Dr. Nicole Saphier: Hospitals should postpone elective procedures and keep beds open for COVID-19

Dr. Nicole Saphier said that it was important that hospitals throughout America to ensure that people have access to the care they need to combat the coronavirus outbreak. She was on “FOX Across America” with Jimmy Failla to discuss how healthcare is responding to coronavirus spread.

“Our hospitals are not overrun right now, but we don’t know where this is going. We will have more cases. The more we test, we’re going to have more cases,” said Dr. Saphier.

“So let’s be proactive here. There are a lot of elective medical procedures, meaning they’re not emergent. You know, you’re having something done, whether it’s a cosmetic surgery or something that could potentially be delayed. Perhaps we should consider postponing these elective procedures,” she continued.

“We want to make sure that we aren’t taking care of someone that maybe is having something then that didn’t need to be. We have people needing to be put into an ICU. We needed to keep these beds as open as possible. It’s still flu season. We have to remember that. So we tend to be a lot busier during this time,” concluded Dr. Nicole Saphier.


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