China 2019nCoV cases near 12k but nurses say many Pts have a good outcome



In several Chinese cities there are nurses affiliated with The RINJ Foundation sub group, The Nurses Without Borders who despite their heavy workloads have been reliable sources to FPMag. In this article we share the joie de vie of one of our beloved sisters.


by Sharon Santiago


Nurses are telling FPMag via QQ channels to RINJ in Shenzhen that most patients who are seen at home by the rare community practitioners for outpatients or in hospitals where most patients receive care, are generally having a very good outcome.

“When they follow basic caregiver instructions at home as outpatients or in-hospital care, patients almost all have a good result. We don’t know how patients are doing when they do not report to medical facilities,” notes nurse Sara Qin (an Anglicized first name she uses) from Wuhan.

She also wanted to emphasize that even the poorest of patients are being treated without cost by all China medical facilities despite recent past initiative “Healthy China 2020” to recover 30% of costs from patients who have the means. “It is no cost, now, as far as I know,” she said.

Professional medical people love their patients. Chinese doctor takes a break from treating 2019nCoV Patients to Video-call her baby after working a one-week shift.

Professional medical people love their patients.
Chinese doctor takes a break
from treating 2019nCoV Patients
to Video-call her baby after working a one-week shift. Photo source-supplied.

“We do not ask for paperwork so we can see more patients, here. No charges to a patient,” Sara typed.

“There are so many patients now, but they are very grateful and helpful to their case. I really love all my patients. I keep them from being scared. When they get well again, they bounce back. I mean they are very jubilant and it is as if they never were sick and just lost a few pounds. It’s funny sometimes. Everyone, I hope will be fine,” she said optimistically.

“I am afraid though, when I meet a nice grandfather,” lamented Sara, “because all of mine did die. Men have the most trouble with this lower respiratory infection and blockage, it seems, but that is only my experience for my patients. Don’t say that is everyone because I do not know.”

“I know some other nurses have had bad news,” she continued. “I saw a more junior nurse bent to her knees crying and I told her to get up and go help a patient win a fight. I could not hug her and break sterile. Also we would both then cry if a hug. The next patient she saw was being released and that made her positive again. The worst emotions are about children. I think that is true for everyone. But I knew that nurse was upset from the time she had to get all her long hair cut off to go in her suit. Me. I have waited for an excuse to cut my hair so I did it myself and I love the style. Maybe I am doing the best of everyone.”

Nurses with long hair must lose their locks to fit hazmat suits.

Nurses with long hair must lose their locks to fit hazmat suits. Photo Courtesy, The RINJ Foundation. Photo Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag

When asked by FPMag in a relay from Manila after a connection broke and reset, how she and her colleagues were doing, Nurse Qin hesitated. She said she misses her family but she is having a positive experience following easy medical directives and seeing the good result of patients recovering slowly.

“Many of my patients, at least 18 in a week, have been released with care instructions and a follow up request if their fever comes back,” she said.

“I am very proud and other nurses feel the same way when my patients are released. It is a big credit for me, and I get lots of praise, I feel.”

“The doctors have been very hard working,” she continued, “and we are all looking to the positive. I can tell you something funny. One of my patients from three weeks ago is here working as a nurse. She was already doing well when I  first got her in my section but she went home and I didn’t know she was a nurse. My patient is now helping me help other patients. That’s funny. And she is the most joking and funny person.  I tried to tell that to my Aunt and my niece on the phone during break and I could not get them to understand. Then that was funny and we all laughed. ”

“I am scheduled to go to the new hospital because they have singled me out as now certified to be a specialized nCoV specialist nurse, I don’t know if that will be good?”

FPMag told Sara the world is very proud of her, not just her friends.

 

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