Emotional words from the intensive care doctor: ‘It is impossible not to be affected’

After the earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş, the region’s earthquake victims are transferred to hospitals at many points and their treatment continues. While the treatment of many patients at Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital, which serves more than 1,200 earthquake victims in Istanbul, has been completed, for the patients whose treatment continues, Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital Intensive Care Clinic in charge Prof. dr. Güldem Turan provided information. Prof. Dr. Turan stated that the priority is to keep the patient alive and great efforts are being made to prevent loss of limbs.

“It is impossible not to be affected by this process”

Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital Intensive Care Clinic Responsible Prof. Dr. Güldem Turan said: “I want to get well soon in our country and nation, and I want to express my condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. We are experiencing a very big event, it has affected a large region. The injured came to us from the region, we followed and treated about fifty patients, including children and adults, in intensive care units. While the follow-up and treatment of some of them is still ongoing, we have referred most of them to the service. The patients who come to us are usually crushed or crushed. Our goal is of course to keep the patient alive and to prevent the loss of limbs as much as possible.

We’re trying to keep him alive with his limbs. The second thing we struggle with is renal failure, which is related to the blockage of the renal system by some substances released from these crushed tissues. That’s why we try to treat it with dialysis. Our patients are particularly impressed when they get over the initial acute period and come to their senses and realize what has happened. We also suffer from it, but as a hospital we immediately support them with our psychiatrists and psychologists, the teams have daily routine visits. We try to chat with them as much as possible and reduce their sadness and pain, but of course it is impossible for us not to be affected by this process. But since the health of our patients is our priority, we put ourselves in the background and work more for them.”

“Almost all of our 20 intensive care patients are themselves”

Speaking about the intensive care processes of patients transferred from the earthquake area to Istanbul, Prof. Dr. Turan said: “We have about 20 patients, about 50. We can gradually carry out their surgeries and hyperbaric oxygen treatments and refer them to their normal clinics, and our patients with renal failure to the relevant service. He’s here, but unfortunately we have patients who have lost their children. We discuss the information we give them about this with our psychiatry specialists. First, they interview the patient. If necessary, we discuss this with the patient’s family and try to provide the patient with the most appropriate information on the subject. The treatments that need to be done everywhere are done in the most appropriate way, I look at this. Almost all of our 20 intensive care patients are self-aware and their consciousness is clear. We follow up on our patients who require close monitoring and follow-up, who require frequent surgery, whose wounds require close monitoring, or who have kidney problems. We plan to gradually send them to normal clinics unless there is a different situation in the long run, unless we experience an unexpected situation.”

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