26 October 2020

Maastricht medical students make a valuable contribution to COVID-19 care

Medical students of Maastricht University have made a valuable contribution to the care for COVID-19 patients during the first coronavirus wave, researchers at Maastricht UMC+ conclude in a recent article in the Journal of Critical Care. At the Maastricht hospital, around 200 students were deployed as gatekeepers and support staff in the Intensive Care Unit, and to assist with remote patient monitoring. Now that patient numbers are on the increase again, medical students could again be deployed to relieve the healthcare workforce.