it more difficult to move, and also the care of the patients is much more demanding than normally.”
In the next few weeks will show whether Sweden has chosen the right path.
The intensive care unit in Stockholm, however, is prepared.