on Thursday, the 14th of may, Dr Renkvist, and felt a bit of his nose, and thought she had allergy symptoms.
She had to stay home from work, and for testing of the corona, and two days later, she was told that she had been infected.
" I was really surprised, actually. I felt I was just his nose, and thought it was an allergy, and it felt that way, " says Dr Renkvist.
In Älmhult municipality, the 24 staff in the social services found infected with the virus, the virus, type Smålandsposten, who was the first to report on susan's case. In addition, 28 patients found infected.
"I haven't actually been worried about being infected, I think we've had good practices and we have always had access to the equipment," says Dr Renkvist.
In Älmhult municipality, has opened a special coronavdelning the Nicklagårdens home for the elderly. Where has Susan been working since the very beginning.
" We are always in full protective gear when dealing in the units such as gloves, full face shield, protective face mask and so on. We can't stay in the dressing room before and after our work sessions, but it has a special place, and practice, we are moving on. I think the municipality has provided the way for us to do our job, " she says.
”Be just a matter of time”
Now, she has been home for nine days, and it feels a little bit of his nose, stopped up, and have lost my sense of smell. She was longing to return to my job and my colleagues, knowing how hard it is when the staff is taken.
the Concern for how the illness will unfold, however, is ever-present.
" I'm not sick now. I haven't done so yet), and I don't know if there will be problems with breathing. It is clear you are a little apprehensive when you don't know how it's going to be, " says Dr Renkvist.
She doesn't know how or where she became infected. In her opinion, it might as well have come from the office, or at any grocery store, because you really don't know how widespread the contamination is outside the healthcare system.
To the south of the country lagged behind new york, but is now starting to get more and more infected, and that she has been infected, it is no surprise to her.
" I was thinking that it was to be expected considering what it looked like in other countries, and in Stockholm, sweden. It was only a matter of time.
one thing she says is a bit worrying is the fact that, in Kronoberg, just to test the medical professionals and the patients in the hospitals and in homes.
"in view of the mild symptoms I've had, and that I was still infected, so it is probably more like it, and don't know anything," says Dr Renkvist.
Hope the improvement of working conditions
As the health care professionals who are working on the front line against corona, she hopes that the population will continue to fight to prevent the spread of infection.
" I hope that people will comply with these guidelines, which actually comes out. They are, of course, and for good reason. I have noticed that people are adapting their stores, so even if I don't get to go out and shop, " says Susan Renkvist.
in Addition, she hopes that the crisis will eventually lead to their working conditions and wages are improving.
" It is important to improve the terms and conditions. I think those of us who work here have a good condition, we are only a 6-hour shifts. However, all of those who work in the hospital, a 12-hour pass, it has to be for a while. It's a bit worn out, after only six hours, " says Dr Renkvist.
the Work of coronapatienter in the care of the elderly, she feels, in many ways, is, as usual, care. The difference is that you will need to do further checks to periodically take the pulse and check the oxygenation.
" We need to do more in the lead, and to take blood samples, and then, if need be. Also, it is of course heavier, and when you have so much safety equipment at all times. There have been days when they have been struggling as there has been so much to do, " says Dr Renkvist.
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