, Beijing, June 30 (Lang Lang) Since the outbreak of the new coronary pneumonia in the new market in Beijing, Beijing has conducted nucleic acid testing of millions of people in a short period of time, and basically completed the "exhaustive inspection" Personnel dynamic reset.

  Behind the numbers are the first-line medical staff who are truly committed and committed. Recently, we visited some nucleic acid detection sampling points in Beijing to record the actual working status of these "anti-epidemic warriors".

Nurses at the Capital Institute of Pediatrics are collecting nucleic acid samples for the public. Photo courtesy of Capital Institute of Pediatrics

How many steps do I need to do to test my child's nucleic acid?

  At less than 8 o'clock in the morning, there are many children and parents in an outpatient room of the outpatient hall of the Children's Hospital Affiliated to the Capital Institute of Pediatrics. They are waiting at an interval of one meter.

  This clinic, about a dozen square meters, called the "nasopharyngeal swab collection room" is the nucleic acid detection sampling point of the Capital Institute of Pediatrics.

  Adults only need a few seconds to do the test, but for children, it may be a few minutes or even a dozen minutes of "hard struggle". For medical staff, this is a "group battle."

  "Come on, kid, auntie, see what's in your little nose?" Kou Hongyan, the sampling nurse, bent down and said softly with a cotton swab in his hand.

  The nurse in front was wearing a blue isolation suit, masks, goggles, and double rubber gloves. From the moment he saw Kou Hongyan, the little boy hummed and dragged his father away, trying to escape from the clinic.

  Although the height is less than 1 meter, the child's "combat power" is amazing. In order for the sampling to proceed smoothly, parents need to cooperate with the nurse to control the child's hands and feet.

  Long-term work experience allows Kou Hongyan to sum up a set of "standard" postures for child sampling: parents sit firmly, hug the child, fix the child's limbs, use their chin against the child's head, try to control the direction of the head, and facilitate sampling .

  Since the outbreak at the beginning of the year, the Capital Institute of Pediatrics has continued to conduct training and assessment of nasopharyngeal swab collection for all nursing staff. Compared with oropharyngeal swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs may feel more uncomfortable, in the words of Kou Hongyan , "There will be a sense of drowning."

  All the medical staff who participated in the training of nasopharyngeal swab collection have personally experienced the touch and discomfort of the cotton swab deep into the nasopharynx. The cotton swab should rotate two or three times in the nasal cavity and stay for 5-10 seconds. In order to minimize the discomfort of the child, the sampling nurse will speed up the operation on the basis of ensuring safety and one-time success.

  During the operation, some children have a lot of nasal secretions, which will affect the sampling, and the process time will be slightly longer; some children have a little bloodshot stains on the cotton swabs when sampling due to less drinking and dry nasal mucosa; most children sample back After home, the nose will be rubbed to ease discomfort, the nurse said "this is normal, parents do not need to worry."

Nurses at the Capital Institute of Pediatrics are collecting nucleic acid samples for the public. Photo courtesy of Capital Institute of Pediatrics

The same advice, say hundreds of times a day

  Starting from sampling at 8 am and ending at 12 noon, fully equipped Kou Hongyan and colleagues did not sit down once and did not go out to drink a sip of water. The voice changed from clear to hoarse, and there was a sense of roughness during the speech.

  Since the outbreak of New Coronary Pneumonia, medical staff have been working like this for several months. From early spring to midsummer, the branches outside the window sprout and bloom, but the working and protection status in the window has not changed.

  On a hot summer day, medical staff should also wear airtight protective clothing, wear protective clothing and double rubber gloves, and wear N95 masks and goggles on the face.

  "After a shift, my whole body was soaked, like a sauna." Kou Hongyan said, putting on his clothes and sweating for half an hour. Although you can drink water in the middle, everyone thinks it is too time-consuming to put on and take off protective clothing, plus a series of disinfection work, going out to drink water once means a set of protective clothing is wasted, so everyone basically does not drink water during work .

  After a day, Kou Hongyan and colleagues only took a sip of water or went to the bathroom at the one-hour break. The breakfast was basically only dried. Try not to go to the toilet halfway.

A cotton swab for nasopharyngeal swabs. From the left end to the place of the red marker, all must be placed into the nasal cavity. Photo by Lang Lang

  Sampling your child is an effort. The children are too small and the coordination is low, so in addition to helping parents control the children's limbs, the nurses must also comfort the children and comfort the anxious parents.

  Almost all parents would ask, "Does it hurt?" Some parents turned their heads when the child was sampling, closing their eyes and daring not to look. Therefore, before each sampling starts, the nurses will explain to the parents the sampling process and the possible situation. The same advice, they have to say hundreds of times a day.

  "The child is very dependent on the parent, the parent's emotions are stable, and the child's emotions are calm, so we will think differently, be more considerate, understand the parents, and try to communicate well." Kou Hongyan said.

  Some time ago, on the eve of the start of school, the hospital ushered in the peak of detection. From 8 am to 5 pm, about 300 samples were collected in one day. Take the pail containing the sample bag 4 times a day. When it is the busiest, you can remove 7-8 barrels in the morning.

  When asked whether such a high-intensity working state feels very hard, Kou Hongyan just said lightly: "This is my job."

Sampling nurses collect nucleic acid samples for the public at the Chaoyang Sports Center. Photo courtesy of Capital Institute of Pediatrics

"Everything can be exchanged for hope"

  In addition to the sampling and testing in the hospital, the temporary sampling points distributed in various urban areas have undertaken more arduous work.

  On the afternoon of June 25, in the sampling room on the north first floor of the Chaoyang Sports Center in Beijing, Song Han, a nurse from the Capital Institute of Pediatrics, is sampling a nucleic acid for a farmer's market stall.

  That night, Song Han and 94 team members were to complete the sampling work for tens of thousands of practitioners in Chaoyang District's bungalows in the supermarkets, farmers' markets, express delivery, construction and other industries, as well as residents in their jurisdictions.

  The Chaoyang Sports Center has two collection points on the first and second floors of the north and 17 sampling rooms. Although the sampling room is located indoors, in order to ensure the safety of the environment, the testing personnel did not turn on the central air conditioning. One rotation came down, under layers of protective clothing, and their own clothes had already been soaked in sweat and had not waited to dry.

  On the 25th, it rained heavily in Beijing. The intermittent heavy rain made the ground of the temporary sampling room wet and slippery. The careful sampling nurse found a mop to dry the ground to prevent someone from sliding and falling. Due to safety requirements, the mop in each area cannot be mixed. For this reason, everyone has contracted an area and wiped it off immediately after water stains. It is laughed as "three bags in front of the door."

The personnel of the virus research department of the Capital Institute of Pediatrics are doing nucleic acid detection. Photo courtesy of Capital Institute of Pediatrics

  At 20:30, the last test sample was sealed in a transfer box. A total of 11,450 test samples were collected in 7 hours. These samples were safely sent to the virus research laboratory of the Capital Institute of Pediatrics in 4 batches for nucleic acid testing.

  Since June 11, Beijing has added more than 300 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia. The Beijing Epidemic News Press Conference held on the afternoon of the 28th revealed that as of 12:00 on the 28th, Beijing had completed a total of 8.29 million samples of new coronary pneumonia nucleic acid testing, and had completed testing of 7.687 million. zero.

  The ability to complete such large-scale testing in a short time is the hard work of the frontline medical staff. On the Internet, there are many netizens who participate in the test to show the work photos of the first-line medical staff: late at 1:00 in the morning, they lay on the plastic paper for a short break at the test point; at noon at 38 ℃, they wear airtight protective clothing , Stick to the post at the open-air inspection point.

  On the morning of the 29th, the first cured patient in Beijing's epidemic was discharged from the hospital. Some netizens left a message under this news: All efforts will eventually earn hope. (Finish)