Q: Can you tell us something about what it was like in the hospital? What was daily life like in the health care area? How did you manage the surge in cases ? What is the best strategy to deal with the unanticipated nee


This is not just a test or fight for a hospital, this is a fight for the whole country. Under the orderly dispatch of our government, we took good care of all the patients. At the peak of the epidemic, a large number of COVID19 patients needed treatment. We have a well-established screening system that rapidly stratified patients based on their conditions. A number of general hospitals were quickly converted into COVID19-specialized hospitals. These hospitals were prepared for the severe cases. At the same time, we built many mobile cabin hospitals. Mild cases were quarantined and treated there. All COVID19-infected patients receive proper treatment. The key point is, we are not fight alone. Hundreds of elite medical teams were sent to support us. The Chinese government has carried out strong macro-control and material guarantee for the epidemic in Wuhan. I think this is the best strategy.

Q: I just saw an article our infectious disease doctor at our hospital sent to us. It is about using salt on N95 masks. We are trying to find strategies for conserving masks because we anticipate a shortage.We were wonderin


In the early stage in Wuhan, the supplies of face masks in health care settings faced critical challenges.  But we never reuse face mask. Virus can not be inactivated by salt. 

Most agencies and medical groups recommend one-time use and disposal of medical masks and filtering facepiece respirators or, at the least, that a wearer change the device when it becomes moist. Generally, medical masks should be changed between uses and whenever they become moist.

If a sufficient supply of respirators is not available, NIOSH and CDC recommend that healthcare facilities may consider reuse as long as the device has not been obviously soiled or damaged (e.g., creased or torn). Reuse may increase the potential for contamination; however, this risk must be balanced against the need to provide full respiratory protection to healthcare personnel reused for contact with COVID-19 patients.  Institutions should implement a procedure for safer reuse to prevent contamination through contact with infectious droplets on the outside of the respirator . Data on reuse of respirators for COVID-19 are not available.

Q: How is your criteria for use of isolation and ICU bed? And distribute limited materials.


 You know, early diagnosis, treatment and isolation should be carried out whenever possible. Suspected cases and confirmed cases should be treated in isolation with protective conditions. Suspected cases should be treated in a single room, and confirmed cases can be admitted to the same ward. Confirmed cases include mild cases, moderate cases, severe cases and critical cases, the critical cases should be treated in ICU as soon as possible.