Armed and ready for respiratory emergencies during Corona pandemic
May 30, 2020
If you are an asthma patient, you will know the terrifying nature of a respiratory emergency; an emergency during which it seems impossible to get air into your lungs no matter how hard you try. Immediate medical intervention is required to restore respiration and avoid collapse. Asthma is just one cause leading to respiratory failure.
Causes of respiratory failure
Respiratory illness is very common. Your lungs are very delicate and many factors including your work or home environment, exposures and genetic factors will contribute towards it. The one major factor leading to respiratory problems is smoking. The most common diseases that lead to a respiratory emergency are:
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Chronic bronchitis
- Cystic fibrosis
- Lung cancer
- And now COVID-19
A pulmonary emergency occurs when your airways are clogged and you are unable to get in a lung full of air. Sometimes you may be able to get air into your lungs, but your lungs will not be able to absorb oxygen of give out carbon dioxide. During an emergency, the sooner air pathways are restored, the better the recovery and this requires immediate treatment.
Managing respiratory illness during COVID 19
Visiting a hospital is the last thing you’d want to do during a highly contagious pandemic, but when it’s an unavidable necessity, ensure that you visit a hospital that has all measures in place to prevent a COVID infection.
COVID ready for all pulmonary emergencies- that’s what we are.
For regular management of your respiratory problem, our specialists are available for tele-consultation. In case of an emergency and you require immediate intervention in a hospital, Rela Institute is one of the safest hospitals to visit.
Our extremely effective protocol includes:
- Stringent sanitization and infection control protocols according to ICMR guidelines
- Personnel limited to the absolute minimum necessary for the procedure
- Personal Protective Equipment provided for all members of the team
- Strict adherence to exact schedules
- Sanitized ambulance and stretchers for pick up and transport on arrival
- All patients kept at appropriate distance from each other
- Patient screening before procedure
- COVID19 positive patients or those awaiting test results treated in isolation
- COVID19 patients treated in negative pressure rooms that prevent outward airflow
- Telemedicine for follow-ups and general consultation
In case you suffer a respiratory attack, visit us with confidence. We will get you out of the emergency in complete safety.