J Chin Med Assoc 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.
Department of Nursing, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC Emergency Department, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Department of Emergency Medicine, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
Background: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes infection symptoms including fever, cough, respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms, and even loss of smell/taste, so far had caused 489,000 people to be infected with 32,000 deaths. This article aims to develop some strategies in dealing with COVID-19 epidemic to prevent nosocomial infection and ensure the safety of health care workforce and employees.
Methods: This is a prospectively registered and retrospective descriptive study investigating the clinical characteristics, results of diagnostic tests, and patients' disposition from February 1, 2020, to April 30, 2020, at a tertiary medical center in Northern Taiwan. Read More