The Role of the Perioperative Nurse of COVID-19 Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Insertion

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Pinyo Jaroensuk


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging infectious disease to spread around the world. Most patients have signs of fever, muscle or body aches, cough, and new loss of taste or smell. In severe patients have signs of pneumonia, difficulty breathing, and shortness of breath caused acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine is a rescue treatment in ARDS that provides respiratory support in COVID-19 patients between treatment lung recovers totally to normal function. Perioperative nurses have the knowledge, specialist, and ability to care for COVID-19 patients undergoing ECMO insertion in three-phase of perioperative care such as preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care in order to patient safety, without complication, and infection prevention and control in COVID-19 as well.      


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