Karolinska University Hospital is one of Europe’s finest health facilities, and together with Karolinska Institute, they lead the development of medical breakthroughs. During the outbreak of the corona pandemic in the Stockholm region, the pressure was high on the intensive care units (ICU) in Karolinska. They arranged temporary ICU wards in large rooms that accommodate many covid-19 patients. The staff was primarily protected from the virus with protective gear and by the ventilation, creating a negative air pressure in the room. However, around patients treated with high-flow oxygen, the virus becomes airborne, endangering the staff.
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