Of new professionals coming to the HaD. La María

768 1024 Eva A. Sánchez Martos

Among the professionals who joined our unit as students, there was a group of nine medical graduates who were pending the award of MIR place to do specialty. They acted under the supervision of our Home Hospitalization doctors: Abel Mujal, Manolo Hernández and Joan Solà. All three are accustomed to having residents in training and with almost twenty years of experience in adapting to the environment to practice as doctors in HaD. The night was of the traumatologists at our hospital on duty with us.


I would like to introduce you to Sandra Andrés Sánchez, Cristina Pallarés Fernández, Anna Creus Costa, Pablo Flores Méndez, Pau Farré Alins, Tània Cosp Gomà, Ariadna Prats Custal and Maria Baldaquí Morote.

Colloquially they were called “R0 ″ but they acted like R10, with interest, with professionalism, with prudence at the time of making decisions and with an inexhaustible thirst to keep up to date on everything that came out new about the COVID- 19 and that came to us directly from the “Crisis Committee of COVID-19 ″, made up of professionals from our institution and Cat Salut who gave indications of the measures to be carried out according to the findings of the committee of experts. Within a few days, publications appeared in international journals that, thanks to the libraries of professional associations and personal subscriptions, reached the workroom of our Medicalized Hotel.

Dra. Maria Baldaqui was one of the professionals who answered our interview. A sweet and laughing person who suffered, like everyone else, the setbacks of our patients.

Dr. Maria Baldaquí

We ask Maria:

At the time the state of emergency was declared did you think you would have the opportunity to care for patients as a doctor?

At first I never thought I could treat patients like a doctor. As the days went by the idea began to become more real.

What was it like for you to deal with patients with COVID?

Quite a challenge. He had never had to take so many protective measures to visit a patient. It has also been my first job as a doctor and I had respect to overlook some details.

Were you scared of the possibility of bringing the infection to your family?

At first yes, then I internalized the situation and taking the appropriate measures at home did not mean so much stress.

Did it cost you to learn the special infection protection measures?


What made you more respectful, the doctor’s duties or the possibility of getting infected?

The function of the doctor.

Which situation, of the ones you saw, would you highlight as very hard?

Mainly the family and social situations surrounding the patients. Too many families shattered by death / UCIS admissions / suicides… of family members.

Do you have special memories of any patients? Which one?

Hugs knowing they were healed / excited to tell you that a family member was already overcoming the illness after many days of income…

If this situation were to occur again, would you hesitate to take a step forward or come to help in any other way?

I would not hesitate to do it again.

Someday we will find them in the anesthesia clinic, in the dermatology clinic, in a Primary Care center.


Eva A. Sánchez Martos

Degree in Nursing from the UAB. I have a Masters in Cardiology and another in Vascular Surgery from the UB. I have trained as a researcher in II.SICarlos III and have led many research projects such as the EMIRTHAD study on therapeutic non-compliance. For thirty years I have been improving as a nurse. Twenty years ago I helped the birth of Home Hospitalization in Parc Taulí.

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