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Hospital capacities: the great challenge of training competent personnel


The main difficulty in increasing hospital capacity is not so much to obtain suitable equipment as to train anesthetists and specialized nurses.

If France now has sufficient ventilators, equipment and drugs to take care of the most serious patients in intensive care, there remains the bottleneck for staff. “It is not enough to buy beds at Ikea to open places in intensive care!», Asserted Jean Castex, in West France. The main difficulty in increasing hospital capacity is to train anesthetists and specialized nurses. But that takes time. “It is useless to have a bed if you do not have sufficient and competent staff to take care of the very technical care which is those of the sheave.», Confirms Frédéric Valletoux, president of the Federation of French hospitals (FHF).

It is not enough to buy beds at Ikea to open places in resuscitation!

Jean Castex, Prime Minister

However, paramedics, both experienced in resuscitation and idle, do not run the streets. For the first wave, more than 7,700 nurses and 3,000 nursing assistants from other services (and having already worked in intensive care) had to come and lend a hand

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