SLNA Ebola report

Senesie Margao, President of the Sierra Leone Nurses Association (SLNA) has sent ICN an update on the situation regarding the Ebola virus in their country.  As of 3 September 2014, the SNLA reports 1,115 confirmed cases; 399 confirmed deaths of whom over 40 are nurses; 251 discharged cases, total survived and sent home.  The SNLA recently carried out a training of nurses on the prevention and care of Ebola patients, with funding from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation.  The training, which took place in 14 districts with 568 nurses, concentrated on:

  • introduction to the virus
  • clinical management
  • infection control
  • nursing a patient with Ebola
  • safe care of the dead
  • supportive care for the caregiver and
  • practical training on personal protective equipment and working in an isolation unit

Full report

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 01:00