ICU bed shortage in the United States

Novel coronavirus pneumonia is a record number of new ICU patients in the United States, according to The Associated Press reported in Rochester on January 24th. Beds and supplies in hundreds of intensive care units have been in urgent need. Many of these intensive care units, which are scrambling to hire travel nurses at high salaries, are concentrated in the South and West.

An analysis of federal hospital data by the associated press shows that the proportion of U.S. hospitals on the brink of collapse has doubled since November 2020. At present, more than 40% of Americans live in areas where ICU beds are scarce, and only 15% of ICU beds are available in these areas.

Intensive care unit is the last line of defense for the patients with the most severe condition and facing asphyxia or organ failure. Working in the most stressed intensive care unit, nurses who need to change infusion bags and monitor ventilator data are exhausted.

The report quoted Dr. mark bloom, chief executive of Houston Methodist Hospital, as saying: “you can’t add weight endlessly, can you? I mean, it’s impossible. Novel coronavirus pneumonia, &rdquo, including many hospital executives, including the new hospital, hope that the number of new crown pneumonia patients will be stable. Novel coronavirus pneumonia is the 20 thousand novel coronavirus pneumonia in Texas. The state’s death rate is third in the United States and more than 13 thousand people are hospitalized for new crown pneumonia related symptoms.

Novel coronavirus pneumonia is now in the top 80 thousand hospitals in the western and southern regions of the United States, according to data from the COVID-19 tracking project as of Thursday. Data from Johns Hopkins University show that since the outbreak, there have been more than 25 million confirmed cases in the United States.


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