International Nurses Day 2020: Significant role of nurses amid COVID-19 pandemic
International Nurses Day is celebrated worldwide every year on May 12. The theme of International Nurses Day 2020 is Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health. Nurses have been the stars for this pandemic over the globe for their excellent courage, commitment, and continuation. As we send blessings wrapped with appreciation to our present-day Florence Nightingales over the globe, how about we additionally recognize their significant role in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The role of the nursing society is a higher priority than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses everywhere throughout the world have been tirelessly engaged with the care of COVID-19 patients and are centered around organizing contamination prevention and control among patients, attenders, and healthcare providers over all the units within the hospital.
In the ongoing past, we have just seen the numerous ways that nurses have contributed, adjusted, and started to lead the pack in handling the pandemic. Numerous nurses are key pillars in updating the management of interventions through national and interventions online classes which were presented explicitly during the COVID-19 period.
In any case, that is just their role in the background. Because of their work on the frontlines, the care providers (ones dealing with these patients) are at a high risk of getting the coronavirus since their presentation is high.
At the point when nurses come in for their shift, a lot of emotions come into the image. As a parental figure, the profession requires dealing with the patients sacrificially as somebody who is at the core of infection prevention – the slightest error can end up causing things to go south for the hospital and the family too.
But, the dread of getting the sickness is constant. While caring for COVID-19 patients, numerous nurses get presented and need to quarantine, which is an extra mental and physical cost for a person. While the medical fraternity battles to oversee testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE), care suppliers work enthusiastically to help the patients regardless of the considerable number of fears and shorthand of resources.
We have empowered our nurses with the best information and skills to oversee themselves in these testing times, gave them the alternative of looking for help on mental health issues from specialists. Indeed, even the least complex of the gestures of being there with the team, somewhat pat on the back, and listening to their feelings of dread and nerves has helped them in sailing through.
The arrangement is centered around remaining associated, improving, and sharing awareness on the prevention of the spread of disease – and emphasizing on the individual security of the nurses. We have escalated the online sessions and campaigns, to feature fundamental abilities and the useful parts of COVID-19 management.
While the main reaction to the pandemic has been the dread of imminent threat because of data/misinformation circulating all around, nurses are at the front line of communication, be it exposing the legends, advising the patients, and their families and in any event, taking care of end-of-life care.
We are working together with the clinical team, sharing perspectives, and actionable steps in management meetings for COVID-19 response. It is a triple role for nurses: managing patients, COVID-19 response, and caring for themselves.