This article presents the creation of a closed ward for patients with Covid-19 during the first wave of the pandemic in France. We describe our day-to-day work in a Continuing Care and Rehabilitation Unit in the Mulhouse region, which was particularly hard hit in the spring of 2020. The structure had to quickly take measures to limit the spread of the virus internally and to accommodate patients with Covid-19 in order to relieve the Mulhouse hospital centre. This required a reorganisation of the nursing staff but also specific interventions by the support services. We present the profile of the patients received, their background and their level of independence on arrival. Finally, we detail our interventions with these patients, as well as the specificities linked to the health context, without prior knowledge of the pathology and without professional recommendation.
Article rédigé par :
Laetitia Gaudin Adam
Centre de Réadaptation de Mulhouse
Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière