A Practical Handbook for Infection Control in Makeshift Hospitals: Experience from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
Wenjuan Wu & Han Lei
Format: Ebook | Pages: 73pp
Makeshift Hospital (Square cabin hospital in Chinese), is a rapidly converted large space, makeshift shelter-like hospital. A number of Makeshift hospitals have been converted and established in Wuhan, Hubei Province, in order to provide care for the rapidly increasing patient population infected with coronavirus caused by the 2019-nCoV.
This practical handbook is applicable for the management of large-scale Makeshift hospitals during the pandemic of COVID-19. It is based on the on-site practice and experience in Wuhan Makeshift Hospitals, and is designed to prepare others regarding health risk provider protections and patient safety. The authors have developed measures and countermeasures including, but not limited to, functional zoning, hygienic and health facilities, personal protection, and management systems, as well as, technical guidance for stakeholders in both the building and management of large-scale Makeshift hospitals as part of pandemic control strategy. The intrinsic value of this handbook is that the authors offer practical advice according to cases encountered in the field.
WENJUAN WU is a professor at Tongji University, the director of the Department of Laboratory Medicine of Shanghai East Hospital South Branch. During the COVID-19 pandemic period, she served as the director of the Hospital Infection Management Office of Dongxihu Makeshift Hospital in Wuhan. She has been a visiting scholar at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Mayo Medical Center, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
HAN LEI is a Doctor of Medicine, Chief Physician, Associate Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, the Deputy President of Shanghai East Hospital Affiliated to Tongji University, served as the Deputy President of Wuhan Dongxihu Makeshift Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic period, in charge of hospital infection management and the department of radiology.