Adaptation of the hospital structure in response to covid-19 in Bahia, Brazil, year 2020
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Secretaria da Saúde do Estado da Bahia, Brazil
Em Frente à Escola de Música Cathalá, Secretaria da Saúde do Estado da Bahia, Brazil
Secretaria da Saúde do Estado da Bahia, Bahia, Brazil
Publication date: 2023-04-27
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A1707
Hospitals in the state of Bahia/Brazil as well as in other parts of the world had to quickly adapt to the Covid-19 emergency, which resulted in difficulties to adequately assist infected people. The necessary changes, be them of the physical structure or the care procedures, were based on the goal of protecting the health of patients and hospital workers. In this perspective, the objective of this work was to present the actions developed by the Sanitary Surveillance for guidance and monitoring of hospital units. Methods: Experience report developed in the region of Brumado, state of Bahia/Brazil, comprising 21 municipalities, composed of technicians from the Regional Health Center/Bahia, from February to April 2020. Data were analyzed in two dimensions: actions for structuring the hospital network and implementation of care protocols. Results: Sanitary inspections were carried out in all hospitals in the territory with the aim of adapting the physical structure to the flow of distinction in the areas of care for people infected with Covid-19 and people with other pathologies and actions of an educational and guiding nature were adopted. The (online) meetings were based on the following topics: patient safety, risk management, infection control and worker health protection. In the hospital network structuring category, the main focus was on adapting the structure. The main changes were necessary in the areas of attire, hospitalization, isolation, waste shelter, comfort, and place for the health professionals to eat. In turn, regarding the technical protocols, the need to implement standards aimed at the safety of the professionals involved and patients was taken into account, and the application this standards followed the guidelines of the National Health Surveillance Agency. Conclusions: The applicability of scientific knowledge in the daily practice of health institutions provided the necessary changes to protect the lives of patients and health workers. development in the LEPH field for the public health community – including education in LEPH. Explore all these issues interactively with the audience.
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