FOCUS ON HEALTH PROFESSIONALS DURING THE SARS-COV-2 PANDEMIC - LITERATURE REVIEW

Ana Paula Nogueira Godoi, Gilcelia Correia Santos Bernardes, Rommel Larcher Rachid Novais, Leilismara Sousa Nogueira, Melina de Barros Pinheiro

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Introduction: The epidemics claim changes in behavior and often completely change the lives of health professionals. In addition to instituting the need to evaluate old methods of disease prevention. Methods: In this narrative review, articles were searched in various databases, organizations, and health entities using keywords compatible with MeSH, including COVID-19, Pandemia, Health professionals, Coronavirus 2019, SARS-CoV-2, personal protective equipment (PPE), Biosafety. Results and Discussion: The review of articles and manuals published in this area revealed that health professionals are being infected with SARS-CoV-2 and effective prevention measures and the correct use of PPE are needed, in addition to health assessment and monitoring, including mental health, of these professionals. Conclusion:There is a lack of data on which PPE may have the best protective effect against SARS-CoV-2, as well as how to use, remove, disinfect, store and replace it. It is essential to offer support to health professionals, both the provision of PPE, as well as in training and maintenance of mental health to reduce the adverse effects that this pandemic can generate in this population.


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