Global Health & Medicine 2022;4(5):292-293.
Responding to COVID-19: Establishing a nursing system that is appropriate for the new post-epidemic era
Hospitals that admit patients with COVID-19 face the challenge of not only dealing with these patients but also balancing normal medical care and hospital management to cope with the challenges posed by the new postepidemic era. Over the past two years of responding to COVID-19 as a front-line clinical nurse, my colleagues and I have fully appreciated the need to establish a nursing system that is appropriate for the new post-epidemic era. The following four aspects should be emphasized: i) the continuation of thorough infection control measures; ii) exploring new approaches to training for new recruits; iii) ensuring nursing workforce and improving the nursing capacity to cope with patients critically ill with COVID-19; and iv) teamwork and team care to provide nurses with timely psychological assistance.