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Five reserve hospitals have been operating since October 2020. Each of them is a full-fledged infectious disease center with modern equipment.
Five reserve hospitals for patients with COVID-19 began operating in Moscow since October last year. They were created to reduce the burden on hospitals, which could focus on routine care. In addition, reserve hospitals have increased the bed capacity for the treatment of patients with coronavirus.
How backup hospitals work
Reserve hospitals are full-fledged infectious disease centers and part of the city’s health care system. They meet modern requirements, are not inferior to ordinary city hospitals and are equipped with the necessary equipment: their own laboratories, X-ray machines, CT and IVL machines. The layout of the hospitals takes into account all the requirements of epidemiological safety.
Reserve hospitals provide full medical care to patients with COVID-19, even in severe conditions. For nine months of work, they have proven their effectiveness in the treatment of coronavirus infection.
Emergency hospitals and digital technologies
All reserve hospitals are connected to the unified digital Moscow healthcare system. In addition, a digital algorithm is used based on the international NEWS2 scale (National Early Warning Score). It helps doctors assess not only the severity of the patient’s condition, but also the possible risks of clinical deterioration.
Digital technologies make it possible to automate many processes and pay more attention to patients. Thanks to the service of the Unified Medical Information and Analytical System (UMIAS)], doctors see the entire clinical picture of the disease when a person enters the admission department. This helps to determine the further tactics of diagnosis and treatment. The standard hospitalization procedure takes half an hour. During this time, the necessary examinations and analyzes are carried out.
Reserve hospitals do not use paper media – all medical records are created in electronic form and stored in the UMIAS service. Doctors have tablets connected to this system, and patients are given identification bracelets with QR codes. Doctors read information from bracelets and get instant access to an electronic medical record. Thanks to this, they can enter there the latest information about the condition of the sick person.
After recovery, the patient receives a discharge summary, which is available in the electronic medical card on the mos.ru portal and in the EMIAS.INFO mobile application.
In emergency hospitals, each bed is equipped with an individual nurse call button and oxygen valve. There is also wireless internet on the territory.
Each of the five reserve hospitals is attached to a large medical institution: the reserve hospital in Pavilion No. 75 at VDNKh is attached to the city hospital No. 24, the reserve hospital in the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center is attached to the city hospital named after F.I. Inozemtsev, a reserve hospital in the Krylatskoye ice palace – to the city hospital No. 67 named after L.А. Vorokhobov, a reserve hospital in the car shopping center “Moscow” – to the city hospital named after S.S. Yudin, the reserve hospital in Kommunarka – to the medical complex of the same name.
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