Central Steering Group: Strengthening Treatment of Critical Patients, Summarizing and Improving Treatment Experience Like TCM

In order to deeply implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instructions and the deployment of Central Steering Group in fighting the epidemic, on the morning of the 26th, Sun Chunlan, member of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee, Vice Primer of the State Council and head of the Central Steering Group, held a meeting, listening to the opinions and took suggestions of the front-line medical staff working in ICU, Respiratory Department and anesthesiology Department from Guanggu section of Wuhan Tongji Hospital, Leishenshan Hospital, Wuhan Xiehe Hospital, Wuhan People's Hospital and national TCM team, put forward requirements to further improve the treatment of critical patients.

Sun Chunlan pointed out that since the outbreak of the epidemic, all medical workers have tried their best with superb medical skills and extremely responsible attitudes in saving patients. The treatment efficacy is better than expected, which not only shows the great love and the benevolence of the doctors, but also their deep awareness of viewing people’s lives as paramount important and serving the people wholeheartedly. Now, the number of hospitalized patients is smaller, but saving critical patients is more difficult. We must persist in carrying forward the spirit of overcoming difficulties and try our best in treating the remaining patients.

She emphasized that it is necessary to insist on early treatment and classification-based management, try to bring critical patients to high-level designated hospitals and ensure that the patients are safe during the transfer by good evaluation and supervision. It is necessary  to always adhere to homogenized and standardized treatment, and accelerate the promotion of protocols and drugs that are proven effective, especially to summarize and improve the experience of TCM, artificial membrane lungs, intubation teams in treating critical patients, using better methods, more intensive care to minimize mortality rate. It is also necessary to adhere to the combination of scientific and technological innovation with clinical treatment, conduct scientific and targeted treatment, implement "one person, one method" based on specific situation, so to achieve the best treatment efficacy, and finally win the battle of defending Wuhan and Hubei.