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Pictured from left to right: Stepani Bendel, Matti Reinikainen, Sari Rahikainen, Eija Vaskelainen and Sonja Julkunen.

The National Intensive Care Coordinating Office maintains Finland’s national COVID-19 situation at Kuopio University Hospital. The adequacy of intensive care capacity has been a key issue when measures have been planned in Finland to manage the COVID-19 epidemic. The Secapp application is used to collect the data.

The National Intensive Care Coordinating Office in Kuopio is also responsible for guiding the placement of intensive care patients in Finland during COVID-19, if necessary.

– Our situational picture reports, which also describe the hospitals’ ability to increase intensive care capacity, have strengthened confidence that patients in need of intensive care can be treated in Finland, describes Matti Reinikainen, Professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care.

The research team collects the data

– At eight o’clock in the morning, a situational picture message is sent to the contact number of each Intensive Care Unit using the Secapp application. Each ICU responds to the survey during the morning. From HUS hospitals, we get a situational picture report compiled by them. This information is compiled, reviewed and supplemented if necessary, say nurses Eija VaskelainenSari RahikainenSonja Julkunen and Elina Halonen.

Source (in Finnish): psshp.fi