Why Medical And Nursing Staff Play A Crucial Role In COVID-19 Treatment?

Why Medical And Nursing Staff Play A Crucial Role In COVID-19 Treatment?

The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic is creating a massive disturbance and fear in the life of the common people. The cause of its spreading is entirely unknown to us, and it came into limelight by first showing its symptoms in the Wuhan city of China. Due to a significant number of death tolls, the WHO has already defined it as a pandemic. The most common symptoms of the coronavirus are dry cough, fever, respiratory illness and shortness of breath. In some most unfortunate cases, this virus can also cause pneumonia and even death

With the global instances of COVID- 19 victims taking fuel each and every day, some parts of Italy, Spain, Germany, UK and the United States seem to be the new centre point of this pandemic. The risk of getting infected by COVID- 19 is always on the higher side for any person who comes in direct reach of an infected area or person. Mostly it has been observed that people having previous medical problems such as asthma, diabetes, or heart issues are the ones who are most vulnerable to this virus. They may even face some sort of serious medical complications in the next few years.

In the absence of any vaccine at present, the medical and nursing staff plays a very vital role in coping up with the spread of the virus. All the health care and the medical personnel are the frontline workers of the coronavirus pandemic. They are doing a commendable job in mobilizing and treating the patients, and they are doing so while facing an unprecedented crisis of inadequate equipment and supplies.

If anyone gets captured by the harmful COVID-19 disease and develop these symptoms, then the medical staff are the one who can come to their rescue. The patient must tell the medical or nursing staff about their recent travel history so that their treatment can start accordingly. After determining the present condition of the patient, the medical team takes samples by conducting various medical tests, including nasal swab, throat swab and saliva sample (sputum).

If the medical condition of the patient severe, some supportive medical treatment can be given by the hospital or the medical staff. These treatments might include-

  • Usage of supplementary oxygen if needed.
  • Drugs to reduce fever and dry cough.
  • Patients developing symptoms such as respiratory issues due to the virus infection might need an incubator or a ventilator.
  • Intake of a massive quantity of water or any fluid to reduce the dehydration risk.

With an already existing shortage of nurses and the inadequate supplies of medical equipment, the nation might face some severe damage to recover from this COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC or Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, along with some other American Organisations, have been working day in and day out to stop the spread of this dreaded disease. These organizations have come out with some exceptional strategies for the Higher Education Institutes and the nursing schools to help fight the battle against the unknown. Erudite online nursing school, abiding all the regulations of OSHA and CDC has been offering many courses including some online accelerated nursing programs and a dedicated certification course on response training and emergency preparedness to fight the war against the novel coronavirus.


 

SOURCES

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-hcp.html

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/medicalinformation.html

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/controlprevention.html#health

 

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