Executive Summary on Combating COVID-19: A Perspectives and Challenges from Nigerian Nurses
With the designation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on January 30, 2020, governments used a variety of tactics to decrease the virus’s propagation. Transmission reduction strategies such as social/physical distancing, stay-at-home orders, schools, and nonessential business closure, bans on public gatherings, travel restriction, aggressive case identification, isolation, contact tracing, and vaccination programmes were used in addition to personal preventive measures (e.g. hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, face covers, and environmental disinfection). There was no information regarding the virus until the outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Nurses, on the other hand, continued to give care, comfort, and information to patients around the world as the virus spread while putting their own safety and well-being at stake This executive report examines Nigerian nurses’ perspectives and problems in combatting COVID-19, as well as the role of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America (NANNNA) in assisting nurses throughout the outbreak through a variety of initiatives, including immunisation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, recording nursing practise and nurses’ experiences provides real-time help for overcoming difficulties and enhancing nurse well-being.
Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Hunter College, New York, NY, USA.
Dorothy C. Nwanonyiri
Felician University, Lodi, New Jersey, USA.
Rutgers University School of Nursing, Newark, NJ, USA.
Ednah N. Madu
College of Nursing and Public Health, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, USA.
College of Nursing, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, USA.
Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, Texas 75235, USA.
Division of Communicable Disease, Disease Control Bureau, Chicago Department of Public Health, IL, USA.