People get sick and are hospitalized. The claim belongs to a particular intensive care nurse in Gjøvik.
(Uppland Arbiderblad): Never before have more people with coronary heart disease been hospitalized indoors. On December 13, 20 people will receive treatment. The pressure of the increased infection in the area can be well felt. At Gjøvik, employees believe they are approaching a breaking point in terms of emergency preparedness and staffing.
Intensive care nurse Jo Evin Lennerod Oppland tells Arbiderblad that they’re still at the stage where things are working, but stresses that it’s a lot due to people doing double shifts and putting in a lot of extra effort. He himself has his first day off in ten days and says that there will be a lot in every day.
– The result of this is a lot of sick leave. Not necessarily because people are stressed, but it continues for the sake of the coronavirus as well. We can’t go to work with respiratory symptoms. It is no nonsense that we are approaching a breaking point now. It’s only as much as we can get people together when we have so much more to do.
– it’s getting worse
Lenerod highlights the new omikron variant and expresses his extreme frustration at what he sees daily inside the hospital. He says many of those admitted did not take precautions. It specifically refers to those who choose not to vaccinate without a medical basis for not doing so.
– We know this is going to get worse. When you know you are on the verge of a breakdown, it is very frustrating. I say this not just to get attention, but I really wonder what this Christmas will be like for us. It’s a time after Christmas too.
He says the fall we’ve been through has brought with it a number of other, more common illnesses that have also burdened hospitals. By comparison, the fall of 2020 was quieter as more people stayed home and lived under stricter measures throughout the year.
It’s hard to be a professional
Lineraud claims that half of people with coronary heart disease are not immune. It’s a fact that can be hard to relate to, he told OA.
It is simply difficult to be a professional in your profession. They are the ones who turn over our cargo, that’s the clear message from Lenerod.
And those who don’t get vaccinated are a huge problem, according to Lennerod.
It is believed that people get sick and are taken to the hospital later.
There will come a day when we must give priority. Then Lenerod should not drive the unvaccinated in the queue, at the same time acknowledging that these are harsh words.
Blank for quick tests after a lot of work
Figures from the NIPH show that at week 48, of the 193 new patients admitted to hospitals in Norway with MERS-CoV as the main cause, 84 (44 percent) were not vaccinated and 101 (52 percent) were fully vaccinated. Of those, two received a dose. Six patients were partially vaccinated. The figures also show that the proportion of new patients weekly who were fully vaccinated was higher than the proportion of unvaccinated since week 41, which is expected according to the FHI and consistent with the increase in vaccination coverage. A study in FHI showed that the vaccine has a greater than 90 percent effect against coronary heart disease which is so dangerous that hospital treatment is necessary, and the risk of full vaccination compared to unvaccinated vaccines.
Not at breaking point
During a digital media meeting about the infection situation and the stress on hospitals on Monday, the OA asked the management of Sykehuset Innlandet (SI) about the capacity problems Linnerud was talking about.
Elaine Henriette Petersen, SI’s director of medicine and health sciences, says she realizes it’s seen as on the verge of collapse for those who work in certain departments.
We are not on the verge of collapse, but we are now drawing up a plan to reduce the planned activity. It’s full of ICUs on bedposts now. She says it’s not just because of the coronavirus.
– The staff we spoke to say it’s hard to be a professional when they see that a large percentage of those admitted with coronary heart disease have not been vaccinated, what do you think?
Regardless of whether you’ve been vaccinated or not, you should receive equally good treatment. This is an important and fundamental principle for those who work in the healthcare system, says Sykehuset Innlandet Director, Alice Bethe Andersgård.
It must be voluntary
Chief municipal physician for Vestre Toten and Søndre Land, Jens A. Mørch. Morsch, also attended the meeting. He understands that taking the vaccine is voluntary. At the same time, he makes a clear call to take her.
Vaccination is voluntary and must be. Then we must also respect that people act differently, and we must treat everyone equally. You don’t like people choosing not to get vaccinated and I understand you could be desperate, but in the healthcare system we have to be professional and meet people on an equal footing. At the same time, I think it is appropriate to mention that the sickest are those who have not been vaccinated. I would encourage you to get vaccinated, it means you get a milder course of the disease, he says and stresses that many institutions are now on the verge of collapse.
Everyone who has practiced extreme sports knows that the breaking point is where you can still do your job with the skills you have. When I say that many institutions are now on the verge of collapse, it is an admission that we are balancing on a knife edge. Therefore, it is important that we cooperate well with municipalities, doctors and hospitals rather than trying to solve our problems by pushing them to others, says Morsch.
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