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Experience on the Protection and Management of PICC Patients in the Department of Hematology During COVID-19 Epidemic
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 9, Issue 5, October 2020, Pages: 370-375
Received: Sep. 12, 2020; Accepted: Oct. 12, 2020; Published: Oct. 16, 2020
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Chen Jiayu, Department of Rheumatism, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
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Objective Discuss the prevention and control measures of the Department of Hematology and standardize the PICC catheter maintenance procedures during the outbreak of corona virus disease. Method Understand the severity of COVID-19, interpret relevant documents of the Ministry of Health and hospital prevention and control requirements, formulate prevention and control measures and improve the PICC catheter maintenance process during the epidemic, and provide special prevention care for 527 patients admitted to our department during the epidemic, provide PICC catheter maintenance for205 hospitalized patients with catheters, and nursing 21 patients with related complications due to delayed maintenance of Catheter care. Result There was no infection in both doctors and patients during the epidemic; a total of 707 patients’ catheters maintenance were completed and 17 cases were extubation, of which 3 cases were unplanned remove, and the symptoms of 21 cases of catheter-related complications were improved. Conclusion During the epidemic, strict prevention and control measures can effectively implement epidemic prevention and control, standardize PICC catheter maintenance procedures, and strengthen catheter assessment may reduce incidence of PICC catheter complications. Staying in Laminar flow room can protect Hematology patients.
COVID-19, PICC Maintenance, Epidemic Prevention and Control, Hematology Patients, Safety
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Chen Jiayu, Experience on the Protection and Management of PICC Patients in the Department of Hematology During COVID-19 Epidemic, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 9, No. 5, 2020, pp. 370-375. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20200905.20
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