Marie Petry is a French nurse working at Medair’s Ebola Treatment Center in Sierra Leone. Follow her as she gets ready to enter the Red Zone to take care of our patients. http://relief.medair.org/ebola
Only doctors, nurses and hygienists in full Personal Protective Equipment are allowed to enter the Red Zone of Medair’s treatment center, where our suspected and confirmed Ebola patients are cared for.
Putting on the PPE takes about 10 to 15 minutes as each step is carefully carried out. There is a dresser for each medical staff member going in, making sure everything is where it should be and that no skin is showing. No one is allowed to stay in the Red Zone for more than one hour as working in full PPE is extremely draining.
Medair’s center is comprised of 5 tents with 4 beds each. Two of the tents are dedicated to confirmed Ebola cases. Some mattresses are put directly on the floor to protect unconscious patients who could roll off and rip their IV out.
The center is opened 24/7 and admits as many patients as it can. This is made possible by our extremely dedicated staff who stops at nothing to provide relief and care to the sick.
To find out more about Medair’s work in Sierra Leone: http://relief.medair.org/ebola
Music: Robert Bozsak - First Step (Electronic cover)
Camera: Marie Petry
Editing: Gertjan Kardol