Team leading in COVID-19 treatment center

Submitted by Kenya progressive nurses association
April 13, 2021

Experience, challenges  from March 2020

Salome Situma chief nursing officer in Kisimu, Kenya

As a team leader in the context  of covid 19,was faced with a lot of challenges , beginning from setting up a covid friendly department, and health care workers to work in the same department, many of has had fears being the first time to handle the pandemic of this kind, a few how accepted. However there was fear of infection, death etc, it took us time after the training to gain confidence, resources was also a nightmare however later many organization have support in terms of resources and training.

Home based care changed scenario especially for patients who were positive and with mild symptoms or no symptoms.