Strategic Nursing Care in Ebola Viral Outbreak and Care for Infected Patients
American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Volume 3, Issue 1-1, February 2015, Pages: 21-23
Received: Dec. 24, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 28, 2014; Published: Feb. 15, 2015
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Ndipowa a James Attangeur Chimfutumb, Department of Nursing, Cameroon Christian University, Bali, Cameroon
Mary Bih Suh Atanga, Department of Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bamenda, Bamenda, Cameroon
Elvis Fon Tata, Department of Health Economics , Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda, Cameroon
Kenneth Yongabi Anchang, Phytobiotechnology Research Foundation Institute, Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda, Cameroon
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Abstract
In Cameroon, we have not yet experienced any outbreak of Ebola Virus disease. But Cameroon’s closest neighbor, Nigeria, has that experience. Cameroon is strategically located in Africa with a geography and behavioral pattern that is similar with all the Ebola infected countries. In this paper, a proposed strategic nursing care protocol such as: Surveillance and notification plan, hospital and human resource re-enforcement plan, how strategic nursing care with respect to community mobilization of resources should be planned, in anticipation of any Ebola outbreak in the country is provided in the form of a proposal to be adopted in case of a sudden outbreak.
Keywords
Ebola, Epidemic, Strategic, Nursing, Care, Preparedness, Cameroon
To cite this article
Ndipowa a James Attangeur Chimfutumb, Mary Bih Suh Atanga, Elvis Fon Tata, Kenneth Yongabi Anchang, Strategic Nursing Care in Ebola Viral Outbreak and Care for Infected Patients, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Special Issue: Clinical Innovations, Developments in the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Ebola Disease (Marburg fever) and Hemorrhagic Fevers. Vol. 3, No. 1-1, 2015, pp. 21-23. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.s.2015030101.14
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