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Access to information regarding management of pressure injuries in South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic: A nurse’s perspective

Susan de Wet
1 September 2021

Worldwide, nurses were faced with a major influx of COVID-19 patients in 2020. South Africa was not spared from this surge. As a South African nurse, I experienced first-hand that not only did nurses have to suddenly care for an incursion of patients’ diagnoses with a novel virus, but consequently had to also deal with the devastating effects of the virus, one of which presented as pressure injuries. It was evident that some critically ill, yet mobile patients admitted to the COVID-Intensive Care Unit (ICU), experienced pressure injuries…

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