Home Care for the Elderly under the Epidemic of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2020, Pages: 145-148
Received: Apr. 11, 2020;
Accepted: Apr. 27, 2020;
Published: May 14, 2020
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Jieling Chen, Transitional Care Department, the First Affiliated Hospital, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Lin Wang, Transitional Care Department, the First Affiliated Hospital, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Ruiying Huang, Transitional Care Department, the First Affiliated Hospital, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Jiali Chen, Transitional Care Department, the First Affiliated Hospital, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
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Objective: To explore the effects of home care in the elderly patients under the epidemic of COVID-19. Methods: According to the hospital deployment and guidance documents, a series of actions were worked out, including the home care service process and contingency plan, training of the knowledge of novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP), providing psychological intervention for nurses, providing home care for elderly patients at home and education about home prevention of COVID-19 for the elderly family. Results: From January 19 to March 31, 2020, the home visiting nurses provided home care service for 93 elderly patients at home, representing a 20% increase over the same period last year. The home care service included retention / replacement of gastric tube, retention / replacement of urinary tube, pressure ulcer care, sputum suction care, maintenance of peripherally inserted central catheters and venous blood collection for 127 times. The home visiting nurses were in good physical condition without any bad mood. Conclusion: Under the epidemic of COVID-19, more home-based elderly patients had home care service needs. Home care could not only take advantage under the epidemic situation, but also meet the medical needs of elderly patients at home, and effectively alleviate the burden of epidemic prevention and reduce the risk of cross infection. Home care could play a great role in prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Home Care, Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia, Epidemic
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