COVID-19 Perspectives in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Carter, Chris and Nguyen, Thi Lan Anh and Notter, Joy (2020) COVID-19 Perspectives in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Clinics in Integrated Care, 1 (100005). ISSN 2666-8696

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Abstract

COVID-19 is a new highly infectious disease with an incompletely described clinical course, which has caused a pandemic, with Europe being identified as the third epicentre. COVID-19 has placed unprecedented pressure on critical care services which is likely to stretch resources beyond capacity. The situation is exacerbated by increased staff absence from self-isolation and illness, increased referral of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 who develop respiratory failure, and limited availability of Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) services. In addition, there is the ongoing challenge of patients being transferred between departments and hospitals for ongoing care. In consequence, as current needs continue to rise, innovative approaches are needed to redress shortages and support the continuance of services. This article provides an overview of severe COVID-19 infection, outlining treatment strategies and nursing processes that will need to develop and extend in response to this evolving situation.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intcar.2020.100005
Date: 17 July 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: SARS-CoV2, 2019-nCOV, COVID-19, Critical Care, Pandemic, ARDS
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SHARR) > Quality of Care
Depositing User: Joy Notter
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2021 12:44
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2021 12:44
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11157

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