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 OJEpi  Vol.10 No.2 , May 2020
Countermeasures for Hemodialysis Patients with Fever in Non-Designated Hospitals during the Epidemic Period of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (COVID-19)
Abstract: Objective: To explore the effect of countermeasures for hemodialysis patients with fever during the incubation period of novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) in a non-designated hospital. Methods: For 22 hemodialysis patients with fever in our hospital, we developed a specialist program based on the latest NCP treatment guidelines for nephrology and hemodialysis. We trained medical staff accurately and rapidly online. According to the specialist program, we implemented meticulous treatment for patients including dialysis, psychological and environmental care. We provided protection of medical staff in wards and dialysis rooms. Medical waste was deposited properly. Moreover, we implemented quality improvement in a timely manner according to the situation. Results: The 22 hemodialysis patients with fever in our hospital were not infected with novel coronavirus 2019. The epidemiological screening rate was 100%, and the percentage of family care giving was reduced by 29.8%. All medical stuff were uninfected. The patient’s satisfaction rate in the observation group is higher than that in the control group (96% vs. 74%, p = 0.048). Conclusion: The countermeasures for hemodialysis patients with fever developed by our specialty were effective. We can satisfy requirements for the NCP prevention for hemodialysis patients with fever in non-designated hospitals through implementing these countermeasures.
Cite this paper: Chen, Y. , Luo, J. , Zhong, Y. , Yu, Z. , Yin, L. , Li, Y. , Liang, W. and Liu, F. (2020) Countermeasures for Hemodialysis Patients with Fever in Non-Designated Hospitals during the Epidemic Period of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (COVID-19). Open Journal of Epidemiology, 10, 179-186. doi: 10.4236/ojepi.2020.102016.
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