22 July 2021
Chulalongkorn University offers an idea to deal with the crisis of bed shortages, overflowing patients by giving “survival boxes” to help Covid-19 patients while waiting for bed
Chulalongkorn University offers an idea to deal with the crisis of bed shortages, overflowing patients by giving “survival boxes” to help Covid-19 patients while waiting for bed with essential equipment and guidelines for self-care at home including communication channels to follow up with the staff unlock anxiety for the patient and society to survive together
As the situation of the COVID-19 outbreak In Thailand continues to spread more widely. The number of infected people across the country is increasing steadily. more than ten thousand per day The number of beds that all hospitals have together is not enough to support the wave of patients that overflow outside the hospital. As shown in the news “Patients waiting for beds” lined up outside the hospital building. According to the parking area and many others have to wait in their beds in their shelters. Of course, there is a risk of infecting family members and eventually death.
from the above problem Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University and Chulalongkorn University Alumni Association Under the Royal Patronage of H.M. the King, he has joined with the Urban Disease Prevention and Control Institute (OCC), the Department of Disease Control and the private sector who support such as Engine Life Co., Ltd. and The Sharpener. creative ideas “Survival Box” To help patients with COVID-19 while waiting for bed
Why “Survival Box”?
“This event is a crisis. while the infected waited in bed He needs help and is in the care and monitoring system closely. The survival box is a box for taking care of yourself. Do not let the symptoms worsen than before.” Assistant Professor Dr. Juthamas Rattanawaraporn, Chairperson of Biomedical Engineering Program Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University Discuss the origin of the survival box. And also revealed that the naming “Survival Box” in a straightforward way in the hopes of affecting the hearts of the general public. Both the public and the media are interested and ready to support the project.
The survival box will be sent to those who have tested positive from the OHEC proactive test, which is an important mission of pushing patients into the system for easier symptom monitoring. Limited to those examined by Only, preliminary, Chulalongkorn sent the first prototype survival box to NSO, then the number of 100 box (7 July 2564) and aim at the least amount 10,000 The boxes are distributed evenly among the patients waiting for the bed as much as possible.
What’s in the survival box
Survival Box 1 The kit contains the necessary equipment to take care of yourself while waiting for bed, which is enough for 14 days, or until the patient is mildly symptomatic or has been able to find a bed These devices, according to the Department of Disease Control, are:
- Thermometer 1 stick
- Fingertip oxygen monitor 1 machine
- Paracetamol 500 mg 50 grain
- Andrographis paniculata capsules 90 capsule
- Alcohol gel, amount not more than 100 ml
- mask 15 item
“Patients waiting in bed or their relatives who see the above list may use it as a guideline to provide self-care equipment and closely monitor symptoms to reduce the risk of serious illness and death,” said Asst. Prof. Dr. Juthamas.
Caring for COVID-19 patients that the symptoms are not that severe The most important thing is to follow up on a regular basis. Usually, the patient will need to check their temperature and oxygen levels every other day. 3 In the morning, noon, and evening to report to the doctor to assess the symptoms, the doctor will recommend medication or send you to the hospital.
In addition, the front of the box has a QR Code. attached to the patient “Scan Come, We Parod” communicate via Line Official which the officer OHEC and volunteer groups They will always recommend useful information and ask follow-up questions.
“how to survive”
“We’ll be with you until it’s gone. or until you get a bed.”The survival box is a prototype idea that Asst. Prof. Dr. Juthamas Hope for both government and private agencies to apply
“There are still many patients waiting in bed. that are not in the system of the OHEC. If the patient or relative knows the guidelines for procuring these necessary equipment to be used to monitor symptoms It will help reduce the risk of serious illness and death.” Asst. Prof. Dr. Juthamas said those interested in donating to help fund patients waiting for beds throughsurvival box projectMedicines and medical supplies listed above can be donated at the Chulalongkorn University Alumni Association. Under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, every day during the time 9.00 – 17.00 n.
For more information, call 09-6991-6363. or 09-3698-9336
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