How Proper Nursing And Medical Care Can Cure Coronavirus Patients
The current outbreak of Corona Virus or the SARS-CoV-2 is the reason for the death of many across the US and throughout the globe. Originating from a cause completely unknown to humans, this particular virus first showed its symptoms in the Wuhan city of Hubei province in China. The World Health Organisation or WHO has already termed this infectious virus as a pandemic. Researchers say that the current COVID-19 virus is a collateral descendent or the SARS virus of 2003, showing similar RNA structures. The common symptoms of the COVID-19 are fever, shortness of breath, cough and breathing issues. In more severe cases it can even cause severe respiratory illness, pneumonia or even death.
Globally, the cases of coronavirus victims are being escalated day by day, with China being the most infected among all. But looking at the current scenario it seems that the coronavirus is spreading way faster in some countries of the European Union and the US. Without the presence of an anti-viral medication as of now the only option that is left for treating the victims is through proper nursing and medical care.
If anyone gets infected by the COVID-19 disease and develop symptoms while getting exposed to the virus, self-isolation, and consultation with medical staff is a must. The victims should tell the medical staff if he or she has any travel history to any place where there is already a community spread of COVID-19 pandemic according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or the WHO. After determining all the above conditions, the doctor might take samples or conduct medical tests, which includes saliva sample (sputum), throat swab or a nasal swab, to determine the severity of the infection.
Anti-viral drugs or vaccines are currently under the early stages of development. Antibiotics used for fever are also ineffective because COVID-19 is a virus, not bacteria.
If patients are diagnosed with severe infection, some special supportive treatment might be given by the medical staff of the hospital. The type of treatment may include:
- Medication like Paracetamol to reduce fever.
- A large quantity of fluid intake to reduce dehydration risk.
- Providing external oxygen support.
- Patients with critical respiratory problems might require ventilator support.
- All other supportive care provided by the nursing team and the medical care team might seem to be beneficial and highly effective to the corona virus-infected patients.
Eligible medical staff or nurses who wish to get trained and educated on other important and sophisticated healthcare including emergency preparedness against coronavirus should get in touch with Erudite Nursing Institute. Unlike the normal nursing school, Erudite online nursing schools do offer different accelerated nursing programs and a specialized 90-hour certification course on emergency preparedness and response training to cope up and fight the battle against COVID-19 and overcome all the obstacles that are inherent to the traditional nursing schools.
All the courses are made in accordance to the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards and thus it is recommended to the employers that they strictly encourage and provide their medical staff with the emergency preparedness and response certification course to ensure and compliance with the policies and laws set forth by OSHA and all other governmental organizations.
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