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At least 15-20% of all patients with COVID-19 disease will require hospitalization and of those 4-5% will require further intensive care such as oxygen therapy, intubation, and ventilation. The most common complications in severe COVID-19 patients, are bilateral pneumonia, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), multiple organ failure and cardiac complications. The high-risk groups such as the elderly, the patients with diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and those that are immuno-compromised are especially vulnerable. Although the curve of new cases has flattened considerably and lockdown procedures have been relaxed, a considerable number of patients would still require hospitalization and supportive non-invasive oxygen therapy. Professional nurses are ideally placed to provide this support as long as they have the necessary skills to administer and manage this treatment modality.
The Short Course in How to Provide Respiratory Support for COVID-19 Patients for Professional Nurses is a part-time distance (e-learning) short course.
The minimum period for completion is 3 months after registration
FPD will award successful participants with a certificate of completion should they successfully complete the assessment process.
Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 10 Clinical CEU’s on Level 2.
Funding was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Right to Care a leading regional South African health systems strengthening organization.
Delegates can enrol for this course during the COVID 19 lockdown
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