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Nurses as the Heroes of the Pandemic

Nurses as the Heroes of the Pandemic

COVID-19 is suspected to be the cause of a hazardous illness that affects people's lives and, in certain situations, poses a threat to those who are affected. This virus also poses a direct threat to the functioning of communities worldwide. Job losses and their effects on families, shifts in educational styles as attendance and involvement shift to online and distant learning, and a slew of other changes in people's lives are all examples of such consequences. Many countries' healthcare systems are overburdened as a result, which impacts healthcare workers like nurses who are fighting on the front lines to preserve the lives of those who are afflicted. Infectious illness prevention procedures are implemented by nurses to keep the virus from spreading.

Nurses are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to attend to patients at their bedsides. They're ready to analyze patients' illnesses and decide what kind of care they require. They devote a significant amount of time to patients, caring for, listening to, and getting to know them. This is a frightening time for patients because there are so many unknowns about coronavirus. Furthermore, hospitals are restricting or barring visits, leaving patients alone in the hospital. Nurses advocate for patients and provide the assistance they require, typically from their significant others.

Nurses are on the front lines, providing comprehensive care to a wide range of patients in routine and emergencies. Nurses constitute the majority of healthcare practitioners. Hence they play an essential role in healthcare systems. Triaging patients and detecting suspected infections are their responsibilities in treating COVID-19 patients. They also assist in decontamination and coordination with other healthcare providers, provide holistic nursing practices in managing multiple conditions simultaneously, play critical roles in expanding care services, and deal with relatives. To satisfy patients and their families, nurses must be well-equipped with essential information and talents in resolving emergencies involving clinical treatment, decontamination, isolation, communication, triaging, psychological support, and palliative care if appropriate.

Nurses on the front lines have become the face of the epidemic. They represent the best of humanity, rising to help severely ill people while wreaking havoc on the healthcare system and the government's response. Nurses play an essential role in diverse communities. They are on the front lines, caring for these people every day (those who got infected by the Covid 19 virus). They can see what's working and what may be improved to provide more effective and efficient care and advise changes.

Nurses are critical in managing a health crisis because they serve as an essential link between the patient and the rest of the medical team. They spend their whole shift with their patients and can detect minute changes in their patients that may suggest decompensation, worsening, or improvement via assessment and critical thinking. They can predict how people will react to a medical crisis. Nurses communicate their evaluation findings to doctors, evaluate whether respiratory therapy is required, analyze the patient's response to medical treatments, and educate patients while also giving a listening ear or a soothing touch.

Healthcare workers, particularly nurses, need to be educated and trained in disaster preparedness and emergency response. Since nurses make up the majority of the healthcare workforce, nurses will almost certainly be caring for victims and patients in the event of a disaster. Whether they are caring for someone on the front lines of a crisis or in a hospital, they must be trained and have the knowledge and abilities to respond.

One of the first steps nurses should take to avoid becoming infected with the COVID-9 virus is to have adequate proper PPE to wear while on the job. Of course, rigorous handwashing is required! Other strategies that healthcare workers are employing to help protect themselves against risk include changing out of their work clothes before entering their homes, showering as soon as they get home, and isolating themselves into a separate room of their home, away from other family members, to protect their family members as best they can.

Just a message to our frontline heroes: you're doing everything you can in a circumstance you probably never imagined you'd find yourself in. You are significant, bold, and greatly appreciated for all of your hard work! Take a deep breath, rely on each other for support, call out for help if you need it, and discover healthy methods to unwind.


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