The Queen’s Nursing Institute has published a resource for community nurses caring for people living with COVID-19.
Commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement, ‘Living with COVID-19 (Long Covid) and Beyond’ provides information to support nurses working in community, care homes and primary care and also to the wider multi-disciplinary team including clinical knowledge, care responses and skills when caring for people during their recovery and rehabilitation.
It is predicted that there will be a ‘new wave’ of physical, mental and emotional health challenges as individuals enter recovery from COVID-19 infection – and for some this is combined with issues resulting from the social and economic impact of lockdown, such as isolation and unemployment.
The resource also aims to help nurses assist people, families, carers and employers to work towards managing post COVID-19 symptoms, regaining everyday life activities and returning to independent living wherever possible. It includes information on physical care, psychological and neuro-psychological care, social impact and features several case studies.