Journal of Nursing Practices and Research
A Study To Assess The Knowledge Of Screening Protocol During Covid 19 Among Nurses Who Are Posted In High - Risk Areas In A Vijaya Hospital, Vadapalani.


Journal of Nursing. 2022 October; 2(2): 1–3. Published online 2022 October

Abstract: The COVID 19 pandemic in India is a World Wide pandemic corona virus disease 2019 cause by respiratory syndrome. A global coordinated effort is needed to stop the further spread of the virus. A pandemic is defined as occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population. The last pandemic reported in the word was the H1N1 PANDEMIC IN 2019. On 31st December 2021, a clutter of case of pneumonia of unknown cause in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province in china , was reported to the World Health Organization .
In 2020, previously unknown new virus was identified , subsequently named the 2019 novel corona virus , and samples obtained from cases analysis of the virus genetics indicated that was the cause of the outbreak . The novel corona virus was named corona virus disease 2019 (COVID 19) by WHO in February 2020. The virus is referred to SARS - COV 2 and the associated disease is COVID 19.
As of 04.22 pm 9th December 2020, there have been 67,780,361 confirmed cause of COVID 19, including 1, 551, 14 deaths reported to WHO. The corona viruses are family of virus that cause illness such as respiratory disease or gastrointestinal diseases can range from the common cold to more severe disease.
The viruses that cause COVID 19 infect people of all ages. However evidence to data suggest that group of people are at a higher risk of getting severe COVID 19 disease.
Transmission can occur more easily the “three C'S " ( the risk of COVID 19 spreading higher in place where these " 3c's " overlap ) Close contact setting, especially where people have conversation to be between 2 to 14 days . This if a person remains well after 14 days being in contact with confirmed COVID 19, they are not infection. Confined and enclosed spaces with poor ventilation. A COVID 19 diagnostic testing kit has been developed and is available in clinical test in labs. The gold standard for testing for COVID 19 is refer transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT - PCR)

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