Volume 16, Issue 1 (Paramedical Sciences and Military Health (Spring 2021) 2021)                   Paramedical Sciences and Military Health 2021, 16(1): 32-45 | Back to browse issues page

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Paramedicine, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , moonlightlp1358@gmail.com
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Introduction: During an outbreak of an infectious disease, pregnant women, fetuses, ornewborns are at greater risk than other populations. Findings from studies have shown that Covid19 disease causes side effects in pregnant women, their fetuses or their infants. The current study tries to mention the pre-, during and postpartum care of pregnant women with Covid 19 and their infants; moreover, this article notice the educational points required for nurses and patients.
Methods and Materials: The present study was a descriptive study performed by review method. Data were collected by searching the websites of PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, Magiran website and Google scholar search engine, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ministry of Health.
Results: In Covid 19 epidemic, pregnant women and their neonate are at high risk of infecting Covid19 disease; in addition, they are at a higher risk ofdeath, mortality, and side effects. These complications can be reduced with intensive nursing care, timely actions and
reactions, and patient education. Necessary care of this vulnerable group should be based on observance of hygienic procedures during breastfeeding, kangaroo care, airway management, intubation, mechanical ventilation, neonate transfer, resuscitation and observance of quarantine principles and necessary measures before, during and after laboring.
Discussion and Conclusion: Due to the increased risk of pregnancy complications in women with Covid 19, it is recommended that health centers and health care providers pay very careful attention to the way of implementing health and care protocols before, during and after childbirth for mothers and their newborns.
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Type of Study: review | Subject: full articles
Received: 2021/05/28 | Accepted: 2021/06/3 | Published: 2021/06/20

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