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Journal of Integrative Nursing ›› 2020, Vol. 2 ›› Issue (3): 144-148.doi: 10.4103/jin.jin_33_20

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Clinical nursing care of a nurse diagnosed with COVID-19 in Wuhan Union Hospital

Bing-Rui WEI1, Dian Francis SAVELLANO1, Chang-Sheng ZHANG2, Cui-Huan HU1   

  1. 1 School of Nursing; 2 Department of Neurosurgery, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
  • Online:2020-08-31 Published:2020-09-27
  • Contact: Prof. Cui‑Huan HU, School of Nursing, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hang Kong Road, Wuhan 430030, China.

Abstract: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has claimed thousands of lives. The patients have been quarantined and treated in special shelter hospitals, and mild illness accounts for the majority of the total number of patients. This article reports one case of the first batches of infected medical staff, who got infected with 2019 novel coronavirus and later discharged 2 weeks after receiving treatment and nursing care in Wuhan Union Hospital. Considering all aspects of the patient's hospitalization, the patient was performed ward environment management, medical nursing, symptomatic treatment, nutrition management, vital signs monitoring, observation and nursing, psychological assessment and support, and infection protection and management. As the earliest successful case of cure, the patient's manifestations are classical and common. Moreover, we hope to share it with colleagues to fight against COVID-19 for reference. The treatment and nursing guidelines can be applied to treat a large number of mild cases, thus improving the discharge rate of patients and reducing the pressure of epidemic situation.

Key words: Clinical nursing care, coronavirus disease, environment management, symptomatic treatment