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First-line doctor in Wuhan: He sees me as a "life-saving straw", and I must save him!


"I don't know who you are, but I know who you are for."

Since the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in 2020, this sentence has become a buzzword given to frontline medical staff. In this battle without gunpowder smoke, they looked back and faced the disease.

Yu Can is one of them. He is an emergency physician in the Hanyang District of Wuhan Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. He is now in charge of the treatment of patients with pneumonia in the isolation ward on the 12th floor of the Hanyang District. He does not dare to relax his vigilance for a moment.

Someone asked him how he feels at work, and he said that they should all do it. Someone asked his wish, and he said that he hopes that one morning the last patient will be discharged from hospital. The epidemic in Wuhan is over. .

"Sleep time, eight hours is extravagant hope"

For the convenience of work and self-isolation, Yu Can lives in a hotel next to the hospital. Every morning at 7 o'clock in the morning, I hurried to the hospital, took a swab for the patient, asked about the patient's progress, and refined the treatment plan according to the different circumstances of the patient.

Yu Can is in the rounds. Photo courtesy

"The situation of the mild patients is still good. The serious and critically ill patients need to focus on." A series of work was completed. By midnight, Yu Can ate two meals in a hurry, and then determined which patients needed to be re-examined and which needed to be done Nucleic acid testing, which patients should be observed more ... In the afternoon, the patients will be discharged and admitted.

Yu Can said that in the early stage of the "epidemic", there were relatively few professional doctors of respiratory and severe diseases in Wuhan, so everyone was hard. Sometimes at more than eleven o'clock in the night, a large wave of patients was suddenly admitted, and the working hours of Yu Can and colleagues would continue to be extended until one or two in the morning.

In addition, critical patients may be rescued at any time in the evening. Often, after a day of intense work, wrapped in airtight protective clothing, Yu Can and colleagues' clothes would be soaked, and there was a mist in front of them.

Back to the hotel doesn't mean you can rest right away. Yu Can needs to summarize the one-day treatment work, analyze which drugs are effective for which patients, and which period of time is better for interventional treatment ...

"Sleep time, eight hours is a luxury," he said.

Grab time with death

In this anti-epidemic war, Yu Can summarized the doctor's work as "stealing time with death", both physiologically and psychologically.

When some patients arrived, their lungs were already very bad. Most of them can be rescued, but some patients will quickly get worse. Based on the accumulated treatment experience, Yu Can and colleagues found ways to save patients' lives.

Yu Can (right) and colleagues. Photo courtesy

Yu Can said that some patients ca n’t breathe, just like a person drowning. When they get better, they will hold the medical staff ’s hand tightly, like a life-saving straw. “You talk to them, the patient may not be able to answer , But they have a strong desire to survive, and they want to survive. "

"A large number of patients have psychological problems, and they need to be screened and comforted in time. Otherwise, all day long, the immunity will decrease." Therefore, Yu Can and colleagues will add a "procedure" when taking care of patients: Hold the patient's hand and say to them, "Come on, you can survive it" and other reassuring words.

"Some patients are in a bad situation, but you have to give them hope." Yu Can gave an example: a patient with a serious condition needs to go on a ventilator. The ventilator is like a "pump". If the patient is too anxious, when the ventilator is aspirating On the contrary, exhaling is easy to cause man-machine confrontation. "We need to encourage more, let the patient relax, and cooperate with the ventilator, the treatment effect will be better."

Run three communities to buy sesame paste for the sick elderly

In fact, although there are few breaks, Yu Can will try to squeeze out a part to solve the problem for the patient.

At the end of January, 72-year-old Mr. Su, who was infected with the new crown pneumonia, was transferred to Hanyang District of Wuhan Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital because of his critical condition. Mr. Su's children are in other provinces. Because Wuhan is "closed to the city", there is no way to take care of his father, and his wife is also in isolation.

Mr. Su has a history of liver cirrhosis for more than 40 years, and he is not used to hospital food. His appetite has always been poor. One day in mid-February, Yu Can saw Mr. Su's help letter during his rounds: he wanted some sesame paste.

At more than seven in the evening, Yu Can finally had a little time to rest and immediately ran out to buy food for Mr. Su. Since many stores have not yet opened, he ran to three communities near the hospital one after another, and only bought 5 boxes of sesame paste, which was immediately handed over to the nurse on duty to the elderly bed.

Early the next morning, Yu Can took a swab for Mr. Su's examination. Mr. Su insisted on paying, but Yu Chan declined. He instructed the old man to take a good rest and become immune, so that his illness could get better quickly.

Yu Can is wearing protective clothing. Photo courtesy

"There is no loved one around the old man, shouldn't we take care of him?" After more than ten days of symptomatic treatment of integrated traditional Chinese and western medicine, Mr. Su's indicators gradually improved, and Yu Chan was particularly happy. Happy. "

Must see epidemic maps every day

From the end of January to the present, Yu Can has been living in a hotel and has never been home. "The medical staff is a close contact. I am worried that I may accidentally pass the virus to others."

After fighting the epidemic for a month, Yu Can has developed a habit: every day you pay attention to the epidemic map data, you must see the new edition of the diagnosis and treatment guide. From the data, he was keenly aware that the source of mobile infections in the city was decreasing, which is a good thing.

When interviewing Yu Can, the reporter asked him what his current wish is. After a busy day, his voice was exhausted, but he was firm. "Hopefully soon, when I woke up in the early morning, the last patient in the hospital was discharged, and the epidemic in Wuhan was over."

Every night, Yu Can returned to his residence after finishing his work day. After a short break, he and his colleagues will start another day of "fighting".

Author: Shangguan

Source: chinanews

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