A descriptive study to assess the level of knowledge and awareness of COVID-19 pandemic among nursing students of Desh Bhagat institution of nursing of district Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab
Meenakshi Thakur, Priyesh M Bhanwara, Astha, Shivangi Madhak
According to the World Health Organization has declared the corona virus disease 2019 a pandemic. A Global coordinated effort is needed to stop the further spread of the virus. A pandemic is defined as “occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population. The last pandemic reported in the world was the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009. Corona viruses are enveloped viruses containing a single stranded, positive sense RNA genome of approximately 29,000 nucleotides. A distinctive club shaped projection is present over the virus surface which gives the appearance of a crown or corona from which its name was derived. Four virus genera (Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta) have been identify so far, with human infection only seen in Alpha Guery et al., 2013. The virus contains five structural proteins Spkie or S-protein, hem agglutinin esterase, matrix, envelop and nucleotide. Spike protein is a glycoprotein envelops which helps in the attachment of the cells and cell membrane. Understanding the transmission of disease is incompletely understood. Initial investigations in Wuhan at the beginning of the outbreak have identified the source of the infection from a wet market. The virus is transmitted from person to person in the form of fomites, when the person coughs and sneezes. The infection also spreads from when an individual comes in direct contact with the infected surface and the touches his or her nose, eye or mouth. Droplet transmission usually do not travel more than 6 feet and do not linger in air for a longer period (Schwartz and Graham, 2020) Aim of study: The aim of study is to aware the nursing students regarding transmission, prevention and providing care of covid -19.
Meenakshi Thakur, Priyesh M Bhanwara, Astha, Shivangi Madhak. A descriptive study to assess the level of knowledge and awareness of COVID-19 pandemic among nursing students of Desh Bhagat institution of nursing of district Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab. International Journal of Nursing and Health Research, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 11-14