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Jan 18, 2022

Nurses Train for Pandemics

When asked about relevant training for nurses to better cope with COVID, she responded that nurses are trained to deal with pandemics.

 

Nurse Lizette Bell

Nurse Lizette Bell, Chief Nursing Officer & Chair, Nurses & Midwives Council

“In nursing training there is a component that you need to look at as it relates to proper infection control and prevention and universal precautions. So, with COVID or without COVID, these standards must be put in place, so nurses are trained. It’s a part of – it’s integrated into the curriculum how to manage infectious cases and to ensure proper infection control and prevention while they are caring for patients. But definitely we have to put a little bit more emphasis on the Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) and ensure that they are adequately trained in downing and doffing, meaning putting on the P.P.E., removing the P.P.E. and also to adhere to all of the universal precaution measures to ensure that they are safe as well as the patients are safe.”


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