In this UK-wide survey we are asking you to identify what you have done to deliver fundamental nursing care to patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in hospital during the pandemic. We are particularly interested in any barriers you faced and innovations or changes in practice you have instigated to overcome these barriers. We only want to know about your experiences of nursing patients who were not invasively ventilated: i.e. patients who may have had breathing support and other nursing care but were not intubated with sedation. Our subsequent clinical trial will ask patients to tell us about their experiences of being nursed for which a state of consciousness is required.
If you are happy to continue to the survey, please would you also send us any examples of existing protocols and procedures that you have used specifically for nursing patients with the SARS-CoV-2 virus to the following email account: . This is a secure account belonging to a member of the Exeter Clinical Trials Unit and not accessible by the research team. Any examples of protocols will be saved, and emails of forwarded documentation will be immediately deleted from personal and institutional computers once receipt is acknowledged.
Please note that for this survey we are only seeking information on nursing care in hospitals during the COVID pandemic.
If you work in primary care or community settings and were not deployed to provide inpatient care during COVID pandemic care, this survey is not suitable for you.
By filling in this survey you will help us to find out what has really worked for you and your patients so that all nurses can adopt these strategies. We really appreciate your help!
Link: Covid-Nurse survey
Further information can be found here (http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/covid-nurse/) or by contacting the team directly (Merryn Kent: )
If you have any issues with the link above, please copy and paste the following text directly into your browser: https://uniexeterctu.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7a3I4kvWsMEKGlD