Lucie, a volunteer nurse in a nursing home, explains why she feels better prepared to manage the crisis

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Lucie, a volunteer nurse in a nursing home, explains why she feels better prepared to manage the crisis





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Coronavirus in Belgium: Lucie, a volunteer nurse in a nursing home, explains why she feels better prepared to manage the crisis


Lucie Lorenzi is a nurse by training. She has worked for a long time in the emergency rooms of a hospital and has just answered the call for volunteers launched by the Walloon Region to help the staff of nursing homes. She joined that of a home near Esneux, in the Liege region and described her new daily this morning on Bel RTL.

“I work in a hospital and therefore we are perhaps more often confronted with emergency situations, especially since I work in an emergency department. They live in family homes. They live with their families. tend to live with the residents, always the same people. And it must be psychologically difficult for them to see the people they meet everyday with Covid and without their families. “

She therefore brings her experience of crisis situations. “It’s really magical because it puts bubbles in the teams. It helps them to have support.”

She discovered an establishment that quickly structured and equipped to deal with the coronavirus. “They created 2 units there, one which deals with Covid cases and the other which deals with others. When we deal with Covid cases we only stay in contact with them. there’s no shortage of equipment. We’re pretty well equipped. ”

But it is precisely this equipment that sometimes makes work difficult. “We work with coveralls, glasses, visors, overshoes. It is rather that which is difficult because we are hot, we do not see the residents well and they do not hear us well. With FFP2 masks you have to shout loudly to speak to them. “

She therefore gives of her person to help, while having to manage 3 small children of 1, 3.5 and 4 years old. “I am not afraid for my family. My children are not the most at risk and my place as a citizen is close to people. It was obvious to me. I told myself that I had a little time to I’m going to reinforce in the home a few times a week. “

Finally, she is delighted with the arrival of 210,000 tests for nursing homes: “It will really allow us to work in 2 teams and know who is healthy and who is not.”

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