The enclosed ward management strategies in psychiatric hospitals during COVID-19 outbreak.

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The enclosed ward management strategies in psychiatric hospitals during COVID-19 outbreak.

Global Health. 2020 06 24;16(1):53

Authors: Chen J, Xiong M, He Z, Shi W, Yue Y, He M

Abstract
During the COVID-19 pandemic, as a large city located in Southwest China, Chengdu was mainly affected by imported cases. For a psychiatric hospital, the enclosed management model, the crowded wards and the uncooperative patients are the risk factors of nosocomial infection. Admitting new patients while preventing the COVID-19 outbreak within the institutions was a crucial challenge. The Mental Health Centre of Chengdu proposed a series of effective management strategies to deal with the rapidly evolving situation during the COVID-19 pandemic which included regulation for the inpatients, their families and staff, and achieved Zero infection in our hospital.

PMID: 32580774 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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