What Nurses Should Know About COVID-19. Article

Powell-Young, Yolanda, Giger, Joyce Newman. (2020). What Nurses Should Know About COVID-19. . 31(1), 13-18.

cited authors

  • Powell-Young, Yolanda; Giger, Joyce Newman


  • Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is a highly infectious illness caused by novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The World Health Organization recently designated SARS-CoV-2 associated COVID-19 to be a global pandemic. The fear or spread of COVID-19 has touched every continent. The importance of understanding the drivers of COVID-19 on community health is amplified by the ability of SARS-CoV-2 to rapidly change genetic structure, our restricted knowledge about the disease, and limited or non-existent vaccines and treatment options. An understanding of basic COVID-19 epidemiology is a prerequisite for curtailing transmission, preventing morbidity and mortality, developing efficacious vaccines, implementing effective infection control protocols, and applying treatment algorithms.

publication date

  • July 1, 2020


  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral


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start page

  • 13

end page

  • 18


  • 31


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