Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Review Article Volume 3 Issue 12

Nurse-led Field Hospital: A Novel Nursing Innovation During Covid-19 Pandemic

Waranuch Wongjumnong1 and Kannika Supachai2*

1TambolTaykoa Health Promotion Hospital, Sam Khok district, Pathumthani Province, Thailand
2Chulabhorn Royal Academy, Bangkok, Thailand

*Corresponding Author: Kannika Supachai, Chulabhorn Royal Academy, Bangkok, Thailand.

Received: December 02, 2021; Published: December 24, 2021


The uncontrollable spread of Covid-19 has increased huge new cases of respiratory symptoms, causing a serious shortage of medical equipment, hospital beds, and healthcare workforce worldwide. Focusing on the shortage of hospital beds, field hospitals have been developed to lighten the caseloads from conventional hospitals. Nurse practitioners, who are prepared to promote the health of people in community, play a significant role in managing field hospitals. Although, current studies have shown the extensive scope of nurse practitioners managing clinics especially regarding chronic diseases, field hospitals remain scarce. This article identified a set of activities of nurse-led field hospitals concerning the novel notion of nurse-led services during the Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand based on a community health nurse practitioner’s experience.

Keywords: Covid-19; Field Hospital; Nurse-led Service; Nurse Practitioner


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Citation: Waranuch Wongjumnong and Kannika Supachai. “Nurse-led Field Hospital: A Novel Nursing Innovation During Covid-19 Pandemic”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.1 (2022): 19-21.


Copyright: © 2021 Waranuch Wongjumnong and Kannika Supachai. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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