A Nursing Care Plan for Ebola Patient at Intensive Care Units
American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Volume 3, Issue 1-1, February 2015, Pages: 14-20
Received: Dec. 22, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 25, 2014; Published: Feb. 15, 2015
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Authors
Mary Bi Suh Atanga, Department of Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bamenda, Bamenda, Cameroon.
Ndipowa James Attangeur, Department of Nursing, Cameroon Christian University, Bali, Cameroon
Kenneth Yongabi Anchang, Phyto-Biotechnology Research Foundation Institute (PRF), Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda, Cameroon
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Abstract
The state of the art in the nursing care of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in an intensive care was conceived in preparation for nursing especially as Cameroon is found close to West Africa where the dead toll had risen too high in the past several weeks. The objective of this discussion is to outline the steps used from pathophysiology and manifestations of diseases in planning and implementing nursing care for better outcome without contamination of others (nurses themselves inclusive). The search for data was from available literature and nursing techniques. The findings have demonstrated the clear pathophysiology, manifestations, differences between the Marburg haemorrhagic fever and the Ebola, transmission, general management, different levels of care, patients’ problems, needs and requirement, nursing care, prevention and strict instructions to be observed. It has provided the basic nursing care plan that could be used in combination with other higher procedures and international norms and standards. The plan can be used by any nurse or delegated persons to ensure safety even when death may be eminent.
Keywords
Ebola, Marburg, Patient’S Problems, Nursing Care, Levels of Care
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Mary Bi Suh Atanga, Ndipowa James Attangeur, Kenneth Yongabi Anchang, A Nursing Care Plan for Ebola Patient at Intensive Care Units, 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. 14-20. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.s.2015030101.13
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