Many Physicians are upset. You feel caught off guard and ill-prepared for the new task, in their practices Corona-Tests. On Friday evening, the Deputy cantonal doctor Bettina Bally had an e-Mail to the entire medical Profession send the Information, all in the Canton of Zurich established Doctors allowed to diagnose from Monday Corona-suspected cases.
the reason for the Change is the rapid spread of the Virus in the population. Previously, only certain hospitals were allowed to test. According to the Letter of Bally, which is present in the TA, was enough done "the way for Testing in the physician practice that recently, ( ... ) nationwide testing and treatment alone among droplets of protective measures". This means: It is enough to wear safety glasses and a simple surgical mask. Up to now, the health staff for the Corona-testing had to wear a denser, so-called FFP mask. The new recommendations based on the findings of the WHO, and they were matched with the group of experts Swissnoso.
From simple masks to use, the Canton still has several million in the stockpile, as he stressed on several occasions. Goggles, however, are apparently rare. The cantonal doctor wrote in her letter to colleagues: "Due to the lack of protective material we suggest that protective eyewear is disinfected as other surfaces and re-used, and also goggles can be used from the hardware store." In addition, it is important that suspected cases will be tested in a separate room", and especially not in the waiting room".
"What do you do when a Patient simply runs into the waiting room and then later a positive is to be tested?"
The Letter arrived, some Doctors bad. A doctor who does not want to be named, is surprised: "What do you do when a Patient simply runs into the waiting room and then later a positive is to be tested?" In his practice, he had spatially or in terms of personnel, the capacity for such Tests. He is therefore glad that the Test is voluntary, "at the moment". For all the cases he has glasses at the time-density masks and protective concern, via an acquaintance who works in the industry.
he Also bought glasses at the hardware store: Josef Widler, President of the Zurich medical society.
The President of the Zurich medical society, Josef Widler, confirmed the excitement in a part of the colleagues. He finds it right that the doctor's offices on the case of an emergency prepare. At the Moment, the hospitals are able to perform the Tests, but that can change rapidly. The number of those infected is increasing by the day.
Widler, who runs together with his daughter, a doctor's office in Altstetten, is setting a good example. Patients who sign up because of cough and fever, be ordered, if possible, on the conclusion of the consultation, and when they Arrive with a mask fitted and disinfected. The investigation and any Corona Test will be held in a separate room. Widler has covers at the hardware store with the goggles in. There, he got it "immediately and more cost-effective" than the usual company that can deliver no glasses.
test center in the parish house
The Doctors, perform Tests, register with the Zurich Ärztefon that acts as a triage point. By noon on Wednesday, these were the practices in the whole Canton of 90, as Ärztefon Manager Robert Frey says.
An unconventional solution to the doctor's office found in Hirzel: you worked the old parish house to the test centre. Since the normal practice is in a retirement center, it was particularly important to separate the suspected cases strictly from the rest of the patients. As the "Zürichsee-Zeitung" writes, the Hirzler Doctors willing, even cases from other practices to be incorporated.
Created: 11.03.2020, 15:38 PMUpdated Date: 11 March 2020, 19:01