Bulach TP, Lukianova IYu. The chronicle of orders and instructions regulating functioning of mobile ambulance teams in Saint Petersburg in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Juvenis scientia. 2020;6(5):5-13.
THE CHRONICLE OF ORDERS AND INSTRUCTIONS REGULATING FUNCTIONING OF MOBILE AMBULANCE TEAMS IN SAINT PETERSBURG IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
T. P. Bulach 1, I. Yu. Lukianova 1,2
1 North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov
41 Kirochnaya St., 191015 Saint Petersburg, Russia
2 Saint Petersburg State University
7-9 Universitetskaya Emb., 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia
COVID-19 infection causes many difficulties for the medical community around the world. In addition to its therapeutic problems, it can create situations with high medical and legal risks for a doctor who has a certain medical responsibility in preventing the spread of infection in a pandemic. In fact, this new infection imposes many specific obligations on all medical organizations and, first of all, on the Emergency medical service. In the present article, we analyzed in chronological order the orders and instructions issued in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic in St. Petersburg, and studied the dynamics of measures used to prevent the spread of infection and to protect health workers as the urgency and complexity of the situation increase. The first experience of ambulance doctors in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic showed the need to comply with all prescribed measures of individual and collective protection to minimize infection transmission and prevent medical and legal risks.
Keywords: pandemic, COVID-19, coronavirus disease, SARS-CoV-2, ambulance, orders of the Health Committee of Saint Petersburg.