«Change of environment has helped us to test our skills in atypical situation»: how do students of Ural State medical University work in the red zone 21-05-2020 News

Ordinary university students who worked for several years in the department of anesthesiology and intensive care of the Central State Clinical Hospital No. 1 of the Oktyabrsky District, accustomed to the fact that on duty, sometimes, even for a second they can’t close their eyes, and in the morning you need to run to school, sometimes tired of the noise of breathing and servo equipment, but understanding the need of patients for their second-hand presence nearby, able to clearly carry out appointments, and more importantly, care and empathize, they are in suddenly changing working and living conditions, in the absence of critical patients and the need to work in the operating room, find yourself in the area where they were needed most – among the terrified people caught in the quarantine zone.

In the second half of April, an outbreak of coronavirus occurred at State Central Clinical Hospital No. 1, as a result of which the hospital was closed for quarantine, and patients with surgical and therapeutic profiles, some of whom were already preparing for discharge, were taken hostage by COVID-19. Our students took care of them. Meet: Abdyrakhmanova Ayperi Kylychbekovna, OLD – 605, faculty of general medicine; Alekseeva Anastasia Valerievna, OP – 402, faculty of pediatrics; Babin Nikolay Sergeevich, OLD – 406, faculty of general medicine; Gavrina Anastasia Vladimirovna, OP – 604, faculty of pediatrics; Ivonina Nina Konstantinovna, OLD – 512, faculty of general medicine; Kormin Denis Andreevich, OLD – 616, Faculty of Medicine; Korobov Pavel Andreevich, OLD – 619, faculty of general medicine; Ozhigov Alexander Sergeevich, OLD – 230, faculty of general medicine; Onyushkin Artyom Aleksandrovich, OLD – 616, faculty of general medicine; Shabrov Semen Aleksandrovich, OP – 604, faculty of pediatrics.

Having drawn up the necessary documents, calmly, not for a second doubting the correctness of the decision made, they took upon themselves this part of the work: “The first couple of days were especially difficult, since it was necessary to change the hospital profile from therapeutic to infectious, organize the work of the gateways, and delimit clean ” green” and dirty “red ” zones, while not forgetting about the treatment of patients. And all this while wearing the PPE, which we had encountered during lasses on the medicine of disasters”- said Anastasia Gavrinaeva, future resuscitation anesthetist, who worked as a on-duty nurse of the therapeutic department with patients with confirmed Covid-19 status. The rest of the guys also reacted with understanding to the situation: “There is nothing complicated in the work, except for a long wearing the PPE, and even then I’ve got used to it,” acknowledges Alexander Ozhigov. “In general, everything suited both the conditions and the organization of work” says Denis Kormin, the future surgeon. Another graduate, future anesthesiologist-resuscitator Artyom Onyushkin, found work in such conditions interesting, and Nina Ivonina, also a future anesthetist-resuscitator, believes that she has gained “good experience for further work during quarantine”.

The surgical building also did not stop working. Here is what Ayperi Abdrykhmanova, the future psychiatrist, tells about her work: “The situation was really difficult, it was not at first clear how to work, but the colleagues explained everything, so we managed to adapt. The work was no more complicated than the one that was usually performed in intensive care, more cleaning, but this was not a minus. “

It is impossible not to say that the study at the university did not stop all this time, and our heroes attended webinars in the intervals between shifts and even completed tests!

“The pandemic and quarantine changed the usual way of life, work, study. However, the change of the environment was an excellent experience and allowed me to test my skills in extreme and atypical situations ”- the guys are unanimous in this.

I would like to wish them success in their further studies, successfully complete their studies, get the specialty they dreamed of. Moreover, they have already received the main profession in their lives – being a human!

Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, Toxicology and Transfusiology, Ural State Medical University

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