›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (4): 417-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2020.04.001

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Experience of emergency department of large tertiary general hospital in coping with epidemic outbreak of COVID-19

YANG Zhi-tao, GAO Wei-yi, LIANG Jing, JING Feng, MAO En-qiang, CHEN Er-zhen   

  1. Department of Emergency, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
  • Online:2020-04-28 Published:2020-05-22
  • Supported by:
    Key Discipline Construction Project of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning (2016ZB0206); Program for Outstanding Medical Academic Leader (2017); Scientific and Technological Innovation Act Program of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (18411950900); Clinical Research Innovation Project of Shanghai Hospital Development Center (SHDC12017116).

Abstract: Since December 2019, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become one of the most significant infectious diseases in the world. The epidemic in China has been basically controlled through a series of prevention and control measures. But the number of confirmed cases and deaths in other countries and regions is still rapidly rising. In response to this major epidemic, the hospitals emergency management system is facing a great challenge, especially the department of emergency, which takes the responsibilities of the screening and diagnosis of fever patients as well as the emergency treatment of ordinary patients. Through two months of practice and exploration, our hospital has summarized some experiences in improving the emergency management system, establishing a peace and war integration mechanism, reorganizing medical resources, guaranteeing the deployment of supplies and optimizing information system, and has achieved the "zero infection" of medical staff, "zero misdiagnosis" and "zero cross-infection" of patients with COVID-19.

Key words: coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), department of emergency, epidemic prevention and control