El Paso, Texas-The University of El Paso Medical Center has recently started to erect heated isolation tents to treat coronavirus patients amid the surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations. Now other medical institutions are also adopting similar tent programs. Manage the influx of people in need of medical care.
UMC set up its fourth tent on Wednesday. The latest case can accommodate up to 21 patients so that they can be classified before they enter the emergency room.
“Any hospital has a lot of moving parts, especially today, so this is related to how we manage patients in the emergency room, how we handle patients on the Covid floor, and we also have patients who need regular care. Non-Covid, So it is multi-factorial,” explained Dr. Joel Hendryx, Chief Medical Officer of UMC.
The Providence hospital set up its first tent from Wednesday. Officials said that all of their four hospital campuses received state-issued tents.
A hospital spokesperson said: “Our hospital continues to implement our emergency plan to expand capacity to help manage the influx of Covid-1
Del Sol Medical Center also established a “tent structure” on Wednesday to expand the capacity of the hospital. Officials said it will be used to classify up to 14 patients-including intensive care patients requiring hospitalization, until there is open space inside the hospital.
Del Sol said in a statement: “The tent is an advanced deployable medical facility. It is a completely enclosed fixed structure controlled by HVAC.”
Tents were deployed on the day that Texas emergency management officials began the process of converting part of the downtown El Paso Convention Center into temporary hospital space.
El Paso health officials reported on Wednesday that more than 900 hospitalizations for the virus and more than 200 intensive care unit patients set new records because of the virus.