Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Review

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection and Nursing in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis Treatment

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Department of First and Emergency Aid, Gümüşhane University, Kelkit Vocational School of Health Sciences, Gümüşhane, Turkey

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Department of Internal Medicine Nursing, Karadeniz Technical University School of Health Sciences, Trabzon, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2020; 29: 315-321
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2020.4397
Read: 107 Downloads: 47 Published: 20 October 2020

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis treatment are at a high risk of serious complications if infections occur because of suppressed immune system, cardiovascular disease, and important comorbidities, such as diabetes mellitus. To control and prevent the spread of the outbreak to patients and other healthcare professionals, it is necessary to be informed about COVID-19, to diagnose cases early, and to be treated. The purpose of this review is to discuss the communication, transport, predialysis screening and triage, and COVID-19 nursing management in patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment.

Cite this article as: Demirağ H, Hintistan S. Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection and Nursing in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis Treatment. Turk J Nephrol 2020; 29(4): 315-21.

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