Section: Práctica Clínica
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Cuesta Santamaría ML, García Perea E, Martínez Castellanos MT. La experiencia de medicalizar un hotel en Madrid durante la primera ola de la pandemia COVID-19. Metas Enferm nov 2020; 23(9):62-8. Doi: https://doi.org/10.35667/MetasEnf.2020.23.1003081664
Mª Luisa Cuesta Santamaría1, Eva García Perea2, Mª Teresa Martínez Castellanos3
1Graduada en Enfermería y Fisioterapia. Instituto de Psiquiatría y Salud Mental. Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón. Madrid2Doctora (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). Departamento de Enfermería. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Madrid3Graduada en Enfermería. Unidad de Rehabilitación Cardiaca. Centro de Especialidades Hermanos Sangro. Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón. Madrid
Mª Luisa Cuesta Santamaría. Instituto de Psiquiatría y Salud Mental. Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón. C/ Ibiza, 43. 28007 Madrid.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the adaptation ability of the Spanish Health System, through the implementation of exceptional and innovative measures such as the creation of medicalized hotels. The objective to be reached was the release of hospital beds, and ensuring isolation for people who had no infrastructure at home to be isolated after hospital discharge, or shared their home with vulnerable or fragile persons, thus preventing contagion among those living together.
The objective of the present article is to present the experience of medicalizing a hotel in the city of Madrid, linked to the Hospital Universitario Gregorio Marañón (HGUGM), during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, from March, 19th to May, 31st, 2020. Its implementation is addressed, considering the material and human resources required, its organization, the development of the activity and humanization, as well as the outcomes of the experience.
In total, 465 patients were managed, with a mean 10-day stay. The occupation progression corresponded with the contagion curve (maximum peak during the first week of April: 146 patients). The Nursing staff performed a mean 10 PCR tests per day, with 817 tests in total. There was a >89% participation in the Seroprevalence Study (Microbiology Unit of the HGUGM) by the Nursing staff, with three positive PCR tests as outcome.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community of Madrid nurses have demonstrated being qualified to provide spaces and places for patient care within a 48-hour margin. Multidisciplinary teams were formed, which worked in an efficient and operative way and without any conflicts.
Medicalized hotel; COVID-19 pandemic; humanization; Nursing teams
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