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The new coronavirus a new challenge for the conscientious objector

a hand disinfectant, gloves, and aprons. There are several factors that work purely in the front. More than ever before, adding the nurses ' time to clean up.

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The new coronavirus a new challenge for the conscientious objector

a hand disinfectant, gloves, and aprons. There are several factors that work purely in the front. More than ever before, adding the nurses ' time to clean up.

" Before, I thought the front was just a transportorgan. It's here, the hygiene and the cleaning service was not at all a priority, " says Lillian Sörensson.

for nearly 30 years, she has worked for the ambulance service. Today, she is a health and a specialist nurse in the ambulance services in Stockholm, sweden. In addition, she has earned the title of health and smittskyddsansvarig. Among other things, to provide their colleagues with advice on the hygiene and control of communicable diseases.

" When I first started working in the ambulance, I was shocked. It was fully carpeted, which is never washed. Imagine what it was like when someone threw up. There was a lack of guidance to staff on how to wash their clothes, " she says.
– We even clean the outside of the ambulance. When it is muddy in the streets, it may be more work, " says the nurse Will Sörensson. Photo credit: Vanni Jung Ståhle
a lot has changed. From each patient, the spritas, the ambulance arrived. At least once a week to get the car to a heavy duty cleaning. In other words, the carpets, the driver's cab and seat-belts to be cleaned or to be cleaned.

It's the people in the front, which is the responsibility of the organization.

" It may take up to several hours to clean up. Hygiene procedures have been greatly improved, but the fact that we have more time to clean all of the surfaces. This is something that needs to be improved, " says ambulanssjuksköterskan Marjout Howell.

Slide 1 of 2 Marjout Söberg has been working as a ambulanssjuksköterska as of 2011. Photo credit: Vanni Jung Ståhle, Slide 2 of 2 , the Face of each working shift to working clothes to be freshly laundered. The staff has also brought a spare change of clothes with you. Photo credit: Vanni Jung Ståhle Slide show

in the case of the new coronavirus in Sweden, and the ambulance service, has prepared itself to face the virus. As with other infectious diseases in relation to specific policies. In the first place, there are two specially-equipped ambulances that will come out. The units, go back to the suspected infected patients. Once tested, the covid-19.

Also, the more the ambulances, may need to be deployed. Such a situation could arise where a coronasmittad the patient is seriously ill and needs to be taken to the hospital. At the end of February, reported the dagens nyheter, a paramedics who refused to go out on an alarm. The patient was suspected to have been affected by the covid-19.

" I wouldn't say that the staff are extra worried at the moment. Of course, we have in the past worked for other viruses, such as sars. Do you run someone who has a specific condition, there are specific guidelines and protective gear, " says Lillian Sörensson.

in the front. We are in the ambulansstationen of the Institute. Down in the garage, with a dozen or so cars that are ready to be deployed on a variety of issues.

From the perspective of a small tray, pick Marjout Howell up in a plastic apron. She folds it out.

" That we use when the patient is physically near to you. For example, if we need to stay patient against the us. This can happen if the person throws up, " says Marjout Howell.

< Marjout Howell, ambulanssjuksköterska. Photo credit: Vanni Jung Ståhle

the use of special equipment. In addition, mobilized a specialized team. Together, they help the revenge to be dressed in protective equipment.

After that, the patient is taken to the hospital disposed of the equipment. When the ambulance shall be cleaned by use of the employees to the new equipment. Also, it is thrown away afterwards. The vehicle is to be cleaned with a disinfectant. In particular, the used virkon.

" the Virus has responded well to the treatment. Virkon can be used on all the places to which the patient has been in, " says Lillian Sörensson.

She continued.

" If you were to become infected with the coronavirus, it is in contact with a sick person. However, we are taking a hygienic approach, with a pair of gloves, isopropyl alcohol and cleaner. As a patient, I certainly don't have to worry about in order to ride the ambulance.

Marjout Howell jumps into the driver's seat of the ambulance. A noise can be heard from her phone. It's time to turn out a new alarm clock.

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