Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Another Challenge for Critical Care Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147822
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Another Challenge for Critical Care Nurses
Abstract:
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Another Challenge for Critical Care Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Williamson, Karen, RN, MScN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Windsor
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Maher M. El-Masri, RN, PhD; Susan M. Fox-Wasylyshyn, RN, MScN
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral disease that may be contracted by exposure to a newly recognized form of the coronavirus. It often manifests through a set of common respiratory symptoms that include fever and nonproductive cough. To date, SARS has no vaccine or definitive treatment. Approximately 20% of SARS patients develop respiratory failure, which requires mechanical ventilation and close cardiopulmonary monitoring. Intensive care unit (ICU) nurses and other healthcare workers who care for SARS patients are at risk for contracting the disease. Thus, it is important that ICU nurses be familiar with the disease and its implications for critical care. This presentation provides critical care nurses with an update on the first SARS outbreak, its origin, case definition, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, relevant infection control practices, management, and recommendations for the role of ICU nurses in dealing with future outbreaks.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Another Challenge for Critical Care Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147822-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Another Challenge for Critical Care Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Williamson, Karen, RN, MScN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Windsor</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">karenw@uwindsor.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Maher M. El-Masri, RN, PhD; Susan M. Fox-Wasylyshyn, RN, MScN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral disease that may be contracted by exposure to a newly recognized form of the coronavirus. It often manifests through a set of common respiratory symptoms that include fever and nonproductive cough. To date, SARS has no vaccine or definitive treatment. Approximately 20% of SARS patients develop respiratory failure, which requires mechanical ventilation and close cardiopulmonary monitoring. Intensive care unit (ICU) nurses and other healthcare workers who care for SARS patients are at risk for contracting the disease. Thus, it is important that ICU nurses be familiar with the disease and its implications for critical care. This presentation provides critical care nurses with an update on the first SARS outbreak, its origin, case definition, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, relevant infection control practices, management, and recommendations for the role of ICU nurses in dealing with future outbreaks.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:36:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:36:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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