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Community nursing care for people with long COVID/post-COVID -Patient characteristics, case reports, and nursing interventions, 2022, Richter & Frei

Discussion in 'Long Covid research' started by Sly Saint, Sep 17, 2022.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Abstract
    Purpose: To demonstrate the serious health problems, the nursing interventions and the challenges arising from the nursing care of long COVID/post-COVID patients.

    Design: Descriptive analysis and case reports.

    Methods:Aggregated anonymized nursing documentation data and two case studies.

    Findings: Data from 17 patients were extracted. Patients were predominantly women; the average age was 37.9 years. All patients experienced fatigue, exhaustion and post-exertional malaise. Nursing interventions comprised education on symptoms, training, sleep hygiene, energy management and psychosocial support.

    Conclusions: Long COVID patients in this sample were severely physically and mentally disabled. Clinical evidence: Community nurses can play an important role in addressing Long COVID-related health issues.

    https://www.researchgate.net/public...istics_case_reports_and_nursing_interventions
     
  2. CRG

    CRG Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This a Swiss study, based on a Private Nursing service. see 2nd author: Linda Frei, RN, BSc, Private Community Nursing Service ‘Herzenssache’, Zurich, Switzerland.

    I wonder how applicable this is to the real world in Countries where there are far less resources available for health care.
     
  3. Peter Trewhitt

    Peter Trewhitt Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Have not yet read the full article, but from the abstract this approach sounds a lot closer to the model of ME care we, S4ME, advocated in our response the the NICE guidelines consultation process.
     

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